Kents Lakes

Campsite at Kents Lake

Three popular little lakes in Utah’s Panoramaland Region are the three Kents Lakes: Upper Kents Lake, Lower Kents Lake, and Kents Lake. These small reservoirs lie in close proximity along a tributary to the South Fork Beaver River in the…

Electric Lake

Electric Lake Summer Morning

Electric Lake lies like a high-altitude jewel amid one of Utah’s most spectacular recreational playgrounds. Bordering both the Panoramaland and Castle Country tourism regions, the reservoir was created in 1974 when a dam was constructed to collect the waters of…

Fairview Lakes

Wildflowers

Surrounded by the unspoiled wilderness of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, Fairview Lakes provides a pleasant opportunity for lakefront living in Utah’s Panoramaland region. The lakes themselves are private, owned by the Cottonwood-Gooseberry Irrigation Company with lots contracted by long-term…

Navajo Lake UT

Panoramic View of Navajo Lake

A piece of Mother Nature’s finest work describes the beauty of the area surrounding Navajo Lake in the Dixie National Forest in the southwest corner of Utah in Kane County. Located on the Markagunt Plateau, one of the largest and…

Strawberry Reservoir

Sailing on Strawberry Reservoir August 2009

Strawberry Reservoir, known locally as The Berry, is Utah’s most popular fishing spot. Located in Wasatch County, a convenient 65 miles east of the Wasatch Front and the cities of Salt Lake, Provo and Orem, Strawberry Reservoir draws visitors from…

Panguitch Lake

Panguitch Creek

Located in the Dixie National Forest of southwestern Utah, visitors of this beautiful state won’t want to miss Panguitch Lake, along the Brian Head-Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway. Panguitch Lake (rhymes with sandwich) is a natural body of water, augmented by…

Fish Lake

Reflection on Fish Lake

Fishlake National Forest is a glittering emerald jewel in the heart of Utah’s normally dry and desolate countryside. And in the National Forest is the lake that gives the forest its name – Fish Lake. Covering 2,500 acres, Fish Lake…

Echo Reservoir

Echo Catch 1/11/2009

Echo Reservoir sits almost smack in the middle of the countryside between Salt Lake City and the Utah/Wyoming border. It’s hard to miss, as Interstate 80 runs right along its shore for about 3 miles. It was created in the…

DMAD Reservoir

For an oasis in the middle of the Sevier Desert near Delta, head to DMAD Reservoir (also known as Delta Reservoir), an impoundment of the lower reaches of the Sevier River. This 1,199-acre reservoir was created in 1959 in Millard…

Deer Creek Reservoir

Winter at Deer Creek Reservoir

Deer Creek Reservoir is located near Heber, Utah, the home of the historic “Heber Creeper,” a train with a steam engine that takes tourists on trips from Heber a couple of times a day (check the schedule to be sure…

Minersville Reservoir

Beaver County, in southwestern Utah, has a landscape characterized by breathtaking canyons, meandering rivers that flow through granite mountains, thick, green forests, deserts, historic mines, farm valleys, and peaceful meadows. Here in this diverse county is where you will find…

Jordanelle Reservoir

Panorama at 9500 Feet: Jordanelle Reservoir

Jordanelle Reservoir is one of the newest reservoirs in Utah. The Jordanelle Dam was constructed on the Provo River by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1992, and the reservoir filled to capacity in 1995. Its construction caused a few headaches…

Johnson Valley Reservoir

Johnson Valley Reservoir is a 700-acre lake just three miles northeast of Fish Lake in the heart of Utah’s Fishlake National Forest. The reservoir was created in 1899, ten years after Fish Lake was purchased from the Paiute Indians. Because…

Joe’s Valley Reservoir

Joe’s Valley Reservoir is a 1,200-acre lake tucked away in the Manti-La Sal National Forest (Emery County). At an elevation of 7,000 feet, the lake is the favorite of sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts offering excellent hunting and fishing along with…