Utah Lakes and Reservoirs

Utah might be the second driest state in the nation, but because water storage is important, the Beehive State offers plenty of great bodies of water, from popular urban reservoirs to hidden waters tucked away in high alpine landscapes or down lesser traveled backways. For anglers, the scene is just as good: fertile, warm-water fisheries fill lush northern valleys, eastern basins and redrock landscapes of Southern Utah. Cool streams and wild rivers descend from snowcapped mountains, feeding shimmering lakes or pausing in reservoirs where trout reach trophy proportions. Explore by destination below, or see our fishing page for a selection of the state's best angling spots.