Fishlake National Forest is spread across nine different counties in the state of Utah including, Sanpete, Millard, Iron, Garfield, Beaver, Piute, Sevier, Juab, and Wayne counties. The largest city close to the forest is Richfield, but there are several other close-by urban areas including Fillmore, Beaver, Kanosh, Monroe, Loa, and Salina.
Access to the forest’s resources can be gained through several different routes including US 50, US 89, US 91, UT 24, UT 72, UT 53, and I-70. The forest encompasses a total area of 1,461,226 acres of land, was established on July 1, 1908, and is governed by the U.S. Forest Service. Fishlake National Forest shares a name with Fish Lake which is the largest freshwater mountain lake in Utah.
The lake is a part of the Fish Lake Basin that covers a total area of about 13,700 acres. Several other attractions draw visitors to the Fishlake National Forest. For example, visitors can access three concession-operated resorts including Fishlake Lodge, Bowery Haven Resort, and Lakeside Resort. If you are up for some more vigorous activity, you could go out and enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, and OHV riding.
The Canyon of Gold driving tour is a great way to tickle your historical interests and the Tushar Mountains whose peaks exceed 12,000 feet offer exceptional views of the terrain in the area. Additionally, you can also get to enjoy seeing a wide variety of plant and animal species in the forest.
Some of the amenities in the forest include 15 campgrounds, over 1000 miles of trails, dispersed camping, nine group camps, picnic sites, boating area, and scenic drives. If you have a dog, you can access some of these amenities, but you should remain conscious of the areas of the forest that you can and cannot access when you are with your dog. You can inquire about this information at the forest offices.