DescriptionFishlake National Forest, in south-central Utah, covers 1,434,599 acres. Natural features range from the alpine wilderness of the Tushar Mountains to Wayne Wonderland's red desert terrain. The scenic Fish Lake-Johnson Valley area, in the southeastern part of the forest, includes 2,600-acre Fish Lake and 670-acre Johnson Reservoir, as well as camping and picnicking areas, a boat launch site and several resorts. The highway to Fish Lake is paved.
Dozens of streams and more than 60 lakes offer good trout fishing. Deer and elk hunting is permitted. Within the forest are some 1,100 miles of hiking, mountain biking and ATV trails. There are 29 developed campgrounds and nine undeveloped campgrounds at elevations ranging from 5,500 to 9,300 feet. Scenic drives from Fish Lake to Salina Canyon and from Beaver to Junction are best taken spring through fall; a high-clearance vehicle is recommended on most forest roads.
For additional information contact the Forest Supervisor, Fishlake National Forest, 115 East 900 North, Richfield, UT 84701; phone (435) 896-9233.