Fishing and Recreating
Barney Lake is the highest elevation water on Monroe Mountain.
The lake is located east of Marysvale on the Marysvale Peak on Monroe Mountain. Situated at 10,121 ft, the secluded Barney Lake is one of the most beautiful hidden treasures the area has to offer.
Visitors can access the The reservoirs shoreline is publicly owned and administered by the Fish Lake National Forest with unrestricted public access. There are no recreational facilities at the lake, although the area offers itself to primitive camping.
It is stocked with Bonneville cutthroat trout and tiger trout. Restrictive fishing regulations allow fishing with flies and lures only, but a two-trout limit enables some fish to be kept.
Manning Meadow Reservoir can be found on the Marysvale Peak on Monroe Mountain at 10,044 feet. This 18-acre fishing reservoir was constructed in 1990 by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Manning Meadow Reservoir is stocked with Bonneville cutthroat trout and tiger trout. Restrictive fishing regulations allow fishing with flies and lures only, but a two-trout limit enables some fish to be kept. The area around Manning Meadow is a great place to view a large variety of wildlife that come to drink from the Reservoir. A favorite amongst visitors to Manning is a large heard of elk that call the area home. There are no improved Forest Service Campgrounds around Manning, although the area offers itself to primitive camping.
Bullion Waterfalls is a beautiful and majestic system of waterfalls where hikers can overlook the massive 75 foot falls. Access to Bullion Falls is by horse or foot only and is approximately one mile from the Pine Creek bridge. The trail can be steep in places and may not be suited for younger children. For more information about this area:
Puffer Lake is located near Bullion Falls, along U-153 16 miles west of Junction at an elevation of
9,672ft near the highway summit and is accessible by both motor vehicle and street legal OHV.
Puffer is a natural lake that has been enhanced for irrigation storage with a small dam. It covers 65 acres when full, with a maximum depth of 50 ft. This lake is surrounded by private property, and public access is now restricted to a small stretch of shoreline and to non-motorized boats. Due to this limited access, UDWR has discontinued stocking of Puffer Lake. Public access at Puffer Lake is restricted to 100 yards of shoreline on the southwest end. Look for the small area that is NOT posted.
Piute State Park is located 10 miles south of Marysvale on HWY 89. Resting on cliffs of the Sevier Plateau, Piute State Park offers incredible fishing opportunities whether from shore or on a boat. Enjoy trophy fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout, and small-mouth bass. This primitive park is a quiet getaway and a well-kept secret..
Piute is also great for water sports, including water-skiing, jet-skiing and wake-boarding. The park offers camping and picnicking on the beach, and access to the Paiute Trail System for OHV riding, though no culinary water is available.
Site amenities: State Park. Primitive camping. Portable toilets. Paved launch ramp.
For more information visit the Piute State Park website.
Otter Creek provides a quiet getaway and a great destination for ATV riders, boaters, and birders.
Access three ATV trails, including Paiute, directly from the park. Lure a record catch from Otter Creek Reservoir, a prime fishery.
Go birding during spring and fall as many bird species through the park on their journey along the Pacific Migratory Bird Flyway.
Koosharem Reservoir is at the north end of Grass Valley, south of Salina and north of Koosharem. It is an intermediate-sized, shallow impoundment of a low elevation valley. The reservoir shoreline is privately/publicly owned and administered by the BLM and the Koosharem Irrigation Company with unrestricted public access.
It is possible to launch a boat in the reservoir, and primative camping is possible along the shore. No fees are charged for use.
Fish Lake is a natural lake that covers approximately 2,500 acres, has an average depth of about 55 feet.
The lake is one of the most popular fisheries in the state, consistently providing 80,000 to 100,000 angler hours of recreation each year and supporting three marinas.
The sport fishery currently consists primarily of rainbow trout, splake, mackinaw or lake trout and yellow perch. A recent addition to the fishery is the tiger musky.
There are two marinas on the lake and developed campgrounds.