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Get To Know Utah Lake
Utah Lake is a popular and familiar place for a number of Utahns. As the largest freshwater lake in the state, and one of the largest freshwater lakes in the western United States, Utah Lake offers several recreational activities and holds a variety of wildlife.

Utah Lake is a popular spot for boating during the summer months. From the shore you can see several visitors wakeboaring, flyboaring, tubing, etc.. Biking along the Provo River Trail, which goes form Provo Canyon to Utah Lake State Park, is not a bad way to see the lake. There are also several campgrounds available at Utah Lake and a number of geocaches. Every year, the Utah Lake Lake Commission hosts the Utah Lake Festival — a free event in June where attendees can participate in activities (sailboat regatta, food trucks, live music, boats rides).


Utah Lake is stalked full of catfish, walleye, white bass, black bass and several species of panfish — making it a popular destination for fishermen. There are also several species of migratory birds (white pelicans, great blue herons, double-crested cormorants and western grebes) that make a home in Utah Lake’s wetlands. About 226 species of birds, 49 mammalian species, 16 amphibian species and reptiles and 18 species of fish have been know to make a home at Utah Lake.