…to spend a day with the family. Fenton lake is a popular local spot for picnicking and fishing. The scenery here is absolutely stunning, you’d almost think you’re in a postcard. Plenty of sites with tables and grills. This definitely isn’t a campsite as they close at sundown so no camping. The fishing is okay here. Better if you have a small boat or kayak and can get further from the shore.
Love coming here with the family. Some campgrounds are reservation only but there are still plenty that are first come first serve. But this is a holiday weekend hotspot so you need to come early or avoid a holiday weekend all together, but still worth a drive out here.
Camping is by reservation only, it was quiet and when I went but I've been during holiday weekends and it is crazy. Great location for fishing, boating, picnics, and relaxing (when not many people are there). There is a smaller parking lot just south of the lake for those who don't want to walk around. Camping in surrounding areas off forest roads isn't bad but every time I have there is someone having parties and playing music till dawn.
Crowded - granted it was Memorial Day, but it doesn't take much to overwhelm this small lake! It is certainly gorgeous and I'll definitely go back, I'll just make sure it's on a random Tuesday. If you are headed here and you don't need picnic tables or pit toilets, go just up the road for beautiful camping! TIP - go up to FS road 378 (next road just north of the lake) and drive a short distance for some amazing "primitive" camping spots filled with green grass and bright aspen trees - well worth it.
Favorite place to camp, mountains and hot springs near by fishing at Fenton or the near by streams.