Lake Canyon Recreation Area can be found along Utah's scenic Energy Loop, on top of the Wasatch Plateau. It is located just off Highway 31, approximately 18 miles east of the town of Fairview. The recreation area is situated between Huntington and Cleveland reservoirs, at an approximate elevation of 9,000 feet. The area is a paradise for anglers and off-road vehicle enthusiasts.
Huntington Reservoir has great tiger and cutthroat trout fishing, while Cleveland Reservoir offers great fishing for rainbow trout. Both reservoirs are perfect for canoeing and kayaking, however boat ramps are not available.
The extensive Lake Canyon OHV Trail System offers many miles of exciting trails and three beginner loops, making the area accessible to riders of all skill levels. Horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking are popular as well.
Electric Lake is nearby, offering boating, water skiing and fishing for tiger and cutthroat trout. A boat ramp is on-site there.
This expansive, yet primitive recreation area contains several campsites that can accommodate groups ranging in size from 20 to 150 people. Approximately 50 additional single-family campsites are dispersed throughout the area.
Vault toilets are provided, but there is no water, electricity or garbage service available within the recreation area. Visitors should bring their own water and pack out all garbage.
The area is situated in a broad mountain valley, surrounded by the scenic peaks of the Wasatch Plateau. Stands of aspen and pine trees provide limited shade, and grasses, sagebrush and summer wildflowers fill the meadows.
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We stay in this campground every year. The views are beautiful and it’s great camping, four wheeling, and fishing at the many nearby reservoirs. You can even take Miller Flat Road all the way down to Joe’s Valley. Due to the elevation it’s best to plan to stay here in July or August; if it’s been a snowy winter it probably won’t open in June. There is no water or trash bins; pack in, pack out.
We brought our camp trailer up here and found a great campsite. We had a great time 4 wheeling in the area and fishing and kayaking on Cleaveland and Huntington (also known as Mammoth) reservoirs. It's a really steep canyon to pull a trailer up from the Fairview side so make sure your truck has the power and you watch the temperature. We overheated on the way up but we did make it after a 45 minute cool down period. Beautiful area with nice temperatures in July. We will stay here again.