Fishing

Drop your fishing line into a lake or stream and chances are you’ll pull up a rainbow, German brown, or brook trout. Color Country has 20 reservoirs, 9 natural lakes, and 10 creeks and rivers that are open and stocked for fishing. Which is the best is a matter of opinion because every single place is some fisherman’s secret spot.

In addition to the excellent trout fishing, Color Country has bass fishing at Gunlock and Quail Creek reservoirs, and Lake Powell. Stop at any of Color Country’s visitor centers for specific locations of the reservoirs, lakes and rivers. You’ll probably get a few suggestions on the best fishing spots to try. Since fishing regulations vary, pick up a copy of the Utah Fishing Proclamation at any location where Utah fishing licenses are sold. You can also obtain a license and proclamation at the Utah Division of Wildlife Services website: www.wildlife.utah.gov or call (435) 865-6100.

When the lakes freeze over, ice fishing becomes a relaxing winter pastime. Panguitch Lake, Otter Creek, Minersville and Wide Hollow reservoirs are popular winter fisheries. Always remember to check the ice thickness and weather conditions before ice fishing!

Reservoirs

Anderson Meadow
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65 miles east of Cedar City, via I-15 to Beaver, then east on U-153 to Kent’s Lake Rd Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (Summer and Fall only)

Baker
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55 miles south west of Cedar City, via Hwy 56 to Hwy 18 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; improved camping; boating and car accessible

Duck Creek
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28 miles east of Cedar City on Hwy 14 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; improved camping and car accessible (Summer and Fall only)

Enterprise
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45 miles west of Cedar City, via Hwy 56 to the town of Enterprise, then follow the signs Rainbow, Brown & Brook Trout; improved camping; boating and car accessible

Gunlock State Park
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55 miles southwest of Cedar City, via Hwy 56 to Hwy. 19 Turn right at Shivits Indian Reservation Bass & Crappie Fish; improved camping; boating and car accessible

Kolob
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First right hand turn of Hwy 14, then 20 miles south on good gravel road Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping; boating and car accessible (summer and fall season only)

Lake Powell
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3 hours southeast from Cedar City, via Hwy 89 Rainbow, Bass, Crappie, Catfish; improved camping, boating, car accessible, marina, all services available

Little Reservoir
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62 miles north east of Cedar City, via I-15 to Beaver, then east on Hwy 153 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Minersville State Park
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50 miles north of Cedar City, via Hwy 130 to Hwy 21 Rainbow Trout & Bass; improved camping, boating and car accessible

Newcastle
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30 miles west of Cedar City, via Hwy 56, turn left at Newcastle town and follow signs Rainbow Trout & Bass; unimproved camping, boating and car accessible

Paragonah
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10 miles northeast of Parowan, via Old Hwy 91 to Paragonah town, follow signs east of the town Rainbow Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Pine Valley
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40 miles west of Cedar City, via Hwy 56 to Hwy 18, turn east at Central Rainbow Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Quail Creek State Park
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38 miles south of Cedar City, via I-15 to Hwy 9 Rainbow Trout, Bass & Bluegill; improved camping, boating, and car accessible

Three Creeks
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62 miles north east of Cedar City, via I-15 to Beaver, then east on Hwy 153 Rainbow, Brown, Brook Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Tropic
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79 miles east of Cedar City, Hwy 14 to Hwy 89 to Hwy 12, turn right on East Fork of Seveir River road and follow signs Rainbow & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Lakes

Yankee Meadow
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10 miles southeast of Parowan, via Hwy 143, turn left at five mile marker onto good gravel road Rainbow & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Kent’s Lake
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62 miles north east of Cedar City, via I-15 to Beaver, then east on Hwy 153 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Kid’s Pond
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14 miles east of Cedar City, via Hwy 14 Rainbow & Brook Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only). Kids only – must be with an adult with a valid Utah fishing license

Le Baron Lake
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62 miles north east of Cedar City, via I-15 to Beaver, then east on Hwy 153 Rainbow, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Navajo Lake
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24 miles east of Cedar City, via Hwy 14 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Panguitch Lake
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20 miles east of Brian Head, via Hwy 143 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; improved camping boating and car accessible

Pine Lake
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79 miles east of Cedar City, via Hwy. 14 to Hwy 89 to Hwy 12, turn left at Bryce Canyon Junction, follow signs Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; improved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only) Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping; boating and car accessible (summer and fall season only)

Creeks & Rivers

Asay Creek
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35 Miles east of Cedar City, via Hwy 14 to Hwy 89, head north Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; car accessible

Beaver River
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55 miles north of Cedar City, via I-15 to Beaver, then east on Hwy 153 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; unimproved camping and car accessible (summer and fall only)

Mammoth Creek
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30 miles east of Cedar City, via Hwy 14, turn left at Mammoth Creek Rd Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; car accessible (summer and fall only)

Panguitch Creek
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20 miles east of Brian Head, via Hwy 143 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; car accessible (summer and fall only)

Parowan Creek
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5 miles from Parowan, via Hwy 143 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; car accessible (summer and fall only)

Sevier River
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35 miles east of Cedar City, via Hwy 14 to Hwy 89. River runs along Hwy 89 Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; car accessible

Virgin-River East Fork
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65 miles south of Cedar City, via I-15 to Hwy 9. River runs along Hwy 9 to Zion National Park Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; improved camping and car accessible

Virgin-River North Fork
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29 miles east of Cedar City, via Hwy 14 to Navajo Lake, turn right on lake road Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Cutthroat Trout; car accessible (summer and fall only)