Strawberry Dam is on the Strawberry River about 29 miles southeast of Provo, Utah. Strawberry Reservoir is the primary storage facility for the Bonneville Unit, Cental Utah Project.Recreation management at Strawberry Reservoir is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, Uinta National Forest. Reservoir is at 7,600 feet with a 17,200-acre surface area. Managed recreation season is May through October. High use on holidays and weekends. Ice fishing very popular during the winter months. Available fish species include rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. An interpretative trail exists at the fish-stripping station. Reservations are accepted at certain campsites. Fees charged. Snowmobile trails groomed in the winter. Stream fishing above and below the reservoir. Co-op Creek, Strawberry Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest U.S. Geological Service maps cover the area.
Motorized boating allowed during certain seasons.
Altamont Group Campground: This timbered-setting group campground has a pavilion with covered firepit and seating area. Tent pads are provided. The site capacity, which is 100 people will be strictly enforced. Additional persons above the maximum at any time (including those visiting for a meal) will be asked to leave. This campground is in close proximity to a trailhead and wilderness access.
Many fishing opportunities are available; please be aware of the specific rules.
Hiking is a great way to discover the Wasatch-Cache National Forest - for visit of almost any age and ability level. With more than 1,700 miles of trails, the Forest has one to fit just about everybody. Some trails are easy and fun for families with small children; some paths make great half-day hikes. Other trails can lead to a backpacking adventure for a night or much longer. Wilderness trails are the most primitive and best suited for experienced hikers who enjoy strenuous activities. Please remember that many of these trails are multiple-use. Non-motorized trails are limited to hikers and horses, with some trails open to mountain bikes. A few trails are open to both motorized and non-motorized users. Wilderness trails are closed to all types of motor vehicles and mechanical transport, including bicycles, wagons and carts. Guided hikes may also be available at some locations.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources manages hunting within the state. For information on seasons, licenses and other details, check their website or call their local hotline at 801-596-8660 or toll-free hotline at 1-877-592-5169.
he Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is perfect place to spend the day picnicking in the great outdoors. Picnic areas provide people with the opportunity to have a picnic or barbecue with friends and family or, a place simply to relax and enjoy the sounds and scent of nature. While Evanston and Mountain View Districts do not have area dedicated for solely for picnicking, visitors are more than welcome to set out a blanket and picnic the old fashioned way. Some picnic table within campgrounds area available to picnickers, as well.
Check with park for more information about RV oppurtunities.
Boating and fishing are popular water sports.
The world-renown powder snow draws millions of visitors to the forest each winter. Nearly 700,000 diverse acres are open to non-motorized winter activities, including 309,000 acres of designated wilderness area. However, many trails also are open to motorized and non-motorized users alike. While out recreating, a healthy dose of common courtesy will go a long ways to insure everyone has an enjoyable experience. Before heading out for a winter adventure, check the Utah Avalanche Center and Get to know the snow web pages for important information avalanche conditions, potential hazards, and safety guidelines. Be especially careful on sunny days, where the warm weather and clear sky can lull recreationists into a false sense of security. The sunniest days tend to be most dangerous in the snow-covered backcountry. Dogs are welcome in many areas on the forest, but are prohibited in certain areas on the Wasatch Front to protect the watershed.
Site is 25 miles southeast of Heber City. All-weather access over U.S. 40.