Fishlake National Forest

Quick Facts

Fishlake National Forest


(435) 896-9233

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Things To Do


Located in central Utah, the Fishlake National Forest has mountains rising from the valleys and elevated plateaus holding hidden niches of beauty and solitude. Water is especially important in this semi-arid climate and small streams "feed" the valleys. Canyons cut by these streams have colorful walls revealing a variety of geology. There is a mix of sedimentary and volcanic rocks as this is the transition zone between the Colorado Plateau and the Basin and Range Provinces.

Map of Fishlake Nat'l Forest

Latitude, Longitude: 38.820683, -111.886452



  • Auto/Motorcycle

    There are a number of Scenic Byways and Scenic Backroads in and around the Forest. These routes, as well as other less formally designated routes provide travelers an opportunity to experience the abundant natural beauty of the Fishlake National Forest and central Utah.

  • Camping

    The Forest has 29 developed campgrounds and nine undeveloped campgrounds. Camping is allowed throughout the Forest, unless otherwise noted by Special Order.

    In addition to the campgrounds, cabin rentals are available at Fish Lake, Gooseberry Administrative Site and Aquarius Ranger Station.

    Cabin Rentals: Rental cabins are available on the forest. Cabins are somewhat rustic with some modern conveniences.

    Campground Camping: Campgrounds range from the more developed with running water and restrooms, to the dispersed sites with little more than a fire ring, if that. RVers and tent campers alike can find what they want here.

    Dispersed Camping: For the more hearty camper, or for those that wish to get away from the crowds, the dispersed, or undeveloped camp areas are for you. Of course visitors can camp nearly anywhere on the national forest.

  • Fishing

    Excellent angling opportunities can be found in the numerous streams and lakes on the Forest. Fish Lake, from which the Forest got its name, is probably the biggist draw, with a chance to catch one of the large resident MacKinaw, or Lake Trout. Ice fishing is a popular activity during the winter.

    For information on fishing in the state of Utah and how to obtain a fishing license, visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources webpage:

  • Hiking

    The Fishlake offers 20 hiking and riding trails with spectacular views and opportunities to view wildlife and smell the flowers.

  • Hunting

    The Fishlake National Forest is home to a variety of wildlife and offers hunters a chance at trophy elk and deer. Hunters venturing to the Fishlake can also try their luck with upland birds, turkey, mountain goats and cougar.

    Visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resource at for more information on hunting in Utah

    Big Game Hunting

    Some of the largest elk and deer herds in the west call the Fishlake National Forest home. here hunters may find a trophy of a lifetime.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    OHV riding is a very popular recreation activity on the Forest. With approximately 2,700 miles of trails and road available for motorized use, including the Paiute ATV Trail System and portions of the Great Western Trail.

    Make sure you have a copy of the Forest Travel Management Map when you go. These maps help riders know where they can ride and also provide information about safety and requlations.

    OHV Camping

    Dispersed campgrounds and some developed campgrounds are available to help your stay more enjoyable.

  • Picnicking

    The Forest has sites available for small and large groups.

  • RVing

    RV sites are available in specified areas.



Richfield is in the heart of the forest. Interstate 70 and State highway 24 provide easy access to the forest.

Phone Numbers


(435) 896-9233