As the third largest lake west of the Mississippi, there’s a lot to see at Utah Lake. After all, the sprawling body of water is 24 miles long and 12 miles wide.
So what are some of its best lookouts?
A good place to start is Pelican Point, seen here looking east from the west side of the lake. Since an estimated 90 percent of area residents live on the east side of the lake, it underscores how different the lake can look from an uncommon perspective.
But that’s not all. “Sunsets off the Provo Airport dike can be spectacular,” says Christopher Keleher of the Utah Department of Natural Resources. Pictured above in late afternoon, the dike also offers a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.
Of course, there’s more vistas to the lake than just the east or west sides. “Lincoln Point from Lincoln Beach offers a great view of Bird Island and is a great place to look at a northern view of the lake,” says Dick Buehler, director of Forestry, Fire & State Lands and long-time lake manager. “And LeBaron Point, the southern most access point on the south side, offers a great view of Goshen Bay,” he adds.
When you’re done with that, you can enjoy the sights while driving in you’re car, Buehler adds. “Vineyard Road located south of Lindon Marina or highway 68 along the east side of West Mountain are a must,” he says.
How about you, readers: What are your favorite lookout points at Utah Lake?