Utah Lake is a treasure trove of natural wonders, offering a sanctuary for diverse ecosystems alongside many outdoor activities. Here, you’ll find comprehensive information on lake stewardship, water quality initiatives, and vibrant events. Our commitment ensures that Utah Lake remains a pristine environment for swimming, kayaking, waterskiing, paddleboarding, fishing, and more.

As a cornerstone of Utah’s natural heritage, the lake continues to be a place where friends and family unite in the great outdoors. It’s not just about the fun; it’s about preserving a habitat where life thrives both in and out of the water, making it one of Utah’s premier destinations for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

What to Know About Utah Lake

Utah Lake is 24 miles long and 13 miles wide. This makes it one of the largest natural freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River. It also means the lake has plenty of surface area for recreation. During the summer, camping, fishing, boating, and picnicking are common activities. During the fall and winter, hunting, ice fishing, and ice skating take the stage.

The lake is home to 18 species of fish, including the threatened June Sucker. You’ll also find a large amount of carp, which were introduced in the 1880s. The carp have destroyed a lot of the vegetation on the lake floor, which has created problems for various fish species and has loosened a lot of sediment. This along with the shallowness of the water can contribute to the lake’s murky appearance, especially on windy days.

What to Know About Utah Lake Authority

The Utah Lake Authority is the fresh face on the scene, taking the helm from the Utah Lake Commission to steer the lake towards a brighter future. Our mission is anchored in the three pillars of our management plan: fostering thriving ecosystems, cultivating vibrant communities, and delivering world-class recreation. We’re not just about the serious business of safeguarding Utah Lake’s natural beauty; we’re also here to splash a bit of fun into the mix. We believe in the joy of discovery and the spirit of adventure that the lake offers to everyone.

Discover Thriving Ecosystems: We’re committed to educating the public on the lake’s delicate balance, ensuring safe interactions with the habitat. We’re dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Utah Lake’s ecosystems, ensuring they thrive for generations to come.

Experience Vibrant Communities: Utah Lake is more than just a body of water; it’s the heart of our community. We’re dedicated to developing spaces where families, friends, and neighbors can connect and create lasting memories.

Enjoy World-Class Recreation: From serene mornings on the water to exhilarating afternoons under the sun, we’re all about creating exceptional experiences. Our website is your portal to all the access points, events, and latest updates—crafted to ensure your lake experiences are nothing short of exceptional.

So, come on in—the water’s fine! Dive into our website to discover all the ways you can enjoy, explore, and engage with Utah Lake. Because here at the Utah Lake Authority, we take our role seriously—but never ourselves.

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Things to Do

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Access Points

There are 27 public access points to Utah Lake. Find the one closest to you and plan your visit…

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The Authority

The Utah Lake Authority was founded to help you enjoy the beauty of Utah Lake.

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ULA Management Plan

The Utah Lake Authority’s management plan focuses on ecological preservation, community enrichment, and recreational diversity. Click below to learn more !

ULA Management Plan


Learn about proposed and current projects at the lake.