The best lake in the world (in our opinion). Here you can find information about the lake, programs, water quality, events, and more. We do everything we can to make sure Utah Lake is a great place for you to enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities, like swimming, kayaking, waterskiing, paddle boarding, and fishing.

The lake has been a major part of Utah recreation for centuries, and we hope it can continue to offer a unique place to come together with friends and family for years to come. Utah Lake has some of the best things to do in Utah.

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

Utah Lake Authority was recently formed to replace the Utah Lake Commission. Our goals are to educate the public on safe use of the lake and promote proper resource use and protection. We also strive to maintain and develop recreational access points.

We want to make Utah Lake a fun, safe, and easy place to get together with your community. Browse our site to learn more about the access points, events, and recent updates.

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Things to Do

Looking for recreation ideas at Utah Lake? Learn about all the fun things you can 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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Learn all the facts, myths, and updates about the lake with the Utah Lake Facts, Fiction, Fun podcast…

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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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Master Plan

Find out what’s in store for Utah Lake, who’s involved, and how you can get involved.

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Learn about proposed and current projects at the lake.