Best Canoeing in Utah

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Utah, Herriman

00 :10 hrs
0.4 mi
25.051392 ft

This is a small reservoir located in Herriman. It is perfect for a family outing. There is a nice sandy beach where you can swim, paddle or just picnic. You'll find restrooms, concessions, gazebos with tables and a playground. Gates are open from 7:30am-9:00pm. Expect crowds during the busy summer months.


Utah, Weber County

02 :60 hrs
6.7 mi
6.5498047 ft

Causey Reservoir is located near Ogden. It is long and narrow as it stretches into three different canyons. Paddling the shoreline you will be surrounded by steep, forested, valley terrain. Wakeless speeds only are allowed. Fishing and swimming are popular.


Utah, Summit County

00 :32 hrs
1.2 mi
0.80810547 ft

This popular lake high in Uinta Mountains is located off the Mirror Lake Highway. It offers a beautiful setting for paddling. There is a boat ramp and the lake is open to non-motorized watercrafts. There is a campground with restrooms. During the summer this lake sees a lot of visitors.


Utah, Utah County

00 :15 hrs
0.6 mi
1.4018555 ft

Located up American Fork Canyon Tibble Fork Reservoir is a scenic place to paddle with an excellent backdrop of Mt. Timpanogas. There is a variety of recreation like fishing, horseback riding trails, camping, hiking, and picnicking. There is no boat ramp but carry in access is easy. There are restroom facilities and the lake is stocked with rainbow trout. During the summer expect to see lots of people. Fires and camping are not permitted at the lake, but there are many places close by.


Utah, Summit County

00 :57 hrs
2.1 mi
3.6584473 ft

Washington and Tail Lakes are nestled high in the Uintas along Mirror Lake Highway. A fairly large lake, these two are connected when water levels are high. The beautiful alpine setting makes for pleasant paddling. There are two large campgrounds right at the lake and summer weekends can be busy, but the lake is large enough that it still creates a peaceful setting. There are several other small lakes nearby that you can explore.


Utah, Summit County

00 :44 hrs
1.6 mi
3.6171875 ft

Lost Lake is located along the Mirror Lake Highway. It is popular for fishing and allows non-motorized boats only on the lake, which provides a nice atmosphere for paddling. There is no camping at the lake but nearby.


Utah, Emery County

00 :59 hrs
2.2 mi
0.29138184 ft

Huntington Lake is a large lake that is great for canoeing and has stunning views. There is a campground next to it. But be aware there can be a lot of motor traffic on this reservoir.


Utah, Sanpete County

00 :33 hrs
1.2 mi
0.49951172 ft

Ferron Reservoir lies in scenic mountain scenery with a spruce, fir and aspen forest surrounding you. It is open to small watercrafts and fishing is the main attraction. There is a campground, restrooms, and picnic sites.


Utah, Utah County

00 :24 hrs
0.9 mi
4.0390625 ft

Payson Lake is a popular place for canoeing, fishing and camping. It sits in a beautiful area between Mt. Loafer and Mt. Nebo. During the summer expect large crowds. There are campgrounds, a paved walkway around the lake and a beach you can swim at.


Utah, Rich County

10 :15 hrs
11.4 mi
0.9974365 ft

Bear Lake is nestled in a high mountain setting on the Utah/Idaho border. It is the second largest natural freshwater lake in Utah and is known for its fascinating turquoise-blue color. It offers miles of shoreline to paddle with very pleasant beaches. Expect a lot of powerboat traffic and high winds are common creating choppy waters. This access is located on the south shoreline and offers camping, rentals and picnicking facilities.

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