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Campsite Photo Trip - 2011

Utah Lake and Deer Creek State Parks

We left Scofield State Park high up on the Wasatch Plateau and headed down to Provo and Utah Lake State Park.

Utah Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the west, yet receives only 15 inches of rain per year. At this popular fishing hole, anglers can cast for channel catfish, walleye, white bass, black bass and several species of panfish. The lake is big, over 96,000 acres, and is extremely popular for boating, sailing, canoeing and kayaking.

Here are photos of the lake and the marina:

Utah-Lake Utah-Lake-Marina

Leaving Provo, we headed up UT 189 towards Deer Creek State Park. The drive winds through Provo Canyon and you pass by scenic Bridal Veil Falls. We're wondering if they stole the name from Yosemite or vice versa. If otherwise let us know.

The campground is set in the southwest corner of Heber Valley on the lake, which is 6 miles long and has 18 miles of shoreline. It also offers some of the best fishing in the State of Utah. It is one half hour from Provo and one hour from Salt Lake City, so it is very popular. A concession on the lake offers a restaurant, boat rentals, gasoline and supplies.

Here are some photos of the lake:

Lake-View-1 Lake-View-2

The pictures above were taken on Monday September 25, 2011, the one below was taken Sunday when the sun was shining. You can see all the people out on their boats:


We camped at site 6 in the Great Horned Owl campground. Very nice spot with shade and a great view. See for yourself:

Great-Horned-Owl-6 Foot-eye-view

We will be traveling on Tuesday to Wasatch Mountain State Park. This is Utah's most developed State Park, and yes, it has a golf course! We'll be staying there for 3 nights in order to check out all it has to offer. That's all for now.

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Regards, Park Ranger


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