The Fishlake National Forest is located in the center of Utah.
Where is this Forest?



View of a green valley with cloudy sky

The Fishlake National Forest in central Utah features majestic stands of aspen encircling open mountain meadows that are lush with a diverse community of forbs and grasses. Fish Lake, from which the forest takes its name, is considered by many to be the gem of Utah. The largest natural mountain lake in the state, it offers trophy fishing and bird watching. The mountains of the Fishlake are a source of water for many of the neighboring communities and agricultural valleys in the region. Elk, deer, black bear, cougar and moose can be found on the Forest, as well as wild turkey and mountain goats.





View of Fish Lake from an overlook near the south end of the lake Atv riders in the forest Cattle on a grazing allotment Loading logs on a log truck Snowmobile plowing through the snow A gather of bull elk Prescribed fire and mechanical treatment Petroglyph panel Two employees netting fish Third graders at Gooseberry




Greater Sage-Grouse

Two US Forest Service Records of Decision and associated land management plan amendments are the culmination of an unprecedented planning effort in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management to conserve greater sage-grouse and its habitat on National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management-administered lands.  Click here to view the latest on the conservation effort. The Intermountain Region's Greater Sage-Grouse web page is here.

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Recent News


Greens Hollow Coal Lease

The Forest Service has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) that consents to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offering the Greens Hollow Coal Tract for competitive sale. The consent is subject to requirements that will protect surface water, groundwater, roadless characteristics, sage grouse habitat, big game habitat and cultural resources.

The FS decision to consent to the BLM leasing these lands is not the final federal action. Based on FS consent, the BLM will make an independent decision on whether to offer these lands for lease.

The project documents are available online at:


OHV Travel Maps Available

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Travel Maps help you know where you are on the Forest, as well as assist you in knowing what routes are open so that you may enjoy your visit to the Fishlake National Forest.

Forests to Faucets

Map of the United States showing national forests sources of water

The Forests to Faucets project models and maps the land areas most important to surface drinking water and the role forests play in protecting these areas.


Climate Change

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The nation's forests and grasslands are at risk due to the effects of climate change and other major drivers of landscape change. 

Pando - (I Spread)

Aspen trees in autumn

The Pando aspen clone is believed to be the largest organism ever found. Pando is located south west of Fish Lake on Utah's Scenic Byway (U-25).