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



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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

BLM received application for a lease on non-leased NFS coal lands and for FS consent to the lease. BLM and FS are co-leading preparation of SEIS in cooperation with Office of Surface Mining to disclose effects of proposed lease.

The Forest Service has released a draft decision that could make 73.4 million tons of in-place federal coal resources in central Utah available for lease while protecting ecological and cultural resources.

In reaching the draft decision, the Forest Service considered supporting the economies of Sanpete, Sevier and Emery counties, helping meet the energy needs of people in the western United States, and ensuring the conservation and restoration of federal lands.

The Forest Service’s draft decision consents to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offering the Greens Hollow Federal Coal Lease Tract for competitive sale.


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).