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


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Summary of Comments to Amend Sage-Grouse Plans

The Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions of the Forest Service incorporated standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015. As plans have been implemented, potential inefficiencies and difficulties were identified. Comments were requested on an initial Notice of Intent (NOI), and a supplemental NOI to revise the 2015 plans in 2017 and 2018. Those comments were used to create a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to amend forest plans. The puble comment perios for the DEIS ended on January 3, 2019. The comments received have been summarized into a Report.

View the latest news about the Forest Service’s Greater Sage-grouse conservation efforts.



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).


OHV Travel Maps Available

Image of ATV rider on a road with Piute TRail sign to the right

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.