Area Status: Open

Boating and fishing, with a day use area. Access to lake shore is good.

At a Glance

Open Season: May
Water: No water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Johnson Reservoir Rec Site  is approximately 50 miles southeast of Richfield, Utah. Head east on UT-118 N/E 300 N toward N 100 E 0.8 miles. Continue straight onto UT-119 E 8.8 miles. Turn right onto UT-24 E 23.1 miles. Turn left onto UT-25 N 10.0 miles.Continue onto FR640 for 6.3 miles. Continue straight on FR036 for 1.1 miles and  then turn right at the entrance.  This site can also be accessed approximately 30 miles northeast of Loa, on Utah route via UT-24 and UT-25 or approximately 22 miles northwest of Loa, on Utah route via UT-72 and UT-25 (open May through October, weather permitting).

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Ice Fishing

 There isn't much fishing pressure at this time of year because it's difficult to access the reservoir.

Fish Species Tiger Musky (Cross with Northern Pike and Muskellunge), Yellow Perch
Fishing Method Bait and artificial lures

Scenic Driving

Fishlake Scenic Byway (U-25) begins at the junction of U-24 and ends at the junction of U-72.  Scenic sites include Fish Lake, the Fish Lake Lodge, Johnson Valley Reservoir, Zedd's Meadow and Mill Meadow Reservoir.  Approximate driving time is one hour.  Visitors will want to keep their cameras loaded and ready for snapshops of panoramic views and frequent wildlife sightings.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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