Forsyth Reservoir Recreation Area

Fishlake National Forest

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Loa, UT 84747
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GPS: 38.522, -111.5259

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 8016 ft

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Grand Adventure
Salt Lake City, UT
23 Evo T2050
2014 Toyota Tundra
35 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A

Grand Adventure would stay here again

“A beautiful little reservoir.”

Reviewed Jul 19, 2017

Overall Rating

After some research on both Campendium and Google Earth, we took a chance by stopping here for a night in May 2017, and we were so happy that we did.

In addition to the sites by the boat ramp described here on Campendium by Leca1959, there are a number of short Forest Service roads (FR-018, FR-014) that criss-cross the area on the north side of the lake. While lacking the pit toilet of the ramp-area sites, these roads lead to sites that offer a bit more seclusion and closer proximity to the lake. These roads are easily negotiated by a 4WD pulling a medium sized trailer, but I wouldn't try bringing anything bigger in there due to a short but steep pull after crossing Short Creek, especially on the way back out where the soil and rock is especially loose.

Our efforts, though, were rewarded by a wonderfully grassy, flat area at the tip of the prominent peninsula that juts out into the middle of this Y-shaped reservoir. There was evidence that a cattle herd had been through the area, but during our visit they were all situated at the northwest corner of the reservoir. While the area is largely speckled by sage brush, a few trees along the shoreline provide the perfect place to hang a lakeside hammock.

For the night we spent at Forsyth, we were the only overnight visitors at the entire reservoir.

On Verizon, we had no service until we were nearly back to the town of Loa, about 15 miles away.

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Leca1959 would stay here again

“Great spot with great views! Review”

Reviewed Apr 10, 2017

Overall Rating

Nice small lake. Dispersed camping only, one pit toilet, no hookups. Two large camp areas suitable for larger rigs. Water access for kayaking and fishing and a boat ramp. One bar of Verizon, sort of, with no booster. Several rock fire rings. Paved to camp pullouts, hard packed dirt campsites.

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • pull thru
  • restrooms: vault


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