Utah Lake State Park
Utah Lake is unique in that it is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the West and yet it lies in an arid area that receives only about 15 inches of rainfall a year. The mouth of the Provo River, where it empties into Utah Lake, was undoubtedly a very popular camping place for the early inhabitants of Utah Valley. At Utah Lake you can fish year-round for channel catfish, walleye, white bass, black bass and several different species of panfish.
The state park provides major access to the 96,600-acre lake for power boating, sailing, canoeing or kayaking. Utah Lake State Park is five miles west of Provo just off Interstate 15. Facilities include four boat launching ramps, sheltered 30-acre marina, 78 seasonal/transient boat slips, modern rest rooms, showers, 71 campsites, a fishing area for the disabled, and sewage disposal.