Lakes & Reservoirs
There are high alpine, non-motorized lakes in the Tushars, and Minersville Lake that is great for motorized water sports. You can find lakes that are a challenge to hike into and some that are right off the main road.
Blue Lake is high in the Tushar Mountains, and you can either hike or ride a horse to get to it. This lake is fed by melting snow for the surrounding peaks which is what created the azure blue color. If you want the experience of a cold plunge in the heat of the summer this beautiful lake is worth the trip.
Tushar Lake is a small lake that sits at 8,560 feet in elevation. This lake is adjacent to a county-run campground that has canoes, life jackets, a picnic area with grass, and a volleyball court.
Upper Kent’s Lake is just past Tushar Lake, which has a campground and is a popular fishing spot with the locals.
Anderson Meadow Reservoir is 8 acres, at an elevation of 9,355 feet, and is located on Kent’s Lake Loop with an adjacent campground. This lake is stocked with rainbow trout and is wake-free, making it great for paddleboarders.
Kent’s Lake covers 48 acres, is located at 8,790 feet in elevation, and has 32 campsites.
Lebaron Reservoir is 9,900 feet in elevation and offers excellent fishing and scenery. This lake is ideal for wildlife viewing, hunting in season, camping, and picnicking. LeBaron ATV trailhead offers an ATV parking area and leads west of the reservoir on FS #147. There is a campground that is rustic with 12 sites and vault toilets. This is a non-motorized lake.
Little Res is a local favorite for fishing and birdwatching. There is a small campground adjacent to this reservoir with vault toilets.
Manderfield Reservoir is a small lake that has fishing, camping, kayaking, and swimming. There is a lakeside campsite with a vault toilet. There are hiking and equestrian trails available in this area. The road to get to this reservoir is gravel and only open in the summer.
Three Creeks Reservoir is perfect for swimming, fishing, and rock climbing. This area has dispersed camping and can be accessed by HWY 153 and PST 05. There is ATV access from this area onto the famous Paiute Trail.
Puffer Lake is a 65-acre alpine lake along Scenic Byway 153 with an elevation of 9,672 feet. This is a natural lake, but it does have a dam for irrigation storage which enhances its capacity. This lake is stocked with fish and is a great place to try paddleboarding as there are no waves from motorboats to contend with.
Granite Peak Reservoir is in the Mineral Mountains and can be accessed by the Scenic Backway Pass Road. This reservoir was formed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which hauled up cement using mules.