Swimming in Utah Lakes

by Nathan

We're coming to a family reunion and need to know where good lakes are for swimming within an hour or so of Sandy, Utah. Any clues? Thanks in advance.

There are several lakes less than an hour away. Be aware that most of the lakes used for recreation in northern Utah are man-made reservoirs.

1. Jordanelle Reservoir just east of Park City. About 40 minutes from Sandy.

2. Deer Creek Reservoir just south of Heber. About 45 minutes to an hour from Sandy.

3. Pineview Resrvoir about 1/2 east of Ogden. Probably a little far. Maybe an hour or more from Sandy.

4. Willard Bay. About 45 minutes north of Salt Lake City ... and Sandy ... on I-15.

5. Yuba Lake. About an hour south of Sandy on I-15. Offers warm water and sandy beaches.

These lakes are all popular with boaters, skiers, and fishermen. Get directions to the beach and hang out there. Deer Creek and Jordanelle might be quickest from where you're going to be.

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Jul 05, 2011
Be Careful In All of The Utah Lakes!
by: Rod

The lakes in Utah ... especially those at higher altitudes ... tend to be cold. The exceptions would be Yuba and the southern lakes like Powell.

They are high this year due to the huge runoff. And there have been far too many drownings this year. More than usual.

Cold water brings cramping. And these lakes have shorelines that are uneven and can drop off quickly. Many of them have undercurrents.

I would recommend life jackets and a watchful eye on whoever goes into the water in these lakes.

Jul 04, 2011
Lovin it!
by: Anonymous

I love the lakes in utah. Even utah lake.

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