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Spirit Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: Anglers report fair fishing for stocked fish. Last September, Spirit, Tamarak, Jessen and several other small lakes and their connecting streams were treated. All fish species were removed as part of a Colorado River cutthroat trout restoration project. A few fish were stocked in late fall, and more Colorado River cutts and tiger trout will be planted this spring. This treatment is a critical part of a management strategy to keep Colorado River cutthroat trout off the endangered species list.

Details

  • Location: Northeastern Uinta Mountains
  • Directions: From Hwy 44 (mile 14.5) turn west on Geologic Loop (FSR 218), left on FSR 221 for about 10 miles, then turn on FSR 1 (7 miles on Spirit Lake road). Also access from FSR 221 from Wyo. Hwy 414 near McKi
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: Small
  • Elevation: 10,200 feet
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Cutthroat Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Forest Service campground, rustic lodge (cabins), hiking
  • Handicap access:
  • Site description: High-elevation mountain lake surrounded by lodgepole pine with view of mountain peaks. Excellent wildife viewing opportunities for moose, elk, deer, birds of prey, small mammals and birds.

    Whirling disease was discovered in surrounding waters. Please dry and sterilze waders and other equipment before using. Do not clean fish or dump fish parts from other waters in inlet streams or reservoir.

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