Blue Ribbon Fisheries

Huntington Creek

Huntington Creek is a small wadable creek in a very scenic area of Utah. The creek is open year-round as weather allows. The drainage contains several beaver dams; supplying anglers with access to a variety of pools. Plentiful riffle and run habitat is also available. The Huntington Creek drainage is an important water source for local water users for purposes of irrigation and power production. The creek provides anglers, and their families, with access to scenic alpine and subalpine views. This water provides anglers with great fishing and a relaxing escape from the everyday routine.

Waterbody type

Moderate coldwater river 15-30 feet wide


Located in the northern extent of the Wasatch Plateau in Emery County, Huntington Creek can be accessed from the towns of Spanish Fork, Fairview, or Price, Utah.


For current regulations, check the Utah Fishing Guidebook.

Bait restrictions

Remember that use or possession of live baitfish and tiger salamanders while fishing is unlawful. For additional information consult Section R657-13-12 of the Administrative Rules.

Nearest town


Distance to Price


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Huntington Creek

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Located in the northern extent of the Wasatch Plateau in Emery County, Huntington Creek can be accessed from the towns of Spanish Fork, Fairview, or Price, Utah. From Spanish Fork, take U.S. Highway 6/89 east toward the town of Thistle. From Thistle, take U.S. 89 south for 29 miles to the town of Fairview. After reaching Fairview, travel east on SR 31 toward the town of Huntington for approximately 30 miles to the Forks Campground. From Price take SR 10 south 21 miles to the town of Huntington and travel west on SR 31 to the Forks campground.


Huntington Creek is 12.6 miles in length.


Depth is variable; ranging from a few inches in shallow riffles to 6 feet in deeper pools.


The creek ranges in width from 10 to 30 feet.


Huntington Creek is 12.6 miles in length.


Elevation of this water ranges from 7,600 feet, at the upstream extent, down to 6,200 feet at the Manti-La Sal National Forest boundary.

Fishing information

Sport Species

Brown trout
Cutthroat trout
Rainbow trout

Non-Sport Species

Mottled sculpin

Angling Methods


Suggested Tackle

Spincast, spinning, baitcast, or fly tackle can be used successfully on this water; providing angling opportunities for the novice and the specialized angler alike. Lightweight tackle is suitable for all fish you will encounter at Huntington Creek. Floating line is best for fly angling. For more information on fishing tackle visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Take Me Fishing website.

Suggested Bait

Worms, crickets, or other legal live baits will provide bait anglers with great action. For more information on fishing with bait visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Take Me Fishing website.

Suggested Lures

Retrieve small spoons, spinners, and crank baits across current for successful lure fishing. For more information on fishing with lures visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Take Me Fishing website.

Fly Matrix

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Current Water or Flow Conditions

Current flow conditions for Huntington Creek can be found at the Emery County Water Conservancy District Website.

Moon Phase and Fish Conditions

For information on how moon phase and weather conditions are currently impacting fish behavior and fishing success at this location visit

Seasonal Environmental Conditions

Ice begins forming on Huntington Creek in early December and lasts through February. Water temperatures (oF) range from the lower 30s in early spring, to the lower 50s in mid-summer, and back down to the 40s in the fall. link

Fishing License Information

Buy a fishing or combination license


Fish Preparation

Read more about preparing fish on the Take Me Fishing Web site

AIS Transportation Prevention

Learn more about preventing the spread of invasive species

Catch and Release Information

Learn proper catch and release technique

Biological Report

Huntington Creek report

Consumption Advisories

See current fish consumption advisories

Disease Transport

To learn more on how you can help prevent the spread of whirling disease and other pathogens visit the Protect Your Waters website.

Lodging Description

Huntington Creek report

Services Description

Bait, fuel, restaurants, and grocery stores can all be found in the nearby town of Huntington.

Site Amenities

Lodging near Huntington Reservoir 

Access Points

Several access points are available along Huntington Creek. Recreational vehicle camping, primitive camping, and unimproved pull-offs will afford anglers varied opportunities. We have provided information on a selection of access points along the river. Although the list is by no means complete, it is designed to provide anglers with information that may help them or their families enjoy the angling experience.

Access pointCamping servicesAmenities for the disabledBoat servicesVisitor servicesOther recreation
Bear Creek CampgroundCabinsRV
Primitive (tent) sitesBackpacking
RestroomsTrails/shoreline paths
Electrical hook-upsRestrooms
Fire ringsPicnic areas
Drinking waterCovered picnic areas
HikingWildlife watching
Little Bear CampgroundRVPrimitive (tent) sites
Trails/shoreline pathsRestroomsFire rings
Picnic areas
HikingWildlife watching
Primitive Campground 1Primitive (tent) sitesHikingWildlife watching
Pull-off 1HikingWildlife watching
The Forks CampgroundRVPrimitive (tent) sites
Trails/shoreline pathsRestroomsFire rings
Picnic areasDrinking water
HikingWildlife watching
Mountain biking

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