East Canyon Reservoir & State Park

Fishing report

  • Rating: Hot
  • Conditions: Now is the time to take advantage of the hot fishing at East Canyon. Boat anglers are doing very well using flashers in down riggers. You could also try slowly trolling with PowerBait just off the bottom. A group of anglers caught their limits of fish in only 45 minutes. Shore fishing is excellent as well. The fish seem to really favor rainbow PowerBait when suspended just off the bottom. Please remember that if you are going to launch any boat at East Canyon, you must complete a quagga mussel self-certification form and place it on your dashboard. If you don't have the completed form on your dashboard, you will receive a citation. If no one is at the gate when you arrive, just drive down to the boat ramp and pull a blank quagga self-certification form out of the mailbox that's under the big quagga mussel sign. We need your help to keep quagga out of East Canyon. Many thanks to Park Manager Chris Haramoto and Park Ranger Kent Cummings for the report.


  • Location: Morgan County
  • Directions: From I-80, take Highway 65 north to the reservoir (access closed during the winter). From Henifer, take Highway 65 to Highway 66 heading west to the reservoir.
  • Type: State park
  • Size: 685 acres
  • Elevation: 5,705 feet
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass
  • Possible catch: Brown Trout, Black Crappie, Tiger Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Campgrounds, picnic tables, boating, restrooms, beaches, swimming and concessions
  • Handicap access: Some facilities in the State Park areas
  • Site description: East Canyon State Park offers several recreation areas: Dixie Creek, Big Rock, Rivers Edge, Large Spring, and Mormon Flat. Though amenities vary by area, general park facilities include: Boat ramp, tent and RV camping, sites with full hookups, day and group-use areas, restrooms, showers, fish cleaning station and sewage disposal. Reservations may be made online at or by calling (801) 322-3770 within the Salt Lake City area or toll-free at (800) 322-3770.

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