Browne Lake

Image of Browne Lake

Browne is a mountain lake surrounded by lodgepole and aspen trees, with a wet meadow to the north. There are excellent wildlife viewing opportunities for elk, deer, moose, birds of prey, small mammals and many other species. The Division has been working with Dam Safety to repair a toe drain on the dam, which is why it has been drained down over the last few years. This repair has been made and the reservoir will soon be refilled and will hold steady levels again. Once filled, we will be able to fully stock this water and hopefully fishing will improve in the future.

Note: Whirling disease was discovered in nearby streams. Please clean and dry your waders and other gear before leaving the lake or using it in another water. Also, please do not clean fish or dump fish parts in streams or other lakes and reservoirs.

Latest fishing report

The gates to the Red Cloud Loop are still closed and locked for the winter. Please use extreme caution on and off of the ice and let us know if you have any success. (Last update 03-15-19)


  • Location: Northeastern Uinta Mountains
  • Directions: On Highway 44, turn left on Geological Loop at about mile marker 14.5, then turn left onto FS-221(Spirit Lake road), drive four miles to the Browne turnoff (good gravel road)
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 54 Acres
  • Elevation: 8,341 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch:
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Forest service campground and primitive toilets.
  • Handicap access: