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Spirit Lake

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.

Latest fishing report

Biologists report the reservoir has nine inches of ice in most areas. Please use extreme caution when entering the ice, and drill test holes. Road access could become limited via vehicle with storms. (Last update 12-12-18)

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: Tiger 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
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