Red Fleet Reservoir

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Red Fleet Reservoir sits in a rugged red rock setting, with sandstone cliffs and the Uinta Mountains as a backdrop. Red Fleet is known for the petroglyphs that adorn the surrounding area and for dinosaur footprints set in the sandstone. Red Fleet Reservoir tested positive for quagga mussels in 2008, but has since consistently tested negative. Learn more about these destructive mussels and how to decontaminate your boat. The management plan was revised for this lake in 2015 and the reservoir converted to a brand new fishery. Species now include sterile walleye, wiper, tiger trout, mountain whitefish, black crappie, yellow perch and fathead minnow.

Latest fishing report

Anglers report catching perch from shore in shallow weed beds. The wipers and cutthroat have also been active. If you fish from a boat, you may have success fishing for the crappie and walleye. Try getting jigs to mimic smaller panfish. For perch and walleye, try fishing a jighead and worm in about 10 to 15 feet of water. (Last update 08-14-18)


  • Location: Uintah County
  • Directions: Red Fleet Reservoir is located 20 minutes north of Vernal along Highway 191
  • Type: State park
  • Size: 520 Acres
  • Elevation: 5,600 feet
  • Hours: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Likely catch: Walleye, Wiper, Tiger Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch
  • Possible catch: Brown Trout, Colorado River Cutthroat Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Boat ramp, campground, restrooms, fish cleaning station
  • Handicap access: There are no hadicapped facilities