Crouse Reservoir

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Crouse Reservoir is a pretty and productive irrigation reservoir. Located on Pot Creek in Uintah County, Crouse sits in a sage brush basin next to a pinion and juniper covered hill. This is the last water in the chain of three Diamond Mountain lakes, which inclues Matt Warner Reservoir and Calder Reservoir. Crouse Reservoir historically produced the largest trout of the three lakes and is a favorite of locals. Uintah County plows the roads into Crouse and Calder, so they are usually open all winter.


  • Location: Pot Creek on Diamond Mountain, Uintah County
  • Directions: Take the Pot Creek turnoff east from State Highway 40 on the Ashley National Forest, and drive about 16 miles east.
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 250 acres
  • Elevation: 7182 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Colorado River Cutthroat Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Crouse Reservoir has a boat ramp, restrooms, garbage and primitive camping
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