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Piute Reservoir

Piute Reservoir
Piute Reservoir


Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 5/21/2021

Current Conditions

Day-Use: Open
Surface: Open
Launch Ramp: Open
Campground: Open
Water Temp: 47 degrees
Water Level: Reservoir is 50% full.
Fishing Conditions: No Report
Ice Thickness: No Ice

Ice is Never 100% Safe! — Do not judge ice safety on thickness alone. Ice does not form or maintain a uniform thickness. Snow, wind, slush, temperature, and other factors can cause ice thickness and strength to vary greatly, even within inches. Recreate on the ice at your own risk and verify ice thickness as you head out. Click here to learn more about ice safety tips.

Last Updated: 4/8/2021

Protect Yourself During Harmful Algal Blooms

How to stay safe…

… if you suspect a harmful algal bloom

… every time you go out

How to recognize a harmful algal bloom

Harmful algal blooms may look like pea soup, green or blue paint, or have a scum layer or mats/foam floating on the surface. The water may also appear in shades of green, blue-green, yellow, brown, or red. Visit the HABs Photo Gallery for examples of blooms in Utah.

How to report an exposure

Call the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) at (800) 222-1222 if you think you or your pet have been exposed to a harmful algal bloom. UPCC physicians, pharmacists, and nurses trained in toxicology can answer your questions and advise you on the need for further medical or veterinary treatment.

Piute Reservoir is at the north end of Circle Valley, north of Circleville and south of Marysvale. It is a large, shallow impoundment of a low elevation valley. The reservoir shoreline is publicly/privately owned and administered by the BLM and the Piute Reservoir and Irrigation Company with unrestricted public access. Piute Reservoir is directly accessible from Piute Reservoir State Park located on US-89 between Marysvale and Junction.

From year to year, the fishing cycle at Piute Reservoir can go up and down like a yo-yo. When the cycle is down, the fishing can be absolutely horrible to nonexistant, but when the cycle is up, the fishing is fantastic. On the average, the reservoir is almost completely drained one out of every six years.

Trout fishing from boats is a good way to fish this large reservoir, but bait fishing from the bank is also popular. Road access is available along most of the west shoreline. Fly fishing, float tubing and ice fishing in the winter can also be productive. The ice fishing season is generally short, taking place mostly in December and January.

The mornings are the best time to fish from a boat. Summer afternoon winds can make boating uncomfortable, or even dangerous. Mornings are often calm, with the wind not picking up until about 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. The wind often calms down again in the evening.

Overall, mornings and evenings are the best times to fish. It can be a mistake to fight the wind all afternoon, when the fish bite is usually the slowest, and then be too tired to fish in the evening. You'll often catch more fish in the one-hour period before sunset than you'll catch all the rest of the day. A good plan is to get up early, fish during the calm morning period, take a rest during the afternoon when the wind blows, and then fish again late into the evening.

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