5 Things to Do During Fall at Utah Lake
We know its October, and the water is starting to chill, but that doesn’t mean anyone should be scared of going to Utah Lake! This time of year, some people like to scare themselves silly at haunted houses, others visit more family-friendly locations such as corn mazes and pumpkins patches, and those are all great activities! If you love the outdoors, but you feel like you need some ideas on fun for the fall, Utah Lake is a great spot for fall recreation. There are a plethora of fun fall activities down at the lake. So, here’s a list of 5 things to do during fall at Utah Lake:
#1 Halloween Cruise
Have you ever been on a Halloween Cruise? Located on the lower Provo River, this family-friendly, fun, fall activity is hosted by CLAS Ropes. This cruise has over 100 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, spooky stories, and even a pirate attack! Last year, over 7,000 people enjoyed the Halloween Cruise. Click on the coupon below to print and save $1 off per person.
The boat can seat up to 40 people, and the ride lasts approx. 20-25 minutes. The cruise departs every 15-30 minutes, and walk-ins are welcome if you forget to call ahead and reserve you spot. Also, there are concessions available for purchase. Halloween can be lots of fun with your family. Here is a list of Utah Halloween events for 2017 for more fun ideas!
Sailing on Utah Lake is a prodigious pastime. Did you know there are TWO sailing clubs? Utah Lake Yacht Club and the Timpanogos Yacht Club are a great way for sailing enthusiasts to connect with each other. For those who want to learn to sail, Bonneville School of Sailing is a great resource with their sailing classes. Know a little/lot about sailing but don’t have access to your own boat? Lindon Marina offers mini sailboat rentals that are fun for small groups. The view out on the lake is AMAZING, especially with all the fall colors spread across the entire Wasatch range, so head out on Utah Lake today for a sailing adventure![optin-cat id=7643]
There are plans for a Utah Lake Trail that will encompass all of Utah Lake eventually. Cool, huh? For now, there are certain sections of trail completed that you can check out while you’re waiting for the finished product. There are six sections that are completed and open for use along the Utah Lake shoreline, from Provo all the way around to Saratoga Springs, shown in the map below. Make sure to check out the Utah Lake Trail Plan page to use the interactive map and find your new favorite trail!
Fall fishing is sometimes underrated, but it’s definitely not underappreciated by those who fish in the fall! There are several species of fish that are commonly caught in Utah Lake. White bass, bullhead catfish, walleye, channel cats, and carp can all be on the same day, in the same area, and with the same jib/bait setup, according to local fishing enthusiast Pat Scouten. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas, a new fishing spot, or just want to swap fishing stories, Pat is your man. He is one of many fishermen we’ve met who are passionate about Utah Lake and know that it’s a great place to fish. Also, don’t forget to check out the 2017 Utah DWR fishing guidebook so that you can enjoy your time fishing, knowing that you are abiding all the rules and regulations of fishing on Utah’s lakes.
#5 Waterfowl Hunting
Its duck and goose season! Duck hunting at Utah Lake is the best because it’s so close to home, has a variety of easy accessible hunting spots, and there are lots of ducks! Waterfowl cuisine holds a special place in the hearts of many Utahns. We found a few recipes that you might enjoy this holiday season. Nervous about how to process your harvest? Here’s a quick tutorial on how to do so:
With over 20 sportsman’s public access points on the lake, check our Utah Lake public access points page and find one near you to go check out. For more info, check out the 2017 Utah DWR waterfowl guidebook.