Summer is finally here, and many families are planning their outdoor summer adventures. If your family enjoys spending time on the water, whether that means a weekend of fishing or an afternoon of kayaking, Central Utah Water has some great resources you can use to plan your excursion.
Many people think of us as simply a water conservation resource, but we also work hard to shine a spotlight on the many amazing bodies of water we have in the area.
The Middle and Lower Provo streams are both considered Blue Ribbon fisheries, boasting rich populations of brown and rainbow trout. According to the Visit Utah website, “For many people, finding solitude and being surrounded by beautiful scenery are fly fishing’s main draws. In the latter category, the Provo more than fulfills the requirement, as the jagged Mount Timpanogos towers over the Lower River, which begins at Deer Creek reservoir, and the Middle is nestled amongst the cottonwoods of the tranquil Heber Valley, where the Jordanelle Reservoir impounds the river at the top.”
Basically, you can’t go wrong no matter where you choose to fish on the Provo River, but the Middle and Lower streams are especially coveted spots among the locals.
Boating and kayaking
Hitting the water in your boat or kayak is another great way to spend an afternoon in Central Utah. The Provo River is an excellent choice for kayaking or tubing. There are a few intense spots along the river, but the vast majority of the river is mellow. If a leisurely day on the water sounds good, you can’t go wrong on the Provo. Lake Powell is a man-made lake nestled among the iconic red rock alcoves. The water sport season at Lake Powell runs from April to October, so you still have plenty of time to get out there on your boat, jet ski, or kayak.
Recently, we published a blog post about quagga mussels that we strongly encourage you read before heading out (especially if you’re going to Lake Powell). This invasive species can carry disease that spreads to other lakes and bodies of water.
A lot of people want to know the flow of the popular streams so they can plan their fishing trips or other excursions. The “Current Data” page on our website is a great resource for fishing enthusiasts and kayakers.