Navajo Lake Utah Fishing, Camping, Boating

Navajo Lake


Navajo Lake Utah is a large alpine lake situated 9,200 feet above sea level amidst a spectacular natural mountain backdrop. It provides endless recreational opportunities including hiking and fishing.

  • Utah Navajo Lake is situated within the Dixie National Forest, 26 miles east of Cedar City
  • For information from the USDA Forest Service HQ call: (435)865-3700
  • The Navajo Lake Hiking Trail loop runs for 11.5 miles around the lakeshore
  • Excellent fishing for rainbow trout, brook trout and splake 
  • Navajo Lake Campground has 27 sites. Mid-June to late September from $10 per night

Overview

Situated within the Dixie National Forest, Navajo Lake is natural but a low dyke was built in the 1930s to ensure water levels remained high enough for irrigation. Located high in the mountains above Cedar City it has many unique natural features. Underwater sinkholes create streams which flow all the way down to Duck Creek and the mountains at Cascade Falls.

Location

Navajo Lake is 26 miles east of Cedar City and 4 miles west of Duck Creek Village.

From Cedar City take I-15 north then Hwy 14 east which climbs into the mountains. Turn right at mile marker 25 and follow the graded access road to Navajo Lake. Cedar City Ranger HQ 435-865-3200.

Hiking

There are several hiking trails that skirt the lake, all easily accessed from the Navajo Lake car park. The full Navajo Lake Trail loop runs for 11.5 miles around the lakeshore.

Fishing

Navajo Lake UT offers excellent fishing with some good-sized fish waiting to be caught like rainbow and brook trout. Good fishing spots for shore anglers include the dike at the east end of the lake and accessible spots along the shore.

Boating

Navajo Lake Utah has two dirt boat ramps, both on the south side of the lake. One is close to the Navajo Lake Campground signposted Julia’s Landing. The second is at Navajo Lake Lodge.

Campgrounds

  • Navajo Lake Campground
    South shore
    Open mid-June to late September
    27 sites
    $10 tents, $12 single units, $20 double units
    Flush toilets
    Drinking water
    Supplies from the lodge
  • Spruces Campground
    South shore
    Open mid-June to late September
    26 sites
    $10 tents, $12 single units, $20 double units
    Flush toilets
    Drinking water
    Supplies from the lodge
  • Te-Ah Campground
    On Navajo Lake Road
    Open May to late September
    41 single sites and 1 group site
    $12 single camp sites, $25 for doubles
    Flush toilets
    Drinking water
    Reservations: 1-877-444-6777

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