Yuba Special Recreation Area, Utah

The Yuba Lake Special Recreation Area is located around the Sevier Bridge Reservoir in central Utah. Cooperatively managed by the BLM and Utah State Parks and Recreation (Yuba Lake State Park), this property offers sandy beaches on a warm water lake (70°F to 75°F water temperatures in the summer), excellent fishing for walleye, catfish, northern pike, rainbow trout and perch, and easy access to nearby OHV/ATV riding areas.

When full, the reservoir is up to 80' deep and 22 miles long. This is also one of the only places in Utah that offers boat-in camping. Yuba Lake is popular enough that reservations are advised: call 322-3770 in Salt Lake, 800-322-3770 from elsewhere, at least 3 days in advance.

What you'll find:

  • Oasis Campground: Covered group pavillions with picnic tables, a group camping area, 19 individual campsites with 7 overflow sites, drinking water, flush toilets, showers, RV dump station, boat launch ramp and a loading dock. There is also a universally accessible campsite available with restroom, shower and electric.
  • Eagle View Beach Area: This is a boat-in only campground (no motorized vehicles allowed) with 20 campsites, tent pads, covered picnic tables, restrooms, fire pits, solar-powered lights, trash collection points, and reservable boat docks. Day use only will run you $7, camping costs $15 per night.
  • West and North Beach Area: This is primitive camping on the shoreline of the lake. There are restrooms, garbage cans, picnic tables, fire pits, and an entrance station. Day use runs $7 per day while the camping is $8 per night.
  • Painted Rocks Area: Painted Rocks is off of Highway 28 on the east side of the lake between Levan and Gunnison. This is a large area with a 3-lane concrete boat launch ramp, 41 individual campsites with covered picnic tables and a separate group camping area. There are tent pads, restrooms, garbage cans, drinking water, fire pits, security lights, an RV dump station and an entrance kiosk. Day use fees are $7 per day while camping fees are $8 per site per night.