Cove Lake in the Manti-La Sal National Forest.


Cove Lake is located in Sanpete County, Utah and is part of the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

From the city of Manti take Manti Canyon Road Forest Road 0045 for six miles. This will take you to a fork in the road where you can take FR 0045 or FR 0046.

The fastest route is to take Forest Road 0046 for 7.5 miles past Loggers Fork Reservoir.

If you choose the slower route of Forest Road 0045 it will add 2 miles onto the route. Take FR 0045 for 6.6 miles and take a left northbound onto Skyline Drive. Follow Skyline Drive for 3.2 miles.

At this point either route will converge around the Jet Fox, Snow Lake area. Take Cove Lake Road also known as Forest Road 0131 for four miles south. Cove Lake can be seen from the road.

If you have a 4 wheeler or ATV you can access Cove Lake from the Ferron, Duck Fork area. This route is pretty rough and is marked as a 70" ATV trail. Just take Forest Road 0031 and follow it until you see the Cove Lake.

Fish Species

Most Likely catch is rainbow trout, then tiger trout or cutthroat.

Each year the lake is stocked on average with around 1,000 rainbow trout at around 10 inches each. Typically around 1,000 tiger trout are stocked each year averaging 4.5 inches. In 2019 cutthroat were stocked instead of rainbow trout, and then in 2020 only tigers were stocked.

In 2013 the DWR mistakenly listed this location as being stocked with channel catfish. The catfish were actually stocked in Cove Pond which is located in Herriman.

Other Info

This is a excellent place to camp and do stand up paddle boarding. This lake is also perfect for canoeing, or using small boats such as float tubes.

Nearby Places To Fish

Jet Fox Reservoir, Snow Lake, Loggers Fork Reservoir, Duck Fork Reservoir, Harmonica Lake, Ferron Reservoir, and Yearns Reservoir.

Fishing Cove Lake.