Location: Buckeye Lake also known as A-3, is located Summit County, Utah and is part of the Uinta-Wastch-Cache National Forest. The lake sits inside of the Provo River drainage of the Uinta Mountains. There are multiple roads which you can take to access the lake. The one we recommend you do not use is Forest Road 041. I've taken my truck down roads people wouldn't take a 4 wheeler through, and I chose to pull over and hike in. Coming from the northeast of the lake from the Trial Lake turn off on Spring Canyon Road. The last quarter mile of FR041 is probably the worst road I've ever seen, and it put 3 holes in my truck. What we recommend is you take the Trial Lake turn off and follow FR041 just past Trident Lake. The road will fork, take the right turn to northwest FR 531 which will go past Beth Lake and Blue Lake. The road will pass close by Buckeye Lake. You can also access the lake from the Alexander Lake turn off. I haven't been this route so I can't speak to its road conditions. The lake is surrounded by muddy meadows. It is easier to access the lake from the northwest side.
Fish Species: The lake is stocked about every three years with Brook Trout.
Historical DWR Info: Buckeye is a shallow, productive lake with floating, grass covered banks and islands. It is 5 acres, 9,660 feet in elevation, with 8 feet maximum depth. The lake is surrounded by a large wet meadow with conifers around the perimeter a of the meadow Buckeye receives intensive fishing pressure and brook trout are planted to supplement natural reproduction. Access is 4 3/4 miles north of Highway U-150 on the Spring Canyon Road to the Buckeye Lake turnoff, and then 1/4 mile north on a rough road to the lake. Excellent campsites with pasture and spring water are available. Users are encouraged to keep vehicles off the fragile meadow areas surrounding Buckeye.
Nearby Areas to Fish: Spectacle Lake, Blue Lake, Alexander Lake, Trident Lake, Beth Lake, Haystack Lake, Azure Lake, Rock Lake, Shadow Lake, Tail Lake, Washington Lake, Crystal Lake, Lilly Lakes, and Trial Lake.