Utah’s Outdoor News 6-1-2018

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Welcome to Utah's Outdoor News for the week of June 1st 2018. Last weekend was Memorial day which meant most of Utah went camping. I saw several reports of campgrounds being at max capacity around the state. Now that most of the snow is gone access is getting easier to higher elevation lakes. Although many are still frozen in the Uintas. As you will see below Wall Lake in the Uintas is still iced up. Trial Lake was mostly ice free. If you have any outdoor related reports please email [email protected].

In The News
Tornado hits Strawberry Reservoir. Desnews, 4news, fox 13. Luckily none were injured.
Group seeks help to build bike trail at Beaver Mountain.
New fire restrictions in southern Utah go into affect.
Check out this time lapse video of some of the parks in Utah.

Facebook, BFT, and Utah Wildlife. Kokanee fishing heating up at Strawberry Reservoir. Wiper's doing good at Willard.

Hunting: It's time to apply for antler-less big game.

Fishing Reports
Loah has a new update on Utah Water Log with plenty of beautiful fish pictures.

Other News.
Catch a tagged fish and win prizes at the following locations. Palisades State Park, Strawberry Reservoir, Fish Lake.
For those of you going out late Saturday or early Sunday, be mindful of the closure of I-15 in Lehi.

Upcoming events.

Prehistoric Skills Demonstration at Fremont Indian State Park and Museum is June 2nd. Watch masters at work in now bygone trades and if you are lucky you may even get to try yourself! We will be having demonstrations in flint knapping, spinning, and making fry bread over a fire. Join in on making shell necklaces with a pumper drill and using a loom to weave something small. 3820 Clear Creek Canyon Rd, Sevier, UT 84766

Icons of the Desert. Join a park ranger for a ranger-led hike along the plateau rim in an exploration of what it is about this area that is so iconically beautiful. The hike will travel approximately a mile over easy terrain and take 1-1.5 hours. Wear hiking shoes, appropriate clothing for the weather, and bring water for the heat. Meet at the visitor center to start the hike!
When Sat Jun 2, 2018 5pm – 7pm Coordinated Universal Time
Where Dead Horse Point State Park, UT-313, Moab, UT 84532

Lava Tube Hike. Join park staff for a two-mile, roundtrip hike and the chance to explore the unique formations of a lava tube! Space is limited, registration required. All programs are free and open to the public. To request more information, register for a program, or receive a list of upcoming activities, please phone (435) 628-2255.
When Sat Jun 2, 2018 7pm – 8:30pm Coordinated Universal Time
Where Snow Canyon State Park, 1002 Snow Canyon Dr, Ivins, UT 84738

Utah free fish day is June 9th. No license is required this day to fish.

Advanced clay shooting clinic at the Lee Kay Center June 16th. Limited to the first 25 people to register.

Site updates. New pics will be put up this weekend of Spring Lake. Just finishing up Genola Springs page, and Goshen Reservoir page. Also hope to launch all of the Uintas drainage's pages soon.

Pictures Submitted. Taylor Stewart submitted this picture of Wall Lake iced up over Memorial Day. A picture of a tagged fish my brother caught at Palisades State Park.

Wall Lake in the High Uintas.
Tagged fish at Palisades Reservoir.