Located in the southern part of Utah, just outside Antimony, Otter Creek State Park is one of the best fishing spots in the country, where anglers go after for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout and small mouth bass.
Every spring, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) conducts gillnet surveys at Otter Creek Reservoir. DWR Aquatic Biologist Mike Hadley provides an update on fishery conditions, shows off some of the great rainbows and offers a few tips on when to fish this reservoir in this video.
The quiet, out-of-the-way reservoir is a great place to beat the heat and is also a great destination for ATV riders and birders. There are three ATV trails, including the Paiute trail that starts in the park. Spring and fall are migratory times for many bird species passing through the park on the Pacific Migratory Bird Flyway. Boating, swimming and water skiing are also popular in the park. The campground along the lake shore offers 53 sites suitable for tents and RVs, and offers great fishing right from your campsite.
Otter Creek State Park
PO Box 43
Antimony, UT 84712-0043
435-624-3268 – main park number
801-322-3770 – camping reservations
800-322-3770 – toll-free camping reservations