Fishlake National Forest


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Fishlake National Forest

Address:115 E 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701

Phone:435-896-9233
Fax:435-896-9347
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r4/fishlake
Size: 1,424,524 acres.
Location:Central Utah. Accessible by US 50, 89, and 91; UT 24, 72, and 53; I-70 and I-15. Nearby cities/towns include Beaver, Fillmore, Kanosh, Loa, Monroe, Richfield, and Salina.
Facilities:15 campgrounds, 9 group camps, dispersed camping, picnic sites, boating area, trails (1,040 miles), scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, OHV riding.
Special Features:Fish Lake Basin, a 13,700-acre area with 2,500 acres of lakes and 670 acres of reservoir; Tushar Mountains, with peaks exceeding 12,000 feet. Three concession-operated resorts are located on forest property: Bowery Haven Resort, Fishlake Lodge, and Lakeside Resort; Canyon of Gold driving tour, with stops of historical interest along the way.

See other parks in Utah.
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Widely considered to be one of the world's largest single organisms, the Pando aspen clone covers some 106 acres of Utah's Fishlake National Forest and weighs a whopping 6,615 tons.
In Fishlake National Forest, Pando, the largest aspen clone in the world, creates a gigantic blanket of shimmering color.
This project in Fishlake National Forest will replant areas affected by spruce beetles, which, though native, have been increasing in numbers and destruction due to climate change.
As an example, 99 animals were translocated to the Fishlake National Forest in 1988-1992.
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At Fishlake National Forest in Utah, where leafy spurge had not been found before, researchers found 17 infested sites.
Utah's largest wildfire - which burned 45 square miles in the Fishlake National Forest - was 75 percent contained Saturday.
* In Utah, 42,300 trees will restore pine stands in Fishlake National Forest that failed to regenerate naturally following burns.
Utah's Fishlake National Forest, remotely situated and sparsely known, has not exactly glowed in the national limelight.
Turns out that Fishlake National Forest, astraddle the western Rockies 150 miles south of Salt Lake City, had grown a clone to end all clones.
Barnes, they noted in all fairness, had made a trip to Fishlake National Forest and noted similarities in "bark, leaf shape, and stem angle," and on that basis had pronounced the 106-acre stand a clone, with all the trees supposedly interconnecting through their root systems, via new sprouts called "ramets."