Published: May 13th 2011May 13th 2011
This part of Utah is always a diversion to take a look at through camping season. The surroundings of this campground have such a great deal of things to offer. There’s plenty of outdoors recreation available in close proximity such as swimming, hiking, and fishing, so you won’t get bored.Enterprise Reservoir Campground gets very little rainfall; during July this area sees the most rain; June on the other hand is the driest. It’s not very good for you to spend too much time indoors; you need to get out of the house sometimes, and EnterpriseReservoir Campground in Utah is a fine spot to go.The Pilot Peak Trail offers hiking at its best; of course, everyone loves Beaver Dam State Park. This is beyond doubt a magnificent campground. Enterprise Reservoir Campground is right by the South Boundary Trail; HoneycombRocks is a perfect place to check out while in the neighborhood.Be careful coming to Enterprise Reservoir Campground, you might not ever wanna go home again. Lost Creek is a splendid local stream, and if you get bored of Enterprise Reservoir Campground you could also explore close by Upper Enterprise Reservoir. There’s so much stuff to do near Enterprise Reservoir Campground, and it unquestionably
is a fine campground.Hiking is a popular thing to do around Enterprise Reservoir Campground; Hollow Trail is a good local trail; do take a look at Upper Enterprise Dam if you’re here. Such a tremendous pick of attractions and such a great deal of things to do will absolutely have you coming back over and over.During the long summer days highs here at Enterprise Reservoir Campground reach the 90′s; the night is rather cooler of course, generally in the 50′s. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40′s, and winter nights come with lows in the 10′s to Enterprise Reservoir Campground. Gunlock State Park is a delightful site to go if you’re at Enterprise Reservoir Campground; hiking along the White Hollow Pack Trail is delightful fun. There’s wonderful hiking along the Parker Canyon Trail, and nearby you locate great locations like Cave Canyon.
In late fall, water may be turned off in the campground. After the water is turned off, camping fees go down to $6 for single sites and $10 for the large picnic area.
$9 per camp site
$15 for the large day-use area (up to 50 people).
Reservations: First-come, first-serve.
Directions: From Enterprise, Utah, take Utah Highway 219 west 7 miles. Turn left on Veyo Shoal Creek Road and continue 3 miles to the campground.
Amenities: Vault toilets, drinking water, garbage service.
Nearby: Lower Enterprise Reservoir, with boating and fishing opportunities.
Location: Washington County, southwest Utah
Directions: Travel to Enterprise, the head west on SR-219 about 6 miles, then south at the sign
Size: 390 acres
Elevation: 5,761 feet
Hours: No restrictions
Likely catch: Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass
Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
Site amenities: A Forest Service campground, some primitive camping and a paved boat ramp
Site description: Enterprise Reservoir lies within a pinion and juniper forest. This is a popular spot for Las Vegas-area anglers, particularly early in the year. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources owns a small conservation pool which helps to maintain both trout and smallmouth bass during low water.
The Division stocks five-inch rainbow trout, which grow fast. 14-inch, 1-pound rainbows are a common catch. Abundant crayfish provide a good source of food for both the smallmouth bass
and the larger trout. Smallmouth bass reproduce well and 10- to 12-inch fish are common.
Any baits fished from shore will work for trout, and so will trolling with spinners or pop gear. The smallmouth will attack any small plastic bait fished near a rocky structure on a 1/16- to 1/18-ounce jig head. The smallbouth will also take spinners and flies fished near a structure. The best trout fishing is in the spring and fall. Bass provide fast action from late May through Labor Day.
Upper Enterprise Reservoir was drained in fall 2007 in order to repair the dam. Complications kept the reservoir empty in 2008, but work was completed in 2009 and the trout fishery was restored. Adult smallmouth bass will be reintroduced in 2010, though it will take a few years for this population to expand and reestablish.
Lower Enterprise Reservoir has no conservation pool and is occasionally drained in late summer during dry years. It was drained in fall 2009 for dam repairs, but will fill again in 2010. Catchable-sized rainbow trout are stocked in early spring to take advantage of good water levels in the early season. When the water level remains good
and fall and winter survival is high, rainbows have been known to grow to decent size, up to 18 inches, in the lower reservoir.
A fish consumption advisory has been issued for rainbow trout in Upper Enterprise Reservoir due to elevated levels of mercury. For details, visit www.fishadvisories.utah.gov.
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