Utah Trip Part 4 – Fishlake National Forest

After Hole in the Rock, we went on to a boondocking site in the FishLake National forest.  I got the idea for the first site in this national forest from vbloggers, Fate Unbound.  Their video on it is here.  We took route 12 to Loa, where we found the best hamburger place, Slacker Burgers, along the way in Torry.  Actually we stopped there on the way out and again on the way back.  From Loa we took route 24 to forest road 057 mentioned in the video, just past Fish lake.

Gorgeous aspen trees everywhere.  It was a delightful spot, all alone until the next morning when we found a herd of sheep across the road from us.  Big white Pyrenees sheep dogs were watching over the herd.   The site was probably a hunters camp since trees were set up to hang deer from.  Also a hide was draped over a tree stump.  Kinda creepy in that regard.  Ben found it interesting.

We explored Fish lake including the old lodge built in 1911.  It was closed at this time (they close on Labor Day) but we could walk around the property and peek in the windows.  Would be fun place to stay sometime.  The floors were so old they looked like they actually sagged or sloped.  Needs repair.

The next day we took 28 mile FR640 to major  highway rt 70 to Moab.  That part of the trip is in Part 4.  However, we really liked the aspen and feel of Fish Lake so on our way back we stayed at the Doctor Creek campground right on FishLake.  Again surrounded by the yellow and orange Aspen trees.  There is also a really nice trail around a portion of the lake that makes for a beautiful walk.  Temperature got down to 30 at night.

Next is part 5 Moab.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.