Fishlake National Forest a U.S. National Forest located in south central Utah. The namesake for the forest is Fish Lake, the largest freshwater mountain lake in the state.

Established in 1907, the forest covers 1.5 million acres (6,070 km²) and is split into four districts. The forest lies in parts of nine counties. In descending order of forestland area, they are Sevier, Millard, Piute, Beaver, Wayne, Juab, Garfield, Iron, and Sanpete counties. Forest headquarters are located in Richfield.

See also Scouting in Utah.

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Wildlife and Nature Edit

Pando, a clonal quaking aspen stand, that, according to some sources, is the oldest (80,000 years) and largest (106 acres, 13 million pounds) organism on Earth, is located in the Fremont River Ranger District of the National Forest, 1 mile southwest of Fish Lake on Utah route 25.[1]

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There are local ranger district offices in Beaver, Fillmore, Loa, and Richfield.[2] The national forest is the headwaters of Otter Creek, a tributary of the East Fork Sevier River.

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References Edit

  • National Parks of America - an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park (2016 - Parks 100th Anniversay Edition)
  • State Parks of Utah - the state parks are so rich in history, varied in beauty, and abundant in recreational opportunity.
  • Utah's National Parks - 50 popular short hikes where each holds some of the most awe-inspiring geology on the planet. Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery.
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  2. USFS Ranger Districts by State