you think the only free flowing water in Utah is in the Great
Salt Lake - surprise!
left is Quail Creek State Park, located in southwestern Utah, and there are plenty of other incredible places to swim, kiteboard, water ski, fish, and enjoy every kind of other water sport and outdoor adventure in the Beehive State.
Take Utah's 22 reservoirs, like spectacularly beautiful Lake Powell. Then add in natural lakes that dot the state like Utah Lake located 10 minutes from Provo. Or, the famously sandy beaches at Bear Lake (on the Utah-Idaho border) -- and the whole of Utah becomes one great, big summer adventure.
DID YOU KNOW? Utah lake beaches fun facts:
Bear Lake: "Caribbean of the Rockies."
• Bridger Bay Beach near the north end of Antelope Island is considered the best beach on the Great Salt Lake. Visitors are greeted with a two-mile long stretch of white oolitic sand with grains that are smooth and perfectly round.
• Why is Bear Lake so blue? Limestone particles lend an intense turquoise color to freshwater lake which is often dubbed "The Caribbean of the Rockies."
• Featuring rose-colored sandy beaches, Utah's Lake Powell is the second-largest man-made lake in the US with 2,000 miles of shoreline -- longer than the entire coastlines of California, Oregon and Washington combined.
More about Utah lake beaches around the Web:
Utah Beaches - A directory of top Utah swimming areas including lakes, reservoirs and swimming holes with reviews and location details.
Ogden Utah Swimming - Check out this complete guide to hitting the water in Ogden, with information on nearby lakes and reservoirs as well as public pools and area water parks.
Virtually explore this unique area in Northeastern Utah with sandy beaches located at Steinaker Reservoir and Red Fleet State Park.