Unwind, reconnect with nature, and appreciate the incredible history-making wonders in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Being only 35 minutes northeast of Salt Lake City, it’s a hidden getaway.

Hike, cross-country ski, or snowshoe the adjacent Mormon Pioneer Trail, stepping into the paths of the Donner Party and determined Mormons.

Fishing enthusiasts can cast lines for smallmouth bass, bass, crappies, and crawfish on the reservoir or ice fish in the winter. Or, spend a day on the water, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming or enjoying other watersports.

During your visit, you’ll encounter the signature pinyon trees and juniper trees that dot the landscape, along with sagebrush and stunning wildflowers. You might spot mule deer grazing in open areas, elk, foxes, chipmunks, squirrels, and a variety of birds, including red-tailed hawks, eagles, owls, and songbirds.

Groups can rent the Bachman Group Pavilion, Pratt Group Pavilion, or any of the small day-use pavilions for gatherings or celebrations. Boats, watercraft, kayaks, canoes, and other gear are available to rent.

Visitors can settle in for the night at a range of lodging options, including RV sites, tent camping, cabins, hammock camping, yurts, and even an authentic Conestoga wagon.