dam a popular destination
By Aaron Mecham
April 29, 2009 - PARADISE | Porcupine Reservoir, located
just outside Avon in Cache Valley, gives people an opportunity
to camp and fish trout and salmon without the noise
of more popular reservoirs or the difficult access associated
It has no recreational facilities and camping areas
are undeveloped. The land around the reservoir is primarily
privately owned, therefore it has no government group
that is responsible to develop it. Even though the shoreline
isnít public property, access is unrestricted.
In autumn, Kokanee salmon can be seen running upstream.
You can fish for the salmon, but from August 15 through
September 29 you arenít allowed to catch any with red
Boats are allowed on the reservoir, but speeds must
be slow enough to not produce wake. Waterskiing and
personal watercraft are not allowed because of this.
The boat launch is undeveloped also, which makes loading
and unloading a boat difficult, especially when water
levels are low at the end of the summer and in the fall.
The reservoir was built in 1964 by an earth-fill dam.
It was created for irrigation in Cache Valley.
All information provided by Cache Valley Visitors