Camp right at Panguitch Lake to be close to all the action the lake has to offer. For a change of scenery, Panguitch Lake is close to many different camping spots to explore the outdoors. Nearby camping locations include Duck Creek, Yankee Meadows Reservoir, or Navajo Lake – all of which offer access to fishing and other water activities. To venture out of the mountains and camp in the red desert near St. George, camp at Sand Hollow reservoir for a stunning lake in the middle of the red desert, or travel down to Gunlock to soak in Southern Utah’s warm sun.
Panguitch Lake is well-known for its summer fishing scene, with emerald green forests ringing the lake shore and its blue waters teeming with life. Rent a boat for a few hours or the whole day and take your kids out on the lake to have a fun day of fishing for rainbow, tiger, and cutthroat trout that range from 14-24” range. Lodging is available close to the lake, and Panguitch makes it easy and affordable to stock up on fish after a day on the lake. The lake is 30 minutes from the town of Panguitch and 30 minutes from Brian Head the other way. Fish from the shore, floater tubes, or boats to make the most out of your fishing trip.
Panguitch Lake is close to many hiking attractions that encompass the beauty of Southern Utah. Mammoth Cave, an engaging series of lava tubes, is a 30 minute drive away and can be explored with a flashlight and some hiking shoes. The beautiful red structures of Cedar Breaks National Monument is just a few minutes from Brian Head and can be hiked and explored as well. World famous Zion National Park is less than a 90 minute drive, and Bryce Canyon National Park is under an hour drive away. The terrain near Panguitch Lake offers beautiful green meadows, alpine trails, lava fields, and red rock to showcase the wildlife and untouched beauty of Southern Utah.
Southern Utah is home to some of the most beautiful biking trails – in fact, Southern Utah has over 200 miles of biking trails for all skill levels and ages. Take a trip to Brian Head and ride the chairlifts not only to get access to extraordinary mountain biking trails, but to see the green alpine beauty this small mountain town has to offer. Bike around Panguitch Lake, Cascade Falls, Duck Creek, Navajo Lake, or Red Canyon. Test your strength and abilities to adventure across some of Utah’s most stunning terrains.