Description - The Moon Lake Project is in northeastern Utah on the north side of the Duchesne River about 140 miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah. Moon Lake Dam and reservoir, high in the Uinta Mountains in the Ashley National Forest, is probably one of the most picturesque of Utah's man-made lakes. Recreation management at Moon Lake is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, Ashley National Forest. The Forest Service can be reached at (435) 722-5018. Situated in a timber setting 10 miles northeast of Mountain Home, at the 8,140-foot elevation. Reservations accepted at certain campsites; fees charged. Kidney Lake and Lake Fork U.S. Geological Service maps cover the area.
- Moon Lake Campground is located on the shore of Moon Lake. This large campground contains numerous single-family sites, each with picnic tables and fire rings with grills. Most sites have lake views; some have lake access. Flush toilets, potable water, and garbage service are provided. Water spigots are located throughout the campground. A host is located on-site; firewood is available for purchase. Roads are paved; parking spurs are gravel. Moon Lake Resort is adjacent, offering limited supplies, groceries, and boat rentals. Flying J Outfitters is nearby, offering guided horseback rides along area trails.
The High Uintas Wilderness can be accessed from trails in the Moon Lake area. Hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding are very popular activities in this beautiful region, and numerous sparkling lakes provide great backcountry fishing
Recreation - Recreational activities offered at Moon Lake Reservoir include: Canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, picnicking, OHVs, water sports and winter sports.
Climate - The climate of Utah varies with the terrain. Visitors to the mountains will experience cool summer nights and passing storms that can alter a sunny day very quickly. Be prepared with layers when recreating in the mountains.
The deserts and canyons of Utah can be dangerous places. Summer temperatures often reach above 100 degrees F, so be sure to carry water on all adventures. Flash floods in the canyons are also a threat. It is difficult to predict incoming weather when deep within a canyon so check reports before venturing into any narrow canyon areas.
Moon Lake Reservoir is located 10 miles northeast of Mountain Home. Directions: I-80 east of Salt Lake City to State Highway 32. At Hanna, Utah, east on county road across the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. Access requires high clearance vehicles across the Indian Reservation to Forest Road 134.