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Boating and Fishing
Anglers cast dry flies into the Logan River or angle for rare albino trout in the depths of Tony Grove Lake. Although you can paddle a canoe on virtually any body of water in the region, the best places include Tony Grove Lake in Logan Canyon and Bear River, northwest of Logan. Winding in serpentine fashion through Cache Valley, Bear River has several nice stretches, including a particularly satisfying one that runs 11 mi between Amalga and Tremonton. You pass a blue heron rookery along the way, so this is a good float for bird-watchers.
Bridgerland Audubon Society often sponsors boat trips on the Bear River. Logan, UT. www.bridgerlandaudubon.org.
Hyrum Lake State Park has a 450-acre reservoir that draws boaters in summer and fall. A campground, shady picnic areas, peaceful rural setting, and great views of the Wellsville Mountains and the Bear River Range make this a popular spot for family gatherings. In winter ice fishing is the activity of choice. Day use is $6 per vehicle. 405 W. 300 South St., Hyrum, UT, 84319. 435/245-6866. www.stateparks.utah.gov.
Contact the Trailhead for canoe rentals, which go for about $20 per day, including life vests, paddles, and the car top and straps you need for transport. 117 N. Main, Logan, UT, 84321. 435/753–1541. Weekdays 10–5.
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