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Middle Provo River

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • The beautiful Heber Valley, home of the Middle Provo River.- Middle Provo River
  • Gearing up at the Cottonwood Canyon Access Point.- Middle Provo River
  • Footpaths above the marsh are provided for the fisherman.- Middle Provo River
  • The beautiful bridge of River Road.- Middle Provo River
  • Setting up the rods along the Middle Provo River.- Middle Provo River
  • Fishing the Middle Provo River.- Middle Provo River
  • Tons of room for the large summer and autumn crowds.- Middle Provo River
  • Netting a brown trout on the Middle Provo River.- Middle Provo River
  • A brown trout in the net.- Middle Provo River
  • Fishing the Middle Provo.- Middle Provo River
  • Walking out from the River Road North Access, also known as Rabbitfarm.- Middle Provo River
  • Fishing the Middle Provo.- Middle Provo River
  • Beautiful scenery is abundant in these parts.- Middle Provo River
  • Entrance to the Cottonwood Access.- Middle Provo River
  • The Cottonwood Access along the Middle Provo River.- Middle Provo River
  • Middle Provo River.- Middle Provo River
  • Middle Provo River.- Middle Provo River
  • A pebble beach at the River Road South Access.- Middle Provo River
  • Mount Timpanogos in the background near the River Road South Access.- Middle Provo River
  • Midway Lane North Access.- Middle Provo River
  • Charleston Access in the winter.- Middle Provo River
  • The Middle Provo River.- Middle Provo River
  • The River Road North Access.- Middle Provo River
  • One of the large and informative signs at the river access.- Middle Provo River
  • The River Road South Access.- Middle Provo River
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Pros: 
Easy access. Lots of options.
Cons: 
Crowded.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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Utah has always been known for offering some world-class trout fishing, and the Middle Provo River has a great network of seven access points to get you into the action with ease starting at the southern end of the Jordanelle Reservoir and continuing down to Deer Creek Reservoir. There are parking lots with bathrooms and information signs at each location. Brown trout are the most common fish to end up in the net, but you can find cutthroat, rainbow, whitefish, and even some carp. The common width of the river is between 10 and 30 feet, but it gets up to 50 feet wide at some points. The Middle Provo is over 12 miles long, so there is room for everyone. Wading is the most common method used here, but there are many shore casting opportunities for anyone that doesn't have a pair of waders. 

The fall colors in this area are fantastic, but of course it is fun to cast a dry fly or a terrestrial in the warmer months. The weather is usually cooler here than in Salt Lake City, so it is a great escape on hot summer days. Moose, hawks, hummingbirds and deer are also common on the shores and in the air.

The directions bring you to the River Road South Access Point, which is the most commonly known starting point. All access points are all within a short drive of each other, and each location offers a ton of river frontage. Hiking and bird watching is allowed, but horses, biking, camping, boating and hunting are all restricted. Click here to buy a Utah fishing license.

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