Utah Lake State Park Offers Year-Round Recreational Fun
Just fourteen minutes from our Orem, Utah apartments is one of the state's most popular outdoor destinations.
We are talking about Utah Lake State Park, and it draws thousands of visitors who come to enjoy year-round recreational fun.
At 148 square miles, Utah Lake is the state's largest freshwater lake. The average water temperature is 75 degrees, and anglers can cast a line from the shore or a small boat. Species include walleye, white bass, and channel catfish.
Also known as disc golf, Frisbee golf originated in the 1960s. Today, it's one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. Players throw a specialized disc from the tee and strive to make it to the hole (a metal basket) in the fewest possible throws. The player with the lowest score at the end wins. The course at the park is for all skill levels and is challenging yet fun.
The park draws bird watchers from across the country, and they may spot species such as:
Caspian Tern As the world's largest terns, Caspian terns have long tails and large red bills. They have gray upperparts and white underparts, and breeding adults have a fully black cap. These birds live near a large body of water where they hunt for fish and the eggs of other birds.
Known as Utah's state bird, California gulls are white-headed birds with medium gray backs and yellow legs. Adults also have a yellow bill featuring a small black ring on the lower mandible. California gulls are strong fliers, and they forage in open areas including meadows and orchards.
Rough-legged hawks feature boldly patterned feathers. They prefer to perch on utility poles and fence posts, and when alarmed, they make catlike mews. These birds breed in the arctic, and during the winter months, they migrate to fields and prairies across North America.
Utah Lake State Park is just one of the premier attractions near our Orem, Utah apartments. If you're searching for a place to call home, please contact us. We would love to show you firsthand all our vibrant community has to offer. Are you already a resident? We would love to know all about your experience at our apartments. Click here to leave us a review.