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Located in Beaver County in southwestern Utah, the 990-acre Minersville Reservoir lies in a low and arid desert valley, surrounded by an amazing, diverse landscape of deep canyons, meandering mountain rivers, granite mountains, lush dense forests, historical mines, and peaceful valleys and meadows. The lake is located between the cities of Minersville and Beaver, providing a wonderful recreation destination to its residents. The reservoir was created in 1914 after the construction of the Rocky Ford Dam, impounding the Beaver River. The lake water is used to irrigate nearby farmlands, so the water level varies severely throughout the year. Today the Minersville Reservoir is known as a trophy trout fishery. The lake is well-stocked with rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, cutthroat trout, and Utah chub. The reservoir is also a popular destination for water-skiing and fishing. Visitors can enjoy a campground, boat ramp, sandy beach, restrooms, hot showers, and picnic areas. The land around the lake is full of birds and birdwatchers can expect to spot ospreys, common loons, Caspian terns, great-tailed grackles and, in the winter, bald eagles. In the winter, anglers come for ice fishing.
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