~ submitted by Kristin Purdy
Description: Manmade ponds and associate wetlands on the edge of
neighborhoods and agricultural lands. DWR stocks the ponds with fish.
Directions: A good spot to stop at on the way to/from
Antelope Island State Park.
From I-15 exit 332 (Antelope Drive), turn west and drive 4.5 miles to Bluff
Road. Turn left (south) on Bluff and drive 2 miles, passing through a
traffic circle along
the way. Turn right into the park complex.
Alternate route if
coming from the south: From I-15 exit 330, Layton Parkway, turn west and
drive a half-mile to Flint Street. Turn right (north) on Flint and drive a
half-mile to Gentile Street. Turn left (west) on Gentile and drive 3.4 miles
to Bluff Road. Turn right (northwest) on Bluff and drive .8 miles. Turn left
into the park complex.
Birding: Waterfowl, especially in the winter because the ponds don't
all freeze when other shallow freshwater bodies do. Possibly the best and
most reliable place in Northern Utah for Great-tailed
Grackles year-round. The ponds are a community fishery that DWR
stocks, so expect to see fish-eating birds like pelicans, cormorants, and
terns. Good place to watch
Pied-billed Grebe families in early summer.
Other: While you can observe all the water's surface from the parking
area, paths surround the pond, extend into the wetlands and offer views of
different microhabitats, which may also net birds like pheasants and
eBird Data: |
Jenson Nature Park |
Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, Kaysville Ponds,
Antelope Is. Causeway,