Knolls with Goshen Bay Behind   by Staff Photographer    ©Utah Birds (2009)

Directions: Access is from Highway 68 (Redwood Road) at mile marker 19 (N 40º 12.437' W 111º 53.673' -- a few miles south of Saratoga Springs). Take the fairly rough gravel and dirt road to the lake.

Description:  The Knolls Sportsman Access is the only public access on the west side of Utah Lake.  This area gets its name from the two high hills on the lake’s edge. In the late summer, the west side of the lake often has a wind that blows insects from the lake onto the sagebrush flats next to the shore. Because of this bounty, some years large spiders proliferate spinning wispy webs on the sage. These spiders are not harmful, but you may wish to walk carefully anyway. There are probably 7 to 10 square miles of sage covered with millions of these large, 1½ inch spiders.

     eBird Data:   |  SR 68, Westlake Road or Redwood Road |

     Nearby:   | Soldiers Pass | Chimney Rock Road | Inlet Park | Cedar Valley | Jordan River Parkway - Lehi |


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