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Navajo Lake




Plate 629X. Navajo Lake 1935 – 2004 Viewed west to the upper end of Navajo Lake on the Dixie National Forest. The Forest Service has built a boat ramp at Navajo Campground. The aspen in the foreground were killed by high-water during the early 1980’s - - see Plate 620x. The area around the lake was very heavily grazed by domestic sheep in 1935 - - see Plates 630x and 631x. The lake shoreline is no longer grazed by livestock, as the entire area is now a major recreation area. In the distance, conifers have increased, while aspen has declined. Many spruce, however, have recently been killed by insects and disease.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (307778) taken by Swain in 1935; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 10, 2004 - - Photo No. 5389-16. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 3), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Conifer, Aspen


South West: Section 7, Range 8 West, Township 38 South; UTM 342000 E, 4153900 N; elevation 9,040 ft.

January 2018