Skip to main content

Pine Lake




Plate 104X. Pine Lake 1935-2002 Viewed northeast across Pine Lake. Conifers now block the original camera station, so the photopoint for the retake was moved to the lake shore. Ponderosa pine and juniper have increased on the hills above the lake and the same appears true on the more distant mountains. This reservoir appears to be used primarily for recreation, not irrigation, as there was little draw-down in 2002 despite the continued drought. A Forest Service campground is located just north of the lake behind the first set of hills in the photograph. The shrubs around the reservoir are primarily big sage and bitterbrush. The area was heavily grazed by unauthorized cattle in 2002. The two islands appear more vegetated in the retake than they did in 1935.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph 307737 taken by K.D. Swan in August 1935; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 7, 2002 - - Photo No. 5016-32A. Original photograph held by U.S. Forest Service Regional Photogrphic Collection (2310-Dixie-182) housed at Weber State University, Ogden, UT and the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection, Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Riparian, Juniper, Sagebrush, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 25, Range 2 West, Township 35 South; UTM 415400E, 4117000N; elevation 8,210 ft.

January 2018