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kayaking utica reservoirThe higher altitude provides cooler temperatures and refreshing mountain air. Sudden afternoon summer thunderstorms occur in July and August. During the summertime the day time high air temperatures are in the 70's and cold at night in the 30s and 40s. The reservoir’s cold water is a little brisk for swimming, but a quick dip can be refreshing on a hot summer day. The reservoir is shallow is areas with hidden water hazards lying just beneath the water’s surface

A visit to Utica Reservoir is one giant photo opportunity. Whether you’re paddling, hiking or fishing, have your camera ready and keep your eyes open for abundance of wildlife. For those who choose to cast a line into Utica Reservoir, trout may be your only catch of the day. If kayak fishing is your game, the reservoir offers limited fishing opportunities. The Department of Fish and Game has not stocked the reservoir as of 2009.

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Whether you choose to paddle the sparkling lake water or camp, an outing to Utica Reservoir is time well spent!  Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, camping, fishing and canoeing. The fun is literally at your doorstep.

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