Stansbury Lake

Stansbury Lake

Stansbury Lake

Stansbury Lake is often referred to as the “Jewel of Stansbury Park”. This man-made lake was first constructed in the early 1970’s and covers an area of about 110 acres. Because it is man-made there are no natural inlets or outlets to the Lake. The water in the Lake comes from a variety of sources. The main source of water is a deep well located in the southern end of the community. Other sources of water include: The Millpond, several free flowing artesian wells and multiple small springs, which bubble up under the lake itself.

The Lake is home to a large variety of fish and wildlife. Muskrats, raccoons, fox, coyotes, badgers and deer have all been spotted in and around the Lake. Bird watchers can find everything from pelicans, cormorants, and herons, to grebes, coots, and terns. We also have plenty of ducks and geese. Fish species include: largemouth bass, black crappie, blue gill, channel catfish and carp. We also have a large population of frogs, turtles, and crawdads.

Catch and Release fishing is allowed for all residents and their guests. No license is required.

Boats and other watercraft that have been registered at the Service Agency Office may be used on the Lake, by residents and their guests. For the sake of safety, anyone operating a watercraft on the Lake is required to wear a life jacket or other personal flotation device. A boat ramp for launching and retrieving watercraft, and a boat dock for temporary docking are located at the Clubhouse Complex.

Swimmers, do so at their own risk, as there are no lifeguards posted at the Lake. When using the Lake, please be respectful of the private property surrounding it.

The Lake is open for use from Dawn to Dark.

Please, do not feed the waterfowl!

Information & Policies

Lake Use Policy

The Stansbury Service Agency desires that all residents of Stansbury Park have full access to the Lake. The Agency is cognizant of the potential problems that such usage could create, so it has adopted a set of rules and procedures to govern such usage.

The Stansbury Service Agency hereby resolves that the residents of Stansbury Park may use Stansbury Lake under the following conditions:

Residency – Only the residents of Stansbury Park, and their accompanied guests, are allowed to use Stansbury Lake and its amenities.

Propulsion – No gas-powered engines are allowed on the lake. Electric, wind, and man powered watercraft are allowed.

Operation of Watercraft – Operators must conform to the State of Utah boating regulations regarding the use of motorized watercraft. Those regulations include the presence of lifejackets for each and everyone in the craft, the safe operation of the craft, and the use of state-approved running lights after dark. The entire Stansbury Lake is designated a no-wake zone. Operators of electric motors may not create a wake.

Fishing – Fishing is allowed only for residents, and their accompanied guests. All fish must be released back into the lake after being caught. Fisherman should be careful to respect private property and other patrons of the lake, when fishing.

Disruptive Activities – Operators of watercraft must operate their craft in a non- disruptive manner. Users of the lake, and its adjoining parks and greenbelts, are required to abide by the noise ordinances of Tooele County, which prohibits loud music or activities after 10:00 pm. Operators of an electric-powered watercraft are prohibited from operating the motor within 20 feet of any shoreline, with the exception of launching and recovering watercraft.

Registration – Operators of watercraft are required to register their boat and/or motor with the Stansbury Service Agency, in advance of operation. A one-time fee of $5.00 will be charged for boat registration as well as, a one-time fee of $5.00 for motor registration. A registration form can be obtained from the Stansbury Service Agency Office located at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse during normal business hours, of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. After completing an approved registration form, applicants will receive a motor and/or boat registration sticker, which must be permanently attached and displayed at all times on the boat and/or motor.

Enforcement – Stansbury Lake is a private lake. Unauthorized use of the Lake is considered trespass. The Stansbury Service Agency reserves the right to enforce trespass violations and will report violators to the Tooele County Sheriff’s Department, for prosecution. Violations of the rules of watercraft operation, on Stansbury Lake, may result in the revocation, at any time, of an individual’s lake use privilege. The Stansbury Service Agency also reserves the right to waive the motor type and speed rules for maintenance and/or enforcement purposes.

The Stansbury Service Agency Board of Trustees, acting in an official capacity, will be the final board of arbitration on any enforcement action taken, in regard to Lake Use Policy violations.

The Stansbury Service Agency reserves the right to make any and all changes to this policy at any time.

Please, do not feed the waterfowl!

Private Boat Dock Approval

Residents who have property adjacent to the Lake are allowed to build a private boat dock which extends from the shoreline on their property into the Lake.

The style of dock that residents choose is not regulated, but the size of the dock is. How far a dock runs along a resident’s property line is not limited, but properties that sit on the main body of the Lake may only extend into the water 12’, from the highwater mark. Docks that are built behind homes on the fingers of water, located between the cul-de-sacs, may only extend into the Lake 8’ from the highwater mark on the shore. No dock may block access to the greenbelts at the end of each finger of water.

Before building a dock, residents must receive approval from the Stansbury Service Agency. For information about dock approval, please call the Service Agency Office at #435-882-6188.

Note: To avoid building a dock that is too high or too low, a property owner should check with the Service Agency to see if the current level of the lake is high, low, or just right.

Lake Mowing Schedule

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Stansbury Lake Mowing Schedule

Fishing Stansbury Lake

Fishing is allowed in Stansbury Lake for residents of Stansbury Park and their guests. Because Stansbury Lake is a private lake, No Fishing License is Required when fishing.

The Millpond is not a private body of water and is open to residents and non-residents for fishing. Because the Millpond is a public waterway, it is regulated by the Division of Wildlife Resources, therefore, a fishing license is required when fishing on the Millpond.

No Fishing is allowed in, or around the Clubhouse Complex Park.

All Fishing in Stansbury Lake is

CATCH and RELEASE.

Violators of the catch and release policy will be prosecuted.

The Millpond

The Millpond is the long, narrow body of water directly to the North of Stansbury Lake. This is also a man-made body of water. It was created in the 1855 by early pioneers. By damming Twin Springs Creek, these pioneers were able to create a body of water large enough to operate a grist mill. State Highway 138, which runs in front of the Benson Grist Mill, is built on top of the original Millpond Dam. Once the Millpond was established a small community sprang up in the vicinity, called Richville. This small town was the original County Seat of Tooele County.

The Millpond is a separate body of water from Stansbury Lake. The water source for the Pond is a free-flowing spring, called Twin Springs, which bubbles up near the frontage road, on the east side of Stansbury Park.

Unlike Stansbury Lake, the Millpond is a public waterway and is open to the public for fishing, boating, and swimming. Before the bridge, which spans the Millpond, was built, local residents were able use the pond for waterskiing.

The Nature Trail which extends several hundred feet into the Millpond is a great place to observe a large variety of waterfowl and wildlife. The entrance to the Trail is located directly across the street from the park on East Delgada Lane.

Please, DO NOT FEED THE WATERFOWL!

Do Not Feed the Waterfowl

Stansbury Park is home to a wide variety of birds. Many of them can be fun to feed and have become very accustomed to begging. For the safety of our birds and our property, please don’t do it. We are making a concerted effort to stop this practice. Please help us by resisting the temptation to feed the birds and asking others to do the same.

Here is what happens when you feed the waterfowl:

  1. The waterfowl congregate in large groups and create an enormous mess on our grass, sidewalks, boat docks, etc. This mess ruins the experience of many of the residents who like to recreate and walk along our lake shores.
  2. Most of the waterfowl on Stansbury Lake are migratory in nature. Hungry migratory birds who are given an easy meal by residents, often choose to remain here rather than moving on as they normally would. This causes unusually large concentrations of birds in an area that does not have enough natural food sources to feed such a large population.
  3. As the waterfowl become more dependent on humans as a food source, they stop eating the natural foods they normally would, which are far more nutritious. The birds become malnourished, overcrowded and more susceptible to disease.
  4. Human feeding of waterfowl makes them too tame for their own good. They become more susceptible to attack by dogs, children throwing stones, and other harassment from those who see them as a nuisance. Many birds are attacked and killed each year because they are easy targets.
  5. Often, waterfowl that are used to being fed by humans, become aggressive when they are around humans who don’t feed them.

If you are feeding the waterfowl, Please Stop Now. Your act of “kindness” is a self-indulgent act that hurts birds and people alike.

Contact Us

Stansbury Service Agency
1 Country Club Dr. Suite #1
Stansbury Park, Ut 84074

Tel: (435) 882-6188
Fax: (435) 843-5183

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