The Stansbury Service Agency maintains Stansbury Lake for the benefit of Stansbury Park residents and their accompanied guests. This policy is established to promote recreation, safety and environmental protection.
The following sections cover common permissible and prohibited uses of Stansbury Lake, adjacent public parks and greenbelts. It is not intended to cover all activities. Permissible uses must be in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local rules, regulations, licensing, and registration requirements. (e.g. Stansbury Service Agency park rules, Tooele County noise ordinance and Utah Division of Natural Resources regulations).
It is important to note that every user understands that lakes are dangerous by their very nature. Participation in, but not limited to, any of the following lake uses could lead to property damage, bodily injury, permanent disability and even death. Users participate at their own risk.
Stansbury Lake may be used under the following conditions:
Watercraft – Electric, wind and man-powered watercraft are allowed. No gas-powered engines are allowed on Stansbury Lake. Watercraft must be registered in advance with the Stansbury Service Agency and display the registration sticker while in operation.
Operators of electric-powered watercraft may not create a wake and are prohibited from operating the motor within 20 feet of any shoreline, with the exceptions of launching and recovering the watercraft. Operators of electric-powered watercraft must abide by the State of Utah boating regulations for motorized watercraft, including the presence of lifejackets and running-lights after dark.
The Stansbury Service Agency reserves the right to waive the motor type and other rules for maintenance or other purposes.
Willife – Fishing is allowed from watercraft, public parks and public greenbelts, except in posted “no fishing” areas, in accordance with Utah Division of Wildlife regulations. Fish must be released quickly back into the lake after being caught. The dumping of or abandoning of domesticated animals or wildlife is not permitted (e.g., frogs, ducks, fish, turtles). Neither feeding nor harming wildlife is permitted.
Swimming – Swimming is unrestricted throughout Stansbury Lake. If ever Stansbury Service Agency has information that the water quality of Stansbury Lake is unsuitable for swimming, signs will be posted at main public access points.
Ice Activities – Ice activities, such as skating and fishing, are unrestricted throughout Stansbury Lake. Motors are not permitted on ice.
Unauthorized use of Stansbury Lake and private property surrounding the Lake is considered trespass. The Stansbury Service Agency reserves the right to enforce trespass violations and will report them to the Tooele County Sheriff’s Department for prosecution. Violations may also result in the revocation of an individual’s lake use privilege.
The Stansbury Service Agency Board of Trustees, acting in its official capacity, will arbitrate any enforcement action taken, with respect to violations of this policy.
The Stansbury Service Agency reserves the right to change this policy at any time.