Fire restrictions are in place at the park. Wood, charcoal, and propane fires are prohibited. Gas/propane cooking stoves are allowed for cooking only. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited except in an enclosed vehicle.

Wildlife Viewing

Birds that can be spotted at the park include raptors such as bald and golden eagles, osprey, and several kinds of hawks. Egrets, great blue heron, black ibis, Canadian geese, sandpiper and curlew may be seen wading the shore. On the water, you will find western grebe, mergansers, mallards and a variety of seasonal ducks. Mountain bluebirds, wrens, mourning doves and ravens will also be seen around the park.

Reptiles found in the park include the plateau striped whiptail and sagebrush lizard, garter snake, bull snake.

Amphibians may be found seasonally. These may include the Colorado River toad and the spade foot toad.

Mammals that may frequent the park are ground squirrels, cottontail rabbits, jackrabbits, raccoon, coyotes, skunks, bobcats, and deer. Packrats and field mice live here too.

Fish that may be caught in the lake are most commonly largemouth bass and catfish. Walleye may be caught in deeper water and carp are often seen searching the shallows when they feed. Crappie have also been reported.

Insects include the occasional butterfly, wasps, bees, ants, beetles and centipedes.