Joe’s Valley Reservoir, Utah

We camped for five nights at the Joe’s Valley Reservoir Campground. When we arrived in the evening of Tuesday October 19, 2016 there were very few others in the campground. We chose a back-in spot with a great view of the lake. 

While there we went to see the Little Grand Canyon of Utah.   

We also went down a really cool canyon with great scenery and ancient Native American art. 

In addition to beautiful scenery and the canyon art, we enjoyed some fun fishing at Potters Pond that is about 15 miles north of the campground in Upper Joe’s Valley. There is a small primitive campground there and two ponds. At this campground a single site for our trailer is site 11 and site 6 is better for a trailer and tents.

The East pond seems to have more fish, but they’re smaller. The West pond had 12-16 inch trout that were down deep. They seemed to like a blue and black balanced leech pattern. Preston caught his first trout on a fly rod at these ponds.

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Island Park, Idaho

Some friends of ours invited us to their cabin for the Labor Day weekend, September 2 through September 5, 2016. We parked our trailer on their property on Huckleberry Lane in Island Park, Idaho. They had sewer, water, a 15 Amp electric hookup, and a small fire pit.

As unsocial as we are, we enjoyed being with our son’s friend’s parents and their extended family. We met parents, siblings, and their children. It was fun to talk and get to know them. 

While there we had a guide take us to Sheridan Ranch Reservoir and the Sheridan Stream. We had fun learning how to fly fish this stream and lake. We caught a few fish and had fun.

When we returned home. we left without our trailer. We planned to return the very next week and spend some more time in this beautiful area. We returned with one of our married sons and his wife and stayed from September 8 through September 11, 2016. We visited Yellowstone National Park and enjoyed it very much.

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