Utah Lake: Facts, Fiction, Fun

Utah Lake: Facts, Fiction, Fun

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The official podcast for Utah Lake. Hosted by the Utah Lake Commission, this podcast discusses the facts, fiction and fun to do with Utah Lake. Topics include projects at the lake, answering questions and dispelling rumors, featuring popular recreation activities at the lake and more. Each episode aims to share the works and wonders of Utah Lake. *Subscribe or listen to the podcast in the “Where to Listen” section below.


24 - Wake Up Thinking of Utah Lake with Former Provo Mayor Lewis Billings
Jul 30 • 28 min
What is the Utah Lake Commission? Former Provo City Mayor Lewis Billings explains about the creation of the Commission. In 2007, the Commission was created, but before that, there was no entity with Utah Lake as its sole purpose. Lewis Billings shares…
23 - Utah Lake Scavenger Hunt - Tips and Clues
Jul 16 • 16 min
Announcing the Utah Lake Scavenger Hunt! Listen in to get inside tips on missions that haven’t been shared anywhere else! Details on how the scavenger hunt will work, how to join the hunt, the main objectives of the game, details on prizes and more!…
22 - Marina Algae Treatments
Jul 9 • 16 min
Summer 2020, the Utah Lake Commission and partners are pilot-testing algae treatments at two public marinas at Utah Lake: Lincoln Beach and Lindon Marina. In this episode, Commission Executive Director Eric Ellis provides details on what treatments are…
21 - Kite Boarding at Utah Lake
Jul 2 • 25 min
Guests Leo Chan and Tyler Lyon from the Utah Kiters Club talk favorite kiting spots, how to learn and how to have a great time kiting at Utah Lake. The wind and beaches at Utah Lake are great for kite boarding, the view from the water of Utah Valley is…
20 - Three Places to Staycation at Utah Lake
Jun 25 • 16 min
Are you tired of being stuck inside during this pandemic? There are 3 places to staycation, right here at Utah Lake! Lincoln Beach, Lindon Marina and Utah Lake State Park all offer camping and have amazing amenities and lots of opportunities to enjoy a…
19 - How and Where to Catch a BIG Catfish at Utah Lake
Jun 18 • 40 min
Our last episode on fishing at Utah Lake (Ep. 14) was so popular that we brought back Mike Packer with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources! He talks all about catfish; biology, where to find them, bait and tackle to use and more! We even pried a few…
18 - Utah Lake Stories
Jun 11 • 15 min
In this episode, we spoke with Rick Cox, a local businessman and avid Utah Lake boater. He shares stories from his family and his father of experiences they had on Utah Lake. The stories shared range from his father rolling a Model T Ford for fun on the…
17 - Provo River Delta Tour
Jun 4 • 20 min
This week, our staff toured the Provo River Delta Restoration Project site, along with several other agencies. We met to discuss weed management, tour the project to discuss specific areas for treatment, and get a better understanding of the progress of…
16 - A Wilde Triathlon at Utah Lake
May 28 • 22 min
Erika Wilde is a local triathlete who has completed a triathlon ACROSS Utah Lake. Think about that. We literally mean across the lake. She’s swam across (5 miles), and she has run and biked across during the winter when it was frozen (10+ miles!). We…
15 - Meet Your Marinas: Lindon Marina
May 21 • 23 min
This is the first episode in a series we are calling Meet Your Marinas. There are five public marinas at Utah Lake: Saratoga Springs City Marina (aka Pelican Bay Marina), American Fork Marina, Lindon Marina, Utah Lake State Park and Lincoln Beach. Ron…
14 - Fishing at Utah Lake (An Introduction to Access, Species, and more!)
May 14 • 38 min
We discuss fishing at Utah Lake with awesome guest Mike Packer from Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. This episode is a great place to start for a beginner or for someone who isn’t familiar with fishing at Utah Lake. Topics covered include: access…
13 - Paddling Provo River to Utah Lake
May 7 • 26 min
Have you ever paddled down Provo River? If you have, chances are it was the section of Provo River in Provo Canyon. We’re talking about paddling down the river all the way to Utah Lake. Done that? We recently did, and this episode shares our experience of…
12 - Birdwatching Basics
Apr 30 • 23 min
What is your favorite bird to spot at Utah Lake?? Keeli shares a couple of her favorites in this episode! Keeli Marvel, former president of Utah County Birders, speaks with the Utah Lake Commission about the basics of birdwatching at Utah Lake, good…
11 - Kayaking in Provo Bay
Apr 23 • 29 min
Mark Greenwood, a Utah County resident and long-time fan of Utah Lake tells us stories of his adventures kayaking in Provo Bay. He shares some tips on things to know before kayaking at Utah Lake, how to be safe and not get lost and shares some of the cool…
10 - A Utah Lake Miracle, Part 2
Apr 16 • 23 min
The story continues! This episode covers a first-hand account of that frightful day’s events was given by Grant Hammon, one of the twin brothers who were rescued. His retelling of the story is harrowing at times and helps us better understand the emotions…
09 - A Utah Lake Miracle, Part 1
Apr 9 • 14 min
Every now and again, our thoughts and perspectives are uplifted by a story. Unexpectedly, someone comes along who unselfishly touches lives and then continues on his or her way, oblivious to the impacts they have had. Some of these are unsung heroes, who…
08 - June Sucker: Making Progress
Apr 2 • 36 min
In this episode, we speak with Mike Mills, the head of the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program. He updates listeners on the exciting proposal to “downlist” June Sucker from endangered to threatened, background on carp removal and where it is going…
07 - Provo River Delta Starts Construction
Mar 26 • 24 min
In this episode, we interview Melissa Stamp with the Provo River Delta Restoration Project. This project is an effort to recreate the Provo River delta as habitat for the endangered June Sucker fish. Efforts have been underway for over 2 decades, and they…
06 - Utah Famous Podcast interview
Mar 12 • 73 min
We were interviewed on the Utah Famous Podcast! Sam talked with Utah Famous hosts Jordan and Sarah about algae blooms, Utah Lake history, events happening this year at the lake and more!
05 - Utah Lake Monster
Feb 27 • 20 min
Sam discusses the history behind the Utah Lake Monster, covering sightings stretching back to the mid 1800’s. He also discusses the Utah Lake Monster lesson from the Commission that qualifies for 4th grade curriculum, and some verified “monsters” caught…
04 - Walkara Way Conservation Project
Jan 30 • 14 min
Announcing a 1,000 acre open-space public park!!! We interviewed Jake Holdaway, the founder of the Walkara Way Conservation Project. This project is an effort to restore a 1,000 acre section of the Utah Lake shoreline in Orem. There are over 25 government…
03 - Why Recreate at Utah Lake
Jan 23 • 26 min
Why should you recreate at Utah Lake? It seems there’s plenty of reasons not to, but today we’re going to help you learn the truth about Utah Lake….it’s amazing! Utah Lake Commission staff share some of their reasons why, but we also interview three…
02 - Top 5 Questions about Utah Lake
Jan 16 • 13 min
In this episode, we address the top 5 questions we got about Utah Lake at an educational booth we did over the summer of 2019. The topics include: algae blooms, carp removal, the Utah Lake Restoration project, the Utah Lake Commission and the future of…
01 - The Future of Utah Lake
Jan 9 • 28 min
Utah Lake Commission staff discuss the future of Utah Lake, breaking it up into four categories: Water Quality, Habitat and Wildlife, Recreational Access and Amenities and Transportation. Within those four categories there are several exciting restoration…