Fish, water fowl, Wasatch Mountains, Farmington Pond, Farmington Creek
Less than 25 yards from the parking lot
Allowed on leash
No entrance fees required but you do need a fishing permit if you plan to fish
Bring a bottle of water. Farmington pond isn’t too big. You could walk around it in less than 10 minutes.
Spring, Summer, Fall
5:00 am to 11:00 pm
Lots of trees for shade.
Trail is in good condition. There is a trail that goes around the majority of the pond.
Yes. At the parking lot.
Bring snacks or food for a picnic
Fishing equipment, hat, sunglasses,
Farmington Pond: 40.993234°, -111.888255°
The pond is located just right outside the mouth of Farmington Canyon.
Farmington Pond is created from the Farmington Creek which comes down from Farmington Canyon. In the summer months this pond can be very busy with fishermen (and fisherwomen), swimmers and even people having picnics. As evident of this, I went up on a warmer than average winter day and I found trash littered around the entire pond’s perimeter. I found golf balls all along one side of the pond, fishing line and lots of old cardboard pizza boxes scattered around in the bushes. It is always amazing to me how many clueless and stupid people there are out there.
If you do plan on doing some fishing, there is a two fish possession limit.
The parking lot is located right next to the pond so you won’t have to hike much at all and if you do have a lot of gear then it won’t be hard to carry.
Here is a look at the restrooms and the fish cleaning area.
The fish cleaning area.
Looking towards the west from the parking lot.
Looking to the east of the parking lot.
One of the many picnic areas. There are a few fire pits in the area too.
If you have extra time, you could take the Farmington Creek Trail all the way up Farmington Canyon. Simply follow the trail which begins right behind the restrooms at the parking lot and head towards the mouth of the canyon.
This was at the western edge of the pond. There are signs saying “Do not cross” in this location. You can always walk around to the other side of the pond on the east side.
You can see residential houses on top.
Farmington Creek is the source for this pond.
There is a rope swing which is on the northern side of the pond.
Head back towards your vehicle.
Farmington Pond is a great place for families to enjoy a picnic or do a little fishing. It has really easy access to many other fun and interesting things nearby.