Lake at the Hills, a Cedar City Reservoir is a public, free lake within the city. There is fishing, swimming, and you can rent kayaks during the summer (weather permitting).
Recently we took a trip down to Cedar City to relax for the weekend. Although there’s not a whole lot to do in the city, this was what I was looking forward to most of all.
We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn’t too crowded (compared to ponds and reservoirs in and near Salt Lake Valley). There is a beach to relax on, a volleyball area, a BBQ, and if the weather is good during the summer, you can rent 1 or 2 person kayaks. For one hour, a 2 person kayak was only $6. However, rentals are only available to those who are 5 years and older.
Each Spring, new fish are put into the lake. Children 12 and under can fish for free. We happened to find a very dead fish that we brought back to the beach for the kids to take a look at. They enjoyed putting water onto it and analyzing it until a worker came to pick it up and put it in the trash. Each person may keep 2 fish per day.
The kids spent some time in the water swimming around but the water was freezing, even when it was 95 degrees Fahrenheit outside. I attempted to go into the water but couldn’t handle how cold it was.
If you are looking for something to do while in Cedar City or are passing through and want to get out of the car, I’d recommed styling by the Lake at the Hills.
To get to the Lake at the Hills, go to the aquatic center. Just East of the center (near the outdoor pool), there is a little street that will take you back to the parking for the reservoir. The address to the aquatic center is 2090 Royal Hunte Drive, Cedar City.
While you’re in the area, you can go across the street and visit Park Discovery, a wooden playground meant for exploring.