Several canyon and mountain areas of Salt Lake County are protected watershed areas that supply the Salt Lake area with drinking water.
To help ensure a safe drinking water supply for us all, dogs are prohibited in protected watershed areas.
Service dogs, search and rescue dogs, and law enforcement dogs can get an exception to watershed prohibitions. These dogs’ owners must properly dispose of any fecal matter.
Dogs are prohibited in Salt Lake County watersheds, including:
The following recreational areas in Salt Lake County allow dogs, though rules (including leash rules and odd/even day access rules) do apply. Check current rules for each location before visiting with your dog.
A very limited number of watershed dog permits are available to residents of watershed areas.
To apply, residents must:
*Dogs licensed in the town of Alta must be kept within town limits.