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Moon Lake
Moon Lake Dam 1930s - Social 1.jpg
Moon Lake Dam, 1938
Location Duchesne County, Utah
Type Reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 8,087 ft (2,465 m)
Website Moon Lake Campground

Moon Lake is a high mountain reservoir on the south slope of the High Uintas in Duchesne County, Utah. Recreation management is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, as the lake is part of the Ashley National Forest.

In 1938, the United States Bureau of Reclamation completed the earthen Moon Lake Dam on the Lake Fork River to expand the size of the existing natural lake for irrigation. The dam has a height of 98 feet, and the expanded reservoir a capacity of 49,500 acre-feet.

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