The 4,228 acre feet reservoir is an off stream site fed by a 24 inch pipe capable of flowing nearly 24 acre feet per day. The average depth of the reservoir is 28 feet, with a conservation pool that will sustain 400 acre feet of water. Jackson Flat has a 4,000,000 acre foot storage capacity. This additional secondary water source could also be used to meet other outdoor public needs such as the golf course, parks and schools. The District has joined with Kanab City to make Jackson Flat Reservoir a recreational area. A hiking/walking path around the lake is included in the vision. They hope to create a place where people can gather, learn about and enjoy the great outdoors. The facility will be a place where people can boat, picnic, bike and hike with friends and family.
-SHERRY BELLE TRAIL-
There’s a brand new hiking trail just south of Kanab! The new asphalt Sherry Belle Trail was recently completed and is a beautiful place to recreate. You can run, jog or walk, and strollers and pets are welcome.
The trail winds around the Jackson Flat Reservoir. The Sherry Belle Trail is approximately 3 Miles long and is named in honor of the late Sherry Noel, who was a great advocate for trails and regularly promoted community health and wellness. The trail is open during daylight hours and the public is welcome to travel and enjoy the trail that circles the reservoir. Trails and other infrastructure development are major parts of the long term recreational plan for the reservoir. The vision for the Kanab City Trail System is to have a linking trails system connecting Jackson Flat Reservoir to Kanab City and Jacob Hamblin Park. It is the intent for Kanab to become known for its quality trails system, linking downtown Kanab to recreational facilities and parks in the community.
Spring Birding This event at Jackson Flat Reservoir sponsored by Wild Kane County held in April. This year Speaker Lisa Church, a wildlife biologist from the Bureau of Land Management, spoke to nearly 60 people in attendance about the different local species of birds found in the area. After Lisa spoke, several birding experts set up spotting scopes around the reservoir to help others in attendance, spot the different species on the reservoir. The Jackson Flat Reservoir has attracted multiple species that weren’t typically found in the area before the construction of the reservoir. Birding is just one of the many recreational activities to take advantage of at the new reservoir.