Small reservoir surrounded by shrubsteppe and agricultural land.
Koosharem isn't a birding destination, but a stop off on the road from Richfield to Loa, Torrey, and Bicknell before heading into Capitol Reef, or south towards Boulder. It's definitely worth a stop if there is open water which is typically from around March till November. Lots of migrating waterfowl, divers, gulls and terns, and some shorebirds use the lake--as well as a number of breeders. COMMON LOON, all 3 Mergansers, GREATER SCAUP, CANVASBACK and 7 CACKLING GEESE (1 sighting) make up the notable waterbirds here. While VESPER, LARK, and BREWER'S SPARROW as well as SAGE THRASHER can be found in the surrounding shrubsteppe.
From I-70 take exit 48 south .2 miles to the T-intersection at UT-24. Take a right here and go .4 miles and take the left on to UT-24 south for 21 miles. The reservoir will be on your left with several places you can pull in to park and scope from.