Yankee Meadow is a popular 53-acre lake located east of Parowan, Utah. The lake is generally not accessible during the winter, except by snowmobile. About the time the lake become accessible in April, the ice is starting to come off. There are two Forest Service campgrounds in the area. Camping is not allowed in the immediate vicinity of the lake. A restroom and gravel launch ramp are available at the lake. There are no garbage facilities at the lake so please pack out what you pack in.
Birding is best here during the summer months when the reservoir is accessible. Species typical of higher elevations in the southern part of the state are common here, including: HAIRY WOODPECKER, CLARK'S NUTCRACKER, MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, HERMIT THRUSH, and CASSIN'S FINCH. There are very few checklists for the area, given where it is and the small number of birders in the area. The actual species list is probably much higher than that in eBird, but it needs a little help in the checklist department.
From the intersection of Main and Center Streets in Parawon head east for .3 miles on Center Street. Continue straight across 3rd East as the road veers south and becomes SR-143. Go 3.3 miles then turn left onto Bowery Creek Road. Go 1.4 miles, then continue onto Yankee Road for another 3.1 miles. Take the slight right onto FR-049 and go another 2.4 miles to the reservoir.