Seaplane community & opportunities


Utah has relative few restrictions on seaplane operations but keep in mind that most of the state is at a relative high elevation, and in the summer, the density altitude can be above 8,000 feet. Therefore excess horsepower and good pilot operating skills are required. The lowest elevation in the state is in the southwest corner but even that is around 2,500 feet, with a summer density altitude of more than 5,000 feet.

The Great Salt Lake is as indicated in it’s title, salt water and corrosion should be a concern for those doing any operations there. There are at least two freshwater lakes in the state available for seaplane operations. Check the Water Landing Directory for details.

Keeping the density altitude in mind, seaplane flights can be a very enjoyable form of recreation in Utah.


Get more info on Flying Seaplanes in Utah

Join the Seaplane Pilots Association

and help protect and promote water flying

Significant bodies of water
that are open include:

Lake Powell

Significant bodies of water
that are Closed include:

East Canyon Reservoir

Seaplane Schools in Utah

Commercial Seaplane Operators

Downloadable Resources

Report an Advocacy
Issue or Event

Have a seaplane advocacy issue or event in Utah? Please tell us about it below, so we can publish it and work the issue if needed.

Utah Field Directors

Utah State Officials