Panguitch Lake
Panguitch Creek Meadow
Panguitch Lake
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Panguitch Lake was a focal point of processing fish, game and plants.  Panguitch actually means ‘bigfish’ in the Paiute language.  Trout were so abundant in the lake that the natives had only to walk along the shore and spear the fish.  Navajo traders followed migration routes off of this plateau to trade with the Paiutes and new settlers.  The Old Spanish Trail passed just to the north of the plateau and made its way through what is now Parowan. This long history of human use provides a myriad of archeological resources in and near the highway corridor. Some sites are also often considered  sacred and are subject to damage, and therefore have not been identified.