Utah State Parks Blog

Park of the Week- Otter Creek State Park

Posted on: August 24th, 2015

Otter Creek Reservoir, conveniently located in central Utah, offers some of the state’s finest year-round trout fishing. The park is also a favorite for boating, camping, waterskiing and bird watching. A 46-site campground offers tent and RV sites, however there are no RV hook ups. Restrooms, showers and a dump station are available. A host […]

Park of the Week- Scofield State Park

Posted on: August 17th, 2015

Scofield Reservoir brings many visitors to the park each year, especially during the warm summer months. At an elevation of 7,616 feet, Scofield State Park is a perfect cool destination for camping, fishing and hiking. The park offers two campgrounds with hookups, primitive camping area and plenty of day-use option. A 28-foot trailer and teepee […]

Park of the Week – Fremont Indian State Park and Museum

Posted on: August 10th, 2015

Discover artifacts, petroglyphs, and pictographs left behind by the Fremont Indians. During construction of Interstate 70, the largest known Fremont Indian village was uncovered. This museum preserves treasures from the site, including pottery, baskets, and arrowheads. Spend a day at the museum, hiking on local trails, and then camp at nearby Castle Rock Campground. Castle […]

Park of the Week – Antelope Island State Park

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015

Hike, mountain bike or horseback ride the park’s backcountry trails for spectacular views of lake and island scenery; spend a star-filled night in one of several primitive campsites; stroll along sandy beaches and take a dip in the lake’s salty waters or step back in time with a visit to the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch. […]

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Park of the Week: Deer Creek State Park

Posted on: July 27th, 2015

Deer Creek State Park is nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Timpanogos. A full range of water activities are available at Deer Creek and fishing opportunities are exceptional. The park also offers campsites, picnic areas, trails and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and scenic Heber Valley. The park offers two campgrounds with sites […]

Park of the Week: Palisade State Park

Posted on: July 20th, 2015

Palisade State Park is nestled in beautiful Sanpete County approximately five miles south of Manti and a short two hours from Salt Lake City. This park offers something for everyone from its canyon golf course, water sports, deluxe cabins, new tent cabins, RV and tent camping, to access for off-highway vehicle riding in nearby Six-Mile Canyon. Play […]

Park of the Week: Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

Posted on: July 13th, 2015

So much time is revealed in the Uinta Basin, even more geologic time than in the Grand Canyon. Within an 80-mile radius of Vernal, evidence of the entire Earth’s history is visible. At its center is the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. The 22,000-square foot museum was built to preserve and […]

Park of the Week: Yuba State Park

Posted on: July 6th, 2015

  Boat-in camping, sandy beaches, off-highway vehicle riding and warm waters lure visitors to Yuba Reservoir. Developed and primitive camping areas are available at Oasis and Painted Rocks and Eagle View campgrounds and at designated beach areas. Yuba is popular with anglers fishing for walleye, northern pike and yellow perch. Others seeking more adventure can […]

Park of the Week: Starvation State Park

Posted on: June 29th, 2015

The sprawling waters of Starvation Reservoir offer great fishing and boating. Enjoy sandy beaches and a grassy day-use area for picnics and volleyball. Camp in developed areas of Beach or Mountain View campgrounds or spend the night in one of three cabins.  Primitive shoreline camping is available at Indian Bay, Rabbit Gulch, Juniper Point and […]

Top Three Hikes at Wasatch Mountain State Park

Posted on: June 25th, 2015

Hiking is a perfect summer activity for families. Experience breathtaking views, watch mountain wildlife and discover educational historic sites while hiking in the park. Wasatch Mountain State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell shares three of her favorite hikes: Huber Grove Trail- Difficulty: Easy, Distance: One mile A perfect hike for children, the Huber Grove Trail, located across […]