Park of the Week: Palisade State Park
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 18-holes of golf, paddle or fish on Palisade Reservoir and then set up the perfect campsite.
Cool off in Palisade Reservoir. Paddle boats, paddleboards, canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the park. Cast a line and fish for cutthroat, tiger and rainbow trout.
New tent cabins are open and available for reservations. Tents have a queen bed with a full trundle that slides underneath and a full size futon. Each cabin has a table and chairs and wood floors. Cabins are $35 per night and include two parking spots. Please bring your own linens or sleeping bags. There is no electricity in the tent cabins, so plan ahead, but please no propane lanterns.
Log cabins are also available for those wanting a few more comforts of home. Cabins sleep up to eight and amenities include electricity, cooling/heating unit, kitchenette with sink, microwave and refrigerator; table and chairs and outdoor grill and picnic table. Three of the cabins have modern restrooms with showers.
The 18-hole golf course has some of the best putting greens in the state. A PGA professional provides a full range of services and supplies at the newly remodeled pro shop. Many players regard the par-three, signature hole #4 to be among the best anywhere. This hole is a 179-yard par three with an elevation drop of 70 feet over a deep canyon.
Palisade State Park is also a popular destination for many off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. Nearby Six-Mile Canyon provides access to Skyline Drive, a 10-000-foot high road along the crest of the spectacular Wasatch Plateau.
The park offers a variety of summer activities including 5K races every Saturday. For more event information, check out the Palisade State Park webpage.