Hyrum Lake State Park is a terrific year round fishing destination for bass, trout, perch, and bluegill. In the summer the Park has an excellent beach and provides opportunities for a variety of water sports. The Park also makes a great base camp for activities outside of the Park, with short drives to city events, hiking, biking, and ohv trails.
Opened to the public as a State Park in 1959, for over 60 years Hyrum Lake State Park has and will continue to provide wholesome recreation opportunities and great customer service to our guests.
Mormon settlers founded the area of Hyrum, which is located in Cache Valley. Hyrum is named after the brother of the founder of the Mormon Church. Before the dam was built in 1939, Mormon settlers had to dig a nine-mile canal from the Little Bear River for farm irrigation in Hyrum.
Years before the Mormon settlers arrived in the valley, General William H. Ashley stopped near what is now the edge of Hyrum Reservoir and cached $150,000 worth of furs, mostly beaver, in the winter of 1825-26. They were stored in a cave dug in a clay bank until they were retrieved the following summer. This history resulted in the French-Canadian name of Cache Valley and Cache County.
To further your history knowledge of Cache Valley visit American West Heritage Center
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