Rockport State Park is dedicated to offering many recreational opportunities to anyone and everyone. The launch ramp on the east side of the reservoir is a great place to launch a boat. Rockport Reservoir has good fishing for both trout and bass, and in the summer it is a busy lake with many people tubing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. There are also over a hundred campsites available for camping year-round. In 2021, Rockport State Park became certified as an International Dark Sky Place by the International Dark Sky Association.
It opened to the public as a state park in 1966.
Park Elevation: 6,000 feet
Park Acreage: 770
Surface Water Acreage: 1,080
Many species of animals also call Rockport home including mule deer, chipmunks, jackrabbits, cottontails, yellowbelly marmots, badgers, raccoons, weasels, fox, and Uinta ground squirrels. Elk, moose, coyotes, bobcats, and cougars live in the area, but are they seldom seen.
Dark Sky Resources:
- What is Light Pollution?
- Utah State Parks are Ideal for Stargazing
- Dark Sky Entrance Gate Flyer – Utah State Parks
- Lumens and Kelvins for Dark Sky-Friendly Lighting
- Light Courtesy While Camping
- Wild Areas Need Natural Darkness
- Rockport State Park Dark Sky Wayside Panel
- Bring Dark Skies Home
- Find an IDA International Dark Sky Place
- What’s Up in the Night Sky Tonight?