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Utah State Parks Local Office 1-800-865-4846 geico.com/RV Information contained in this brochure was accurate at the time of printing. Policies, facilities, fees, hours and regulations, etc. change as mandated. For updated information, please contact the park or visit our website at stateparks.utah.gov. Photos: Utah State Parks Your park fees provide for the care, protection, and enhancement of state parks. To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Our Mission 801-322-3770 or toll-free 800-322-3770 For reservations call: Utah Division of State Parks Administrative Office 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 116 P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6001 801-538-7220 stateparks.utah.gov parkcomment@utah.gov Contact There’s a lot to discover under the wide open sky, and finding adventure is half the fun when you travel by RV. Before you hit the road, visit geico.com/RV for a free insurance quote and to enroll in Emergency Roadside Service. o Road Trip Tips GEICO covered the costs associated with the mailing and production of this guide. q Wheel blocks q Levelers q Motor oil /fluids q Tire pressure gauge MOTOR & VEHICLE q Insurance coverage q Gloves: work & disposable q Tool kit q Flashlight q Collapsible shovel q Bungee cords q Rope q Duct tape q Super glue q WD-40 q Pocket knife q Fire extinguisher q Tarp GENERAL q RV owner’s manual q Warranty documents MISCELLANEOUS q Hose kits q Bucket q Water pressure valve q Tank cleaner HOLDING TANKS q Power/extension cord q Portable generator q 20, 30, 50 amp adapters q Voltmeter q Spare fuses q Electrical tape & wire q Spare batteries q Battery charger q Jumper cables ELECTRICAL & BATTERY RV Maintenance & Safety Checklist STATEPARKS.UTAH.GOV Field Guide Utah State Parks Plan your trip Utah State Parks are open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. For individual park hours visit our website stateparks.utah.gov. Utah State Park Locations Reservations Secure a campsite, pavilion, group area, or boat slip in advance by calling 800-322-3770 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit stateparks.utah.gov. 84 Cache Logan Golden Spike 23 N.H.S. Box Elder Wasatch-Cashe N.F. Brigham City G re at 45 Weber l Sa Reservations are always recommended. Individual campsite reservations may be made up to four months in advance and no fewer than two days before desired arrival date. Up to three individual campsite reservations per customer are permitted at most state parks. t L Park Passes ak 2 e 80 84 3 # Randolph Rich 27 9 8 40 Coalville 34 21 State Parks State Capitol Cities Rivers Lakes Manila Summit 25 Ashley N.F. 38 33 Dinosaur N.M. Wasatch-Cashe N.F. Vernal 7 13 Wasatch Orem 41 Duchesne Uinta N.F. Nephi iv Uintah Ashley N.F. Price Carbon 22 Manti Castle Dale 19 Grand Green River Arches N.P. 16 Capitol Reef N.P. 29 Loa 6 Hanksville Wayne Canyonlands N.P. 11 Co er Manti-La Sal N.F. lo Monticello 10 Garfield Cedar Breaks N.M. Boulder 26 Natural Bridges N.R.A. Blanding Arches N.P. Bryce Canyon N.P. 32 Flaming Gorge N.R.A. Daggett Duchesne 44 Heber City 42 Uinta N.F. Provo Utah 15 Juab Manti-La Sal N.F. 46 30 Fish Lake N.F. 28 Gunnison Sanpete 39 Millard Emery Manti-La Sal N.F. Fillmore 43 70 Richfield Sevier 14 15 Fish Lake N.F.Junction Beaver 15 Panguitch Parowan Cedar City San Juan Glen Canyon N.R.A. 37 Kane 5 Po w e l l ke Hovenweep N.M. 17 Grand Staircase-Escalante N.M. Zion N.P. Hurricane Moab 31 Milford Beaver Piute Dixie N.F. Iron Dixie N.F. 20 35 St. George Washington North 80 Morgan Tooele Wasatch-Cashe N.F. Interstate Highway U.S. Highway State Highway Other Roads Morgan Ogden Davis Farmington 24 18 Wendover Tooele 4 Wasatch N.F. 36 Payson Accessibility Utah State Parks is committed to accessibility in our programs, services, events, and facilities. For information about accessibility call 801-538-7220. Accessible campsites can be reserved online at utahstateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-800-322-3770. Delta Volunteering Volunteers improve, protect, and preserve Utah State Parks. Individuals and couples may serve as camp hosts, greeters, educators, and interpreters. Families, service groups, and clubs are needed for fun and important projects. For volunteer opportunities call 801-538-7220 or email parksvolunteer@utah.gov. Boating Utah law requires passengers 12-years-old and younger to wear a properly sized and U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket whenever a boat is in operation. Know the laws and navigation rules, and carry all required and suggested safety equipment. Learn more at boating.utah.gov. 1 Off-Highway Vehicles A helmet is mandatory on public land for riders under the age of 18. We advise everyone to wear a helmet. Properly worn, a helmet won’t reduce vision or hearing and helps cut out windblasts. A red or orange “whip flag” must be attached to OHVs when riding in sand dune areas. Learn more at ohv.utah.gov. Trails, Hiking, Biking, and Horseback riding v Ri do ra La Stroll the boardwalks of Rock Cliff at Jordanelle, hike the trail of Sleeping Rainbows at Escalante Petrified Forest, and ride through lava flows at Snow Canyon. Explore state parks on foot, bike, or horseback. Always wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing, and carry water, sunscreen, and a first-aid kit. Gr To see what annual state park passes are available and the qualifications for each pass, please visit stateparks.utah.gov/passes. To pay your day-use fee online in advance visit parkspass.utah.gov. Salt Lake Salt City Park City Lake 12 Heritage The Heritage Program helps protect, preserve, research, and interpret our unique cultural and natural history resources for the enjoyment and education of all. We have Pony Express stops, dinosaur skeletons, and everything in between. Come travel back in time with us at our seven museums and many historical and paleontological areas. Lake ah Ut er R ee n Bluff Rainbow Bridge N.M. Kanab Otter Creek Palisade Piute Quail Creek Red Fleet Rockport Sand Hollow Scofield Snow Canyon Steinaker Territorial Statehouse This Is The Place Utah Field House of Natural History Utah Lake Utahraptor Wasatch Mountain Willard Bay Yuba 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 Anasazi Antelope Island Bear Lake Camp Floyd Coral Pink Sand Dunes Dead Horse Point Deer Creek East Canyon Echo Edge of the Cedars Escalante Petrified Forest Flight Park Fred Hayes at Starvation Fremont Indian Frontier Homestead Goblin Valley Goosenecks Great Salt Lake Green River Gunlock Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail Huntington Hyrum Jordan River OHV Jordanelle Kodachrome Basin Lost Creek Millsite 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 F 3. Bear Lake C-G F-V 2. Antelope Island F-V 1. Anasazi Fee Req. / Visitor Center Park Amenities F-V 5. Coral Pink Sand Dunes F-V 4. Camp Floyd Stagecoach Inn Museum F 7. Deer Creek F-V 6. Dead Horse Point F 9. Echo F 8. East Canyon F-V 11. Escalante Petrified Forest F-V 10. Edge of the Cedars F-V 15. Frontier Homestead F-V 14. Fremont Indian F 13. Fred Hayes at Starvation F 12. Flight Park 16. Goblin Valley F-V F 19. Green River F-V 18. Great Salt Lake F 17. Goosenecks F 20. Gunlock P   C   P-F  R-S R  RV Sites Camping / Group Camping Water Picnicking Hookups—Partial / Full Restrooms / Showers  C-G  C-G C C-G C-G C-G      R-S  P P     P   P R R H-B B B-F H-B  H Y F    P P F 23. Hyrum F 22. Huntington C-G C-G B-F H-B  F C-G P  R-S  A H-B  R Y H-B  R H-B  R-S  R-S B C R B-F H-B B-F H-B C B-F H-B R   P-F  R-S   P-F  R-S G  B-F H-B    P-F  R-S    C-G Z B-F H-B B-F H-B C  R-S C-T  R-S        R F 24. Jordan River OHV F-V 27. Lost Creek  H-B B-F H-B C R  R-S R   P-F  R-S    C R  R-S    P-F  R-S   P-F  R-S C-Y B-F H-B  C-G C C-G C-G C-G C C C 21. Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail F-V 25. Jordanelle + Rockcliff Nature Center 26. Kodachrome Basin Boating / Fishing Cabins / Yurts / Teepees Hiking / Biking Off-Highway Vehicles Golf / Zipline / Archery  C B-F H-B C H-B Under construction. Visit stateparks.utah.gov for more info. F 36. Scofield F-V 35. Sand Hollow F 34. Rockport F 33. Red Fleet F 32. Quail Creek F 31. Piute F 30. Palisade F-V 29. Otter Creek F 28. Millsite 37. Snow Canyon F-V 38. Steinaker F F-V 41. Utah Field House of Natural History F-V 40. This Is The Place F-V 39. Territorial Statehouse 42. Utah Lake F-V 43. Utahraptor C C-G C-G C C-G C C-G C-G C-G C-G C-G   P  R-S   P-F  R-S   P-F  R-S      P    P-F    P B-F C C R  G  B-F H-B B-F H-B B-F C   P-F  R-S    B-F B-F H-B  B-F R R  R-S   P-F  R-S B-F H B A  B-F   P-F  R-S   P-F  R-S   H-B C B-F H A  R R R C   P  R-S B-F Under construction. Visit stateparks.utah.gov for more info. F -Soldier Hollow Venue at Wasatch Mtn F-V 44. Wasatch Mountain F 46. Yuba F 45. Willard Bay C-G G C-G C-G   P-F  R-S   C H-B  G-A F R   P-F  R-S   P-F  R-S H-B C C G B-F H-B A B-F H-B  Z-A 1. Anasazi State Park Museum 460 N Highway 12 boulder, ut 84716 435-335-7308 Explore one of the largest Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites west of the Colorado River. Discover a portion of the original 1960s archeological excavation and tour a life-size six-room replica of an ancient dwelling. Inside the museum, view artifacts excavated from this site, along with contemporary exhibits describing the life of the people who lived here. 2. Antelope Island State Park 4528 W 1700 S Syracuse, UT 84075 13. Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation old highway 40 Duchesne, UT 84021 801-773-2941 Bear Lake State Park 435-946-3343 940 n bear Lake Boulevard (US HWY 89) Garden City, UT 84028 14. Fremont Indian State Park Museum 3820 W Clear Creek Canyon Road Sevier, UT 84766 15. Frontier Homestead State Park Museum 435-586-9290 635 N main Street Cedar City, UT 84721 4. 16. Goblin Valley State Park 18630 Goblin Valley Road Green River, UT 84525 Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park 12500 Sand Dune Road Kanab, UT 84741 17. Goosenecks State Park Highway 316 mexican Hat, UT 84531 435-648-2800 Venture onto a shifting sea of coral-colored sand. Changed by winds, these dunes can move as much as 50 feet per year. The park is a popular destination for ATV riders but is managed for multiple uses. Other activities include photography, hiking, riding sandboards and sand sleds, and just playing in the sand. The dunes offer adventures for all. 6. Dead Horse Point State Park State Route 313 Moab, UT 84532 435-259-2614 From 2,000 feet above, this desert mesa overlooks pinnacles and buttes carved by the Colorado River. Hike seven miles of trails, or mountain bike 17 miles of singletrack and experience the breathtaking canyon views. Spend the night in a campground or in a yurt, and see the Milky Way at this certified International Dark Sky Park. 7. Deer Creek State Park Mile Marker 19 US 189 Wallsburg, UT 84082 435-654-0171 East Canyon State Park 5535 S Highway 66 Morgan, UT 84050 801-829-6866 Tucked away in the mountains of northeastern Utah, East Canyon Reservoir is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and camping. Stay in one of four yurts year-round to enjoy the outdoors with a few comforts of home. East Canyon also holds a bit of history. Explore the nearby Mormon Pioneer Trail, the route taken by the Donner-Reed and Mormon pioneer parties as they traveled west in the mid-1800s. 9. Echo State Park 2115 Echo Dam Road Coalville, UT 84017 Camp along the shores of Wide Hollow Reservoir, or rent a paddleboard or kayak to traverse its clear waters. Hike a moderate-to-strenuous trail through the petrified forest, but remember to take only photographs. Some say the petrified wood is haunted and removing a piece brings the taker nothing but bad luck. 21. Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park PO Box 754 Park City, 84060 435-336-9894 435-678-2238 435-826-4466 26. Kodachrome Basin State Park 105 S Paria Lane Cannonville, UT 84718 435-679-8562 Park 435-564-3633 Golf 435-564-8882 27. LOST Creek State Park Croydon, UT 84018 801-829-6866 Lost Creek State Park is located roughly 10 miles northeast of Croydon in Morgan County. This new state park has historically been a popular recreation spot for those looking to paddle, fish, swim, and camp in the area around the reservoir. The area is currently undeveloped with only primitive recreation options. We ask visitors to remain patient during the planning and construction process. Future park visitors to the area can expect modern campgrounds, restrooms, entrance, and trailheads. Camp in the quiet campground, and boat and fish on the blue waters of Millsite Reservoir. Golf on a nearby municipal course or bring off-highway vehicles and mountain bikes to enjoy miles of trails in Ferron Canyon. 435-624-3268 This quiet getaway is a great destination for ATV riders, boaters, and birders. Access three ATV trails, including the Paiute, directly from the park. Lure a record catch from Otter Creek Reservoir or spend an evening with friends and family at the group pavilion. Go birding during spring and fall as many bird species pass through the park on their journey along the Pacific Migratory Bird Flyway. Park 435-835-7275 Golf 435-835-4653 Play 18 holes of golf, paddle or fish on Palisade Reservoir, then set up the perfect campsite. This park offers something for everyone. From its canyon golf course, deluxe cabins, RV hookups, and tent camping, to off-highway vehicle access in nearby Six-Mile Canyon. 435-624-3268 435-879-2378 Tucked away in southwestern Utah’s red rocks, Quail Creek Reservoir has ideal weather and some of the best fishing in the state, making it a favorite destination for locals. Warm, clear waters welcome boaters, campers, and anglers. A wheelchair-accessible fishing platform provides a waterside experience for visitors. 435-627-0293 435-649-6839 435-687-2491 Cinnamon-colored buttes provide a backdrop for this quiet desert oasis. Popular with locals, this warm-water reservoir is ideal for waterskiing, fishing, and catching crawdads. Huntington is a great weekend destination or a perfect picnic spot. 33. Red Fleet State Park 8750 N Highway 191 Vernal, UT 84078 435-789-4432 435-336-2241 Find first-rate, year-round recreation at this northern Utah destination. During summer, fish, boat, or waterski on Rockport Reservoir, and encounter wildlife on trail hikes. Camp in a tent, yurt, or RV at one of several developed and primitive campgrounds. During winter, ice fish, cross-country ski, and access nearby snowmobile trails. Note: Yurts are operated by a concessionaire. 35. Sand Hollow State Park 3351 S Sand Hollow Road Hurricane, UT 84737 435-680-0715 Box elder and maple trees surround Hyrum Reservoir, providing shade as well as habitat for waterfowl and wildlife. During the day, find a spot on the beach to cast a fishing line or relax with a good book. Enjoy the cozy campground with family and friends at night. With ideal weather and a sport for every season, Sand Hollow has something for everyone. Full hookup and no-hookup sites are available. Reservations recommended! Ride 16,000 acres of open sand, trails, and rock crawling on Sand Mountain, or launch from one of two boat ramps. Visit the underwater dive park and explore hidden treasures. Boat and OHV rentals, dive equipment, and tank fill are available on-site, along with a store and restaurant. 24. Jordan River OHV State Recreation Area 2824 N Rose Park Lane Salt Lake City, UT 84116 36. Scofield State Park Summer 435-448-9449 State Route 96 off US 6 Scofield, UT 84526 Winter 435-687-2491 23. Hyrum State Park 405 W 300 S Hyrum, UT 84319 Open from early spring to late fall, this area provides opportunities for riders of all abilities. Facilities include advanced and novice motocross tracks, a beginner area, spectator viewing, and a 3-mile loop trail parallel to the Jordan River. A grassy area with picnic tables and shade trees is available. State Park pass is no longer accepted. 435-245-6866 801-533-5425 Camp, boat, and fish at this year-round recreation destination situated high in the Manti-LaSal Mountains. During winter, ice fish, snowmobile, and cross-country ski in a spectacular mountain setting. Three separate areas offer amenities for day and overnight use. 435-789-4432 39. Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum 50 W Capitol Avenue Fillmore, UT 84631 435-743-5316 Explore Utah’s early history in its oldest existing governmental building. The Statehouse is actually the south wing of a much larger building that was never completed and now offers exhibits revealing the story of Utah’s territorial period. 40. This is the Place Heritage Park 2601 Sunnyside Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84108 801-582-1847 Journey back in time at Old Deseret Village, a collection of more than 40 historical homes and buildings brought to life by historical interpreters. Visit This Is The Place Monument, which marks the end of the 1,300-mile Mormon Trail. This is The Place Foundation, a nonprofit organization, manages the park. State Park passes are not accepted here. 41. Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum 496 E Main Street Vernal, UT 84078 435-789-3799 Discover the prehistoric world of fossils and explore the dinosaur garden. Within an 80-mile radius of Vernal, evidence of one billion years of Earth’s history is visible. Utah Field House reveals this geologic story with hands-on exhibits and activities. 801-375-0731 Utah’s largest freshwater lake provides fishing access for channel catfish, walleye, white bass, black bass, and several species of panfish. Spend an evening RV or tent camping, then powerboat, canoe, or sail the day away on Utah Lake. 43. Utahraptor state park 1165 S. Highway 191, Ste. 7 Moab, UT 84532 435-259-3750 Located roughly 15 miles northwest of Moab in Grand County, this new state park includes popular recreation spots such as the Dalton Wells and Willow Springs areas. The area is currently undeveloped with only primitive recreation options. We ask visitors to remain patient during the planning and construction process. While it is still in the planning phase, future park visitors to the area can expect one modern campground, restrooms, office and entrance station, and trailheads for access to the nearby OHV and mountain bike trail systems. 44. Wasatch Mountain State Park Park 435-654-1791 1281 Warm Springs Drive Midway, UT 84049 Golf 435-654-0532 Campground 435-654-3961 Year-round adventure awaits. Golf, hike, bike, camp, horseback ride, snowmobile, crosscountry ski, and snowshoe at the 23,000-acre Wasatch Mountain State Park. During warmer months reserve a tee time at the popular Lake, Mountain, Silver, or Gold golf courses. In winter, ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile through the alpine terrain. Enjoy the red rock walls and beaches. We also rent out paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. Join us for the annual Paddlefest in the third week of June. Hike to 200-million–year-old-dinosaur tracks, have a picnic, or camp in one of 38 campsites. 34. Rockport State Park 9040 N Highway 302 Peoa, UT 84061 38. Steinaker State Park 4335 N Highway 191 Vernal, UT 84078 42. Utah Lake State Park 4400 W Center Street Provo, UT 84601 Resting on the cliffs of the Sevier Plateau, Piute Reservoir attracts anglers who cast lines for trophy rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout. Enjoy shoreline camping and access to the Paiute ATV Trail. This primitive park is a quiet getaway and a well-kept secret. 32. Quail Creek State Park 472 N 5300 W Hurricane, UT 84737 435-628-2255 Fish for rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and bluegill on the vast waters of Steinaker Reservoir. Enjoy sandy beaches, swimming, boating, and waterskiing, and then stay in a campsite (hookups available) under the starry skies of Dinosaurland. Sixty-seven large stone spires called sedimentary pipes accentuate 180 million years of sandstone layers. The color and beauty here prompted a 1948 National Geographic Society expedition team to name the area Kodachrome after the popular color film. 30. Palisade State Park 2200 E Palisade Road Sterling, UT 84665 37. Snow Canyon State Park 1002 snow Canyon Drive Ivins, UT 84738 Explore the trails and dunes of beautiful Snow Canyon on foot, bike, and horseback. Camp in the peaceful campground surrounded by ancient lava flows and red Navajo sandstone. Discover the secrets of the desert landscape through seasonal nature programs. Above the beautiful Heber Valley and along the shores of Jordanelle Reservoir are three distinct recreation areas. Hailstone, Rock Cliff, and Ross Creek offer a variety of recreation opportunities. Spend a day picnicking, camping, or boating. 31. Piute State Park Piute Access Road Off Highway 89 junction, UT 84740 Boat, swim, or fish the tranquil waters of Gunlock Reservoir, or enjoy a peaceful spot along the shoreline. Located in southwestern Utah, Gunlock is open to water recreation and camping year-round. 22. Huntington State Park 1343 mohrland Road Huntington, UT 84528 View one of the largest collections of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) pottery on display in the Four Corners region and explore an authentic Puebloan village behind the museum. In addition to permanent collections, Edge of the Cedars offers special exhibits, festivals, and events throughout the year. 11. Escalante Petrified Forest State Park 710 N Reservoir Road Escalante, UT 84726 801-828-0787 Weaving its way from Park City to Echo Reservoir, this 28-mile, non-motorized trail provides a close-up view of area wildlife and wildflowers. Explore the trail on foot, mountain bike, skis, or horseback. Conveniently located in northeastern Utah, Echo State Park offers year-round recreation for visitors. After enjoying a day on the lake boating or fishing, spend the night in the campground talking around the fire. In the winter months, Echo State Park is a popular ice fishing destination. No matter the season, Echo State Park provides great recreational experiences for visitors. 10. Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum 660 W 400 N Blanding, ut 84511 435-678-3348 Rest under a canopy of cottonwood trees or accept the challenge of a nine-hole golf course on the banks of the Green River. The park is a starting point for boaters adventuring through Labyrinth and Stillwater canyons. Annual events include golf and disc golf tournaments. Be sure to join us for the annual Melon Days Festival on the third weekend in September. 20. Gunlock State Park Gunlock Drive Gunlock, UT 84733 Hailstone 435-649-9540 Rock Cliff 435-782-3030 29. Otter Creek State Park 400 E state route 22 Antimony, UT 84712 Great Salt Lake is two to eight times saltier than the ocean and an important habitat for millions of migratory birds. Enjoy birdwatching at this state marina, which provides boat slips and public viewing. The marina offers both sail and motorboat access, a visitor center with educational displays, and camping. 19. Green River State Park 130 S Fairway Drive Green River, UT 84525 Roughly 15 miles from the Wasatch front, in full view of the spectacular Mount Timpanogos, rests beautiful Deer Creek State Park. Deer Creek is home to a wide variety of water recreation activities such as water skiing, fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, and windsurfing, and is close to OHV trails. Camp in full-hookup RV sites or tent sites. Fish from the shores next to day-use pavilions that include grills. Large group sites can be reserved. 8. 435-275-4584 Gaze at the results of 300 million years of erosion where the San Juan River winds and carves its way through the desert 1,000 feet below. This park offers a spectacular view of an amazing and rare geologic formation known as an entrenched meander. This is an undeveloped area with very limited facilities. No water is available. 18. Great Salt Lake State Park Marina off i-80, exit 104 magna, UT 84044 25. Jordanelle State Park marina off us 40, exit 8 Heber City, UT 84032 28. Millsite State Park Summer 435-384-2552 ferron Canyon Road ferron, UT 84523 Winter 435-687-2491 Journey to this strange and colorful valley unlike any other in Utah. The landscape, covered with sandstone “goblins,” is often compared to Mars. Explore the geology and hike among the formations. Goblin Valley is a certified International Dark Sky Park. Experience the history of Camp Floyd at this nationally important historic site. Imagine 3,500 troops housed here in 1858 to suppress a rumored Mormon rebellion. View exhibits, artifacts, and historic structures from the camp. Attend special events throughout the year, including history camps, Pony Express exchanges, a military encampment, and school programs. 5. 435-527-4631 Discover artifacts, petroglyphs, and pictographs left behind by the Fremont Indians. Construction of Interstate 70 uncovered a large Fremont Indian village. This museum preserves treasures from the site, including pottery, baskets, and arrowheads. Enjoy many hands-on activities at the museum, hike the trails, and spend the night at our campgrounds (full hookups available). Relive the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah through an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Native Heritage Exhibit, sawmill, and replica blast furnace. Enjoy many hands-on activities and interpretive programs throughout the year, including the Art in the Park series all summer and Holidays at the Homestead in December. 801-768-8932 435-738-2326 The sprawling waters of Starvation Reservoir offer great fishing and boating. Enjoy sandy beaches and a grassy day-use area for picnics and volleyball. Beach and Mountain View campgrounds are developed. Primitive shoreline camping is available at Indian Bay, Rabbit Gulch, Juniper Point, and Knight Hollow campgrounds. Off-highway vehicles are allowed at the Knight Hollow Campground and riding area. Welcome to “the Caribbean of the Rockies.” Sunlight reflected off of minerals suspended in the waters of Bear Lake creates its spectacular aqua-blue color. Brilliant, clear, cool water and sandy beaches lure visitors to boat, swim, fish, camp, and play. Three distinct management areas provide a variety of amenities for day and overnight use. Come visit us at the Bear Lake Marina, Rendezvous Beach, or at one of the Eastside areas of Cisco Beach, Rainbow Cove, South Eden, North Eden, and First Point. Camp Floyd State Park Museum 69 w MAIN STREET Fairfield, UT 84013 801-533-5127 Flight Park is known worldwide as one of the best training sites for both paragliding and hang gliding. Each year approximately 700 pilots enjoy consistent morning and evening winds. This serene island on the Great Salt Lake is home to one of the largest free-roaming bison herds in the nation. Other wildlife include pronghorn antelope, deer, and a wide variety of birds. Discover spectacular sunsets and breathtaking views of the lake with 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. A visitor center and gift shop offer great educational resources and that perfect souvenir. Explore Fielding Garr Ranch, the site of the longest continually inhabited home in Utah. Antelope Island is a certified International Dark Sky Park. Causeway fee not included with the Utah State Park pass. 3. 12. Flight Park State Recreation Area 121100 N East Frontage Road Draper, UT 84020 Soldier Hollow Venue at 435-654-2002 Wasatch Mountain State Park Golf 435-654-7442 2002 Olympic Drive Midway, UT 84049 Discover Soldier Hollow at the southern end of Wasatch Mountain State Park. Hike, bike, ski, or snowshoe the 33-kilometer 2002 Olympic Winter Games course year-round. Go tubing on the West’s longest lift-served tubing hill. Biathlon activities, races, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. 45. Willard Bay State Park 900 W 650 N #A Willard, UT 84340 435-734-9494 Enjoy swimming from sandy beaches, fishing, boating on 10,000 surface acres of water, and birding along campground trails. Spend the day or stay a weekend at North or South marinas. Both offer launch ramps, campgrounds, and picnic areas. During winter months, Willard Bay is home to nesting eagles and hosts an annual Christmas holiday light show. 46. Yuba State Park 1225 S Yuba Dam Road Levan, UT 84639 Sandy beaches, off-highway vehicle riding, ziplining, boating, a park store with food and rentals, and warm waters lure visitors to Yuba State Park. The reservoir is one of the largest in the state. Developed camping, cabins, and primitive camping are available in campgrounds and designated beach areas. Anglers can fish for the biggest northern pike in the state; including walleye, yellow perch, bass, and channel catfish. 435-758-2611

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