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East Canyon State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring a 608-acre (246 ha) reservoir. The park is located northeast of Salt Lake City in Morgan County, Utah.
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East Canyon SP https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/east-canyon/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Canyon_State_Park East Canyon State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring a 608-acre (246 ha) reservoir. The park is located northeast of Salt Lake City in Morgan County, Utah.
Your park fees provide for the care, protection and enhancement of this park. Park Location: The park is located 35 miles northeast From Morgan. it is 12 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. on Highway 66. Operating Hours: The park is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. year-round. No holiday closures. Address Inquiries To: East Canyon State Park 5535 South Highway 66 Morgan. UT 84050-9694 (801) 829-6866 or Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City. UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220. (877) UT-PARKS stateparks.utah.gov For Reservations Cali: (800) 322-3770 Utah State Parks Mission: To enhance the quality of life by preserving natural. cultural enjoyment. and recreational education resources and inspiration and providing for the of this and future generations. 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. The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age. national origin or disability. For information or complaints regarding discrimination, contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources. P.O.Box 145610. Salt Lake City. UT 841145610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 1801 L Street. NW. Washington OC 20507-001 o Printed on recycled paper 05/09 30M STATE PARK z isitors enjoy a variety of sports on the 684-acre East Canyon Reservoir. Recreational V z ce 1&1 ming, and fishing for trout, small mouth bass, crappie and crawfish are only a few possibilities. Day-use camping and ice fishing. East Canyon State Park also manages Mormon Flats. This area offers a four-mile trail perfect for hiking, biking u = boating, swim- shelters for picnicking are located at both the north and south ends of the lake. Winter activities include ~ ••• Things to Do and wildlife viewing or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing during winter. View remnants of Fort Wells, a stronghold built by the Mormons to protect themselves against Johnston's Army in 1857. E ast Canyon State Park is a hidden treasure in Morgan County. Nestled among rolling hills and aspen trees, East Canyon is a perfect destination located close to the Wasatch Front. C Boat Ramp History of East Canyon ~ Campground l£il Restrooms , Ii E ast Canyon State Park protects an amazing piece of Utah history, a section of the original Mormon Pioneer Trail. Created by the Donner/Reed party on their way to California in 1846, the trail runs from Henefer, Utah through the park, into Mormon Flats and up Big Mountain. In 1847, Brigham Young followed the same trail with the first company of Mormon pioneer settlers to Plants and Animals t an elevation of 5,700 feet, East Canyon A State Park is part of the Upper Sonoran Life Zone. Vegetation surrounding the reservoir The park provides a home for a variety of wildlife. Mule deer are the most common, but elk and consists of sage grass, shrubs, willow, red clover, moose also frequent the area. Bobcats, coyotes, red fox, badgers, porcupines, rabbits and beavers In 1896 the first dam at East Canyon was constructed, with two more dams garrison meadow foxtail and canary grass. are also sighted frequently. Many species of birds built over the next 50 years. The current Mountain slopes are covered predominantly with sagebrush, juniper and scrub oak. This is inter- the Salt Lake Valley. dam holds 52,000 acre-feet of water used for irrigation. East Canyon State Park was established in 1967. are routinely spotted and include: great horned mixed with blue bunch wheat grass, basin wild rye, rabbit brush and mountain snowberry. owls, grebes, mud swallows, bald and golden eagles, osprey, sage grouse, chukars and loons. Yurts or those who enjoy camping, but don't have a tent or RV,East Canyon features four yurts. These iarge circular tents are made of vinyl-iined canvas sitting atop a wooden floor and deck. All yurts have electricity, heat and are fully furnished to sleep up to six people. Firepits are not inciuded. Children under sixteen must be supervised by an adult. Yurts are available year-round, by reservation only, and a two-night minimum stay is required. F Camping amping is offered in the popular Dixie Creek Campground. Located on the north end of the reservoir, the campground offers 33 sites with either full or partial hookups and modern restrooms with showers. On the south end, primitive Big Rock Campground has 21 sheltered sites and is a favorite location for those seeking a more rustic experience. C Larger groups can enjoy the park's three primitive group sites at River's Edge, located on the south end of the iake, and Large Spring and Mormon Flats located four miles south of the reservoir. Group sites accommodate 50 to 75 people and are 'y"il"hlp. t;>vreservation only. Facilities P ark facilities inclu
Mormon Flat and Large Spring Explore the beauty and history of East Canyon from Mormon Flat or Large Spring campgrounds. Located along the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, these group areas are peaceful base camps for your discovery of routes traveled by Mormon pioneers and the ill-fated Donner-Reed party. Beginning in Henefer, Mormon Pioneer Trail travels through Morgan County, passing below East Canyon Reservoir to Emigration Canyon. Walk in pioneer footprints along four miles of preserved historic trail. From Mormon Flat Campground, the trail climbs four miles to the top of Big Mountain located on Highway 65. To access the Mormon Flat Corridor. travel along State Road Highway 65 and turn onto Jeremy Ranch Road at mile marker 14. Follow the road three miles to Large Spring and Mormon Flat campgrounds. which are located on the west side of the road. Though Jeremy Ranch Road is a compacted dirt road accessible during winter. it is not recommended for two-wheel drive vehicles. Mormon Flat and Large Spring campgrounds are avaiiable by reservation only. Water is not available on site. Vault restrooms are open April through November. For reservations. call 800-322-3770 or 801-829-6866 during the off-season.
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