Red Fleet

State Park - Utah

Red Fleet State Park features a 750-acre (300 ha) reservoir and a fossil trackway of dinosaur footprints. The park is located 10 miles (16 km) north of Vernal, Utah. It lies at an elevation of 5,500 feet (1,700 m) in northeastern Utah, immediately south of the Uinta Mountains. The climate is arid with hot summers and cold winters. Surrounded by red slick rock formations, the park got its name from three large Navajo sandstone outcrops that look like a fleet of ships as they jut up from the reservoir. Year-round park facilities include a sand beach, boat launching ramp, restrooms, 29 RV campsites, a picnic area, sewage disposal, and fish cleaning stations. Recently a dinosaur trackway dating back 200 million years was discovered in the area.

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Trails Map of Red Fleet Recreation Area in the BLM Vernal Field Office area in Utah. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Red Fleet - Trails Map

Trails Map of Red Fleet Recreation Area in the BLM Vernal Field Office area in Utah. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.Utah State Parks - Field Guide

Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.

Red Fleet SP https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/red-fleet/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Fleet_State_Park Red Fleet State Park features a 750-acre (300 ha) reservoir and a fossil trackway of dinosaur footprints. The park is located 10 miles (16 km) north of Vernal, Utah. It lies at an elevation of 5,500 feet (1,700 m) in northeastern Utah, immediately south of the Uinta Mountains. The climate is arid with hot summers and cold winters. Surrounded by red slick rock formations, the park got its name from three large Navajo sandstone outcrops that look like a fleet of ships as they jut up from the reservoir. Year-round park facilities include a sand beach, boat launching ramp, restrooms, 29 RV campsites, a picnic area, sewage disposal, and fish cleaning stations. Recently a dinosaur trackway dating back 200 million years was discovered in the area.
Park Guidelines Your park fees provide for the care, protection and enhancement of this park. Please observe the following park regulations to ensure everyone’s visit is pleasant. Operating Hours: Summer: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open year-round with no holiday closures. Camping – Camp only in designated areas. Each permit covers one vehicle and any attached recreational equipment. There is an extra fee for additional vehicles or camping equipment. Up to eight people are allowed in a campsite. Boat ramp and picnic areas are for day-use only. Fires – Campfires may be built in specified areas only and gathering firewood is prohibited. Fireworks – Fireworks or firecrackers are prohibited in state parks. Pets – Pets are allowed in state parks, but must be on a maximum six-foot leash. Service animals are the only animals admitted in park buildings. Pets are not permitted on developed beaches. For safety and courtesy, please keep pets under control and clean up after them. Off-highway vehicles – Contact park personnel for nearby riding opportunities. Red Fleet State Park Driving Directions: Located 12 miles north of Vernal on Highway 191. Address Inquiries To: Parking – Park only in designated parking areas. Plants and animals – All plants, animals, minerals and other natural features in state parks are protected. It is unlawful to remove, alter or destroy them. Speed limit – The speed limit within all park areas is 15 m.p.h. Wastewater – It is unlawful to dump or drain water from campers or trailers onto the ground or into lakes and streams. A sanitary disposal station is provided for registered campers. Red Fleet 4335 N Highway 191 Vernal, UT 84078 435-789-4432 or Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 801-538-7220 stateparks.utah.gov For Reservations Call: 801-322-3770 or toll-free 800-322-3770 Utah State Parks Mission: 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. generated BeQRious.com Scan the QR code below with youratmobile device to visit the park website. Quiet hours – 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Vandalism - It is unlawful to mutilate or deface any natural or constructed feature or structure. Please help keep our parks beautiful. Accidents – Please report accidents or suspicious activities to a ranger. Permits – A Special Use Permit is required for all special events and commercial or professional filming and photography. 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. Printed on recycled paper 03/13 20M Utah State Parks RED FLEET STATE PARK H ike to 200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, boat and fish on Red Fleet Reservoir, and camp or picnic in a campground overlooking a sandstone and desert landscape. Fish for largemouth bass, bluegill, rainbow and brown trout. Red Fleet is a destination in itself and a great location for discovery of Dinosaurland. The park name was inspired by three large sandstone outcrops jutting up from the water as if a fleet of ships. Comprised of two formations, the bow and deck of the “ships” are formed by the Chinle Formation, with the upper turrets composed of Nugget Sandstone. Red Fleet Dinosaur Tracks T wo hundred million years ago, this area looked like the Sahara Desert. Like the Sahara, the area had oases of shallow desert lakes called playas. Dinosaurs journeyed to the small playas among the dunes. We know this from the tracks they left behind in the wet sand. Hundreds of dinosaur tracks now lay exposed in the Nuggett Sandstone. A three-mile, round-trip trail leads to the dinosaur track site. The hike covers varied terrain and is strenuous with a lot of uphill and downhill segments. Best viewing of tracks is early morning or late afternoon. Tracks are difficult to see when the sun is directly overhead. Red Fleet Reservoir is one of Utah’s prime fisheries. Particularly noteworthy are rainbow and brown trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass. Campground Map Red Fleet State Park - Campground Red Fleet Reservoir Disturbing or removing rock from this area is prohibited. Please leave the dinosaur footprints for other visitors to enjoy. Report any vandalism to a park ranger. To reach the tracks, travel north one mile on Highway 191. Turn right at the sign and drive 2.3 miles to the trailhead. Take drinking water. Plants and Animals J uniper, sagebrush, native grasses, and cactus dominate the area. Red Fleet is also home to mammals such as rabbits, ground squirrels, bobcats, badgers, coyotes, and mule deer. Golden eagles can be seen sunning themselves on sandstone cliffs. Other birds include magpies, mountain bluebirds, pinion jays, hawks, vultures, owls, and an occasional osprey. Bald eagles visit the area duri
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