Utah State Parks
Utah offers 44 State Parks. Within these parks you can enjoy activities such as camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, riding ATV's, horseback riding, riding snowmobiles, cross country skiing in the winter and much more.
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum was established by the Utah Legislature in 1985 to preserve Clear Creek Canyon's treasury of rock art and archaeological sites. In November 1983, during construction of Interstate 70 through Clear Creek Canyon, the largest known Fremont village was discovered. Read More!
Scores of intricately eroded creatures greet visitors to Goblin Valley. Hike among intricately eroded rock formations in haunting coves in this photographers' paradise. Adjacent to the park, off-highway vehicle enthusiasts will find hundreds of miles of dirt roads to explore. Goblin Valley State Park is in Emery County between Green River and Hanksville off State Route 24. Read More!
Four miles off Utah Highway 261 near Mexican Hat, you can look into a 1,000-foot-deep chasm carved through the Pennsylvanian Hermosa Formation by the silt-laden San Juan River. The river meanders back and forth, flowing for more than five miles while progressing only one linear mile toward the Colorado River and Lake Powell. The access road is paved. Read More!
Great Salt Lake State Marina offers spectacular views of sunsets over the Great Salt Lake, a search and rescue operations center, and provides marina access for sailors, sculling enthusiasts, other boaters, and bird watchers. A remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville, the Great Salt Lake covers more than 2,000 square miles and is two to seven times saltier than the ocean. The lake attracts more than 257 species of birds, depending on the season, and is a major stop for millions of migratory birds. Read More!
Green River State Park is an oasis on the bank of the Green River where tall cottonwood trees shade well-manicured lawns. The park is a favorite embarkation point for river trips through Labyrinth and Stillwater canyons and is a good base for seeing much of southeastern Utah. Read More!
In scenic red rock country, 15 miles northwest of sunny St. George lies the 240-acre Gunlock Reservoir where year-round boating, water sports and quality fishing for bass and catfish attract visitors. Facilities include boat launching ramp and pit privies. The name Gunlock is the same as the small farming community one mile to the north. William Haynes Hamblin (nicknamed Will or Bill), a Mormon pioneer born in Ohio, settled in the present area of the lake in 1857. Read More!
The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park is one of Utah's most unique state parks. It is nearly 30 miles long. The trail traverses areas rich in cultural history from the Wasatch Mountains near Park City, across wetland meadows in Silver Creek Canyon, through the towns of Wanship and Coalville and along the Weber River to Echo Reservoir. Whether biking, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing or walking, the park visitor enjoys the sights and sounds along the historic rail trail. Read More!
This beautifully landscaped state park is 237 acres of boating, swimming and fishing fun. The park is located just outside Huntington on State Route 10 at the base of the Wasatch Plateau. Facilities include 22 camping units, numerous picnic sites, modern rest rooms, showers, sewage disposal station, boat launching and a large covered group-use pavilion. Read More!
Hyrum State Park invites boating, year-round fishing, water-skiing, camping and swimming on a 450-acre lake in northern Utah. Surrounded by tall, shady trees, Hyrum provides an excellent place for an afternoon picnic, or spend the whole weekend trolling on the lake catching yellow perch, rainbow trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass. Read More!
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum tells the story of development in Iron County when in the 1850s, Brigham Young sent Mormon missionaries here to mine and process iron. Museum displays include horse-drawn vehicles used from 1850 to 1920 and a collection of pioneer artifacts. Read More!