Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park


Description. Despite its name, Snow Canyon State Park rarely sees the snow, for which Utah is so famous (The park was named for Mormon Prophet Lorenzo Snow). White and red Navajo sandstone, black lava rock, and sand dunes create an incredible landscape for photography, hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Southern Utah’s moderate climate makes Snow Canyon a prime destination during early spring, fall, and even winter. The colorful canyon is popular with hikers and rock climbers willing to try their skills on the towering sandstone walls.

This strikingly colorful Snow Canyon State Park is 11 miles northwest of St. George. Facilities include a 35-unit campground, modern rest rooms, hot showers, electric hookups, sewage disposal station, a covered group-use pavilion and overflow campground.

Info

Park Information

Acres – 5,738
Elevation 3,200 ft.
Park Open – All Year
Reservations Accepted – All Year
Stay Limit – 14 days
Total Units – 35
RV Trailer Sites – 17
Maximum RV Length – 35 ft.
Tent Sites – 34
Utility Hookups – 14
Group Camping
Camping Fee – $12 & $14
Day-use Fee – $4
The park also includes picnicking, a group pavilion, drinking water, modern rest rooms, vault toilets, showers and waste disposal.

Some of the activities include hiking, biking and watchable wildlife.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Camping Reservations. Reservations may be made by calling Utah State Parks and Recreation, 322-3770 in the Salt Lake City calling area or toll-free 1-800-322-3770, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual campsite reservations may be made from three days to 16 weeks in advance of departure date. A $6 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged for each site reserved. A $10 nonrefundable fee is charged for group sites and building rentals. An additional reservation fee will be charged for any changes to existing reservations. Visa, MasterCard and personal checks are accepted. A $5 fee is charged for an extra vehicle and is collected at the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $40 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Snow Canyon State Park. The permit is valid for the current calendar year. The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Snow Canyon State Park
P.O. Box 140
Santa Clara, Utah 84765-0140
(435) 628-2255

Photo Gallery

Anasazi Indian

Anasazi Indian


This ancient Indian village in the heart of Utah’s canyon country was one of the largest Anasazi communities west of the Colorado River. The site is believed to have been occupied from A.D. 1050 to 1200. The village remains largely unexcavated, but many artifacts have been uncovered and are on display in the newly remodeled museum.

Anasazi State Park is in the picturesque town of Boulder on State Route 12. Group and individual picnic areas are available. There is no camping.

Info

Park Information

  •   Acres – 6
  •   Elevation – 6700 ft
  •   Park Open – Year round
  •   No Camping
  •   Day-use Fee – $5
  •   Visitor Center – Hours vary
  •   Picnicking
  •   Drinking Water
  •   Modern Rest Rooms
  •   Fees – call 800-322-3770

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $50 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Anasazi State Park.  The permit is valid for the current calendar year.  The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Anasazi State Park
P.O. Box 1429
Boulder, Utah 84716-1429
(435) 335-7308

Yuba Lake State Park

Yuba Lake State Park


Warm water and sandy beaches lure visitors to Yuba from April through November for boating, swimming, waterskiing, picnicking and year-round fishing. Fishing is for walleye and yellow perch. The area is open to waterfowl hunting during the designated season. Yuba State Park is 30 miles south of Nephi, just off Interstate 15. Facilities include a 27-unit campground, modern rest rooms, hot showers, drinking water, sewage disposal station, group-use pavilion and boat launching ramp. An additional boat launching ramp and primitive campground are located on the east side of the reservoir at Painted Rocks, 15 miles south of Levan just off Highway 28.

Info

Park Information. The park has a total of 628 acres and an elevation of 5,500 ft. The park is open all year and has a stay limit of 14 days.

*Camping is also available at North, West and East beaches for $7 per night.

Some of the activities include boating, fishing and swimming with off-highway vehicle trails nearby.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Camping Reservations. Reservations may be made by calling Utah State Parks and Recreation, 322-3770 in the Salt Lake City calling area or toll-free 1-800-322-3770, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual campsite reservations may be made from three days to 16 weeks in advance of departure date. A $6 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged for each site reserved. A $10 nonrefundable fee is charged for group sites and building rentals. An additional reservation fee will be charged for any changes to existing reservations. Visa, MasterCard and personal checks are accepted. A $5 fee is charged for an extra vehicle and is collected at the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $40 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Yuba State Park. The permit is valid for the current calendar year. The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Yuba State Park
P.O. Box 159
Levan, Utah 84639-0159
(435) 758-2611

Photo by Ken Lund

Willard Bay State Park

Willard Bay State Park


Willard Bay rests atop the Great Salt Lake floodplain in northern Utah. It’s 9,900 acres of fresh water provide boating, water skiing and year-round fishing for crappie, walleye, wiper and catfish. Camping also is popular at the park. Two state-owned facilities are available to recreationists.

The north marina is 15 miles north of Ogden, just off Interstate 15. The park has 62 campsites, modern rest rooms, hot showers, sewage disposal station, seasonal/transient boat slip rentals and sandy beaches.

The south marina is eight miles north of Ogden. It is open April through October and provides 30 campsites with modern rest rooms.

Info

Park Information. The park has a total of 2,673 acres with an elevation of 4,200 ft. There is a stay limit of 14 days.

The park also includes picnicking, drinking water, modern rest rooms, vault toilets, and showers. Utility hookups are not available.

Some of the activities include boating, fishing, swimming, camping and watchable wildlife.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Camping Reservations. Reservations may be made by calling Utah State Parks and Recreation, 322-3770 in the Salt Lake City calling area or toll-free 1-800-322-3770, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual campsite reservations may be made from three days to 16 weeks in advance of departure date. A $6 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged for each site reserved. A $10 non-refundable fee is charged for group sites and building rentals. An additional reservation fee will be charged for any changes to existing reservations. Visa, MasterCard and personal checks are accepted. A $5 fee is charged for an extra vehicle and is collected at the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $50 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Willard Bay State Park. The permit is valid for the current calendar year. The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Willard Bay State Park
900 West 650 North #A
Willard, Utah 84340-9999
(435) 734-9494

Photo by JF Hobbs

Wasatch Mountain State Park

Wasatch State Park


Resting in the evening shadow of the Wasatch Mountains is the summer and winter wonderland – Wasatch Mountain State Park. A 36 hole golf course, camping, picnicking, hiking and horseback riding await visitors during spring, summer, and fall. Winter season activities include snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The park is just minutes away from the quaint resort town of Park City. Wasatch Mountain State Park, in beautiful Heber Valley, is Utah’s most developed state park. The park includes 139 camping and picnicking areas, two group use pavilions, modern restrooms, hot showers and utility hookups. Wasatch Mountain State Park is located two miles northwest of Midway and 22 miles from Park City.

Info

Park Information. The park has a total of 21,592 acres and an elevation of 6,000 ft. There are 57 total tent sites, 139 total RV trailer sites, with a maximum RV length of 35 ft. The stay limit at the park is 14 days.

Park facilities include 139 camping/picnicking areas, two group-use pavilions, modern rest rooms, drinking water, concession service, hot showers and utility hookups. The chalet, a ranch-style building complete with kitchen facilities, is available for summer and winter group outings. Little Deer Creek campground is an excellent area for summer group parties and reunions. Camping is closed during winter months. Day use fee is $4.

Cottonwood
Oak Hollow
Mahogany
Little Deer Creek
Park Open
April-Oct
April-Oct
April-Oct
May-Sept
Reservations
4/15-10/15
4/15-10/15
4/15-10/15
5/20-9/30
Some of the nearby activities include boating, fishing, swimming, hiking/biking trails, off-highway trails, golfing, watchable wildlife and winter activities.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Camping Reservations. Reservations may be made by calling Utah State Parks and Recreation, 322-3770 in the Salt Lake City calling area or toll-free 1-800-322-3770, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A $6 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged for each site reserved. A $10 nonrefundable fee is charged for group sites and building rentals. An additional reservation fee will be charged for any changes to existing reservations. Visa, MasterCard and personal checks are accepted. A $5 fee is charged for an extra vehicle and is collected at the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $40 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Wasatch Mountain State Park. The permit is valid for the current calendar year. The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Wasatch Mountain State Park
P.O. Box 10
Midway, Utah 84049-0010
(435) 654-1791
Golf: (435) 654-0532
Salt Lake line for Golf: (801) 266-0268

Veterans Memorial State Park

Veterans Memorial State Park


This 30-acre Veterans Memorial cemetery and memorial is located on State Route 68, south of Bluffdale, Utah. Facilities include a cemetery, chapel, wall of honor, museum featuring military memorabilia and administrative building.

Info

Park Information

Acres – 30
Elevation – 4,500 ft.
Park Open – All Year
Day-use Only
Visitor Center/Museum – Hours Vary
Drinking Water
Modern Rest Rooms
Fees – call 800-322-3770
For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Veterans Memorial State Park
17111 Camp Williams Road
P.O. Box 446
Riverton, Utah 84065-0446
(801) 254-9036

Photo by Mike Mozart

Utah Lake

Utah Lake State Park


At Utah Lake you can fish year-round for channel catfish, walleye, white bass, black bass and several different species of panfish in Utah’s largest fresh water lake. The state park provides major access to the 96,600-acre lake for powerboating, sailboating, canoeing or kayaking.

Utah Lake State Park is five miles west of Provo just off Interstate 15. Facilities include four boat launching ramps, sheltered 30-acre marina, 78 seasonal/transient boat slips, modern rest rooms, showers, 71 campsites, a fishing area for the disabled, and sewage disposal and fish cleaning stations.

Info

Park Information

Acres – 308
Elevation – 4,500 ft.
Park Open – All Year
Reservations Accepted – 4/15-10/15
Stay Limit – 14 Days
Total Units – 73
RV Trailer Sites – 73
Maximum RV Length – 40 ft.
Tent Sites
Group Camping
Fees – call 800-322-3770
The park also includes a visitor center/museum, picnicking, drinking water, modern rest rooms, showers and waste disposal.

Some of the activities include boating, fishing, swimming and ice skating.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Camping Reservations. Reservations may be made by calling Utah State Parks and Recreation, 322-3770 in the Salt Lake City calling area or toll-free 1-800-322-3770, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual campsite reservations may be made from three days to 16 weeks in advance of departure date. A $7 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged for each site reserved. A $10.25 non-refundable fee is charged for group sites and building rentals. An additional reservation fee will be charged for any changes to existing reservations. Visa, MasterCard and personal checks are accepted. A $5 fee is charged for an extra vehicle and is collected at the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $70 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Utah Lake State Park. The permit is valid for the current calendar year.

Utah Lake State Park
4400 West Center Street
Provo, Utah 84601-9715
(801) 375-0731

Utah Field House State Park

Utah Field House State Park


Step back in time as you walk through the dinosaur garden. Look up to a full-size replica of a 20-foot tall Tyrannosaurus with six-inch knife-like teeth or look down on a ferocious four-foot meat-eating Coelophysis. Seventeen life-size prehistoric animal replicas line the garden paths. Ancient fossil skeletal reproductions, archaeological and geological exhibits, fluorescent minerals and other natural history aspects of the Uinta Mountains and Uinta Basin are featured in the Utah Field House of Natural History museum.

The museum and dinosaur garden are in the heart of Dinosaurland in Vernal. A picnic area is located behind the museum. Camping is available at nearby Steinaker and Red Fleet state parks.

Info

Park Information. The park has 2 acres and an elevation of 5,300 ft. It is open all year during the day only. Day-use fee is $5.

The park also includes a visitor center/museum, picnicking, a group pavilion, drinking water and modern rest rooms.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $50 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Utah Field House of Natural History State Park. The permit is valid for the current calendar year. The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park
235 East Main Street
Vernal, Utah 84078-2605
(435) 789-3799

Photo by Mark Byzewski

This Is The Place State Park

This Is The Place State Park


Heritage Village is a living history site within the 450-acre This Is The Place Heritage Park. In more than 40 original and replica homes and businesses you will find villagers who demonstrate crafts, trades and home-making skills typical of 19th Century Utah.

In many of homes and businesses you will also find hands-on crafts for children to do and make, as well as pioneer chores, school lessons and farm animals to see and pet. Do not forget the pony rides! Kids and adults alike can ride the train or horse-drawn wagons.

As part of the Heritage Village experience, everyone also gets an educational glimpse into the daily life of the pioneers who settled the West.

Info

Admission is: $8/adults, $6/children (3-11) and seniors (55+).
Hours: Monday thru Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
limited programming Sundays, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

In addition to our daily programming, we offer:

Hand-cart Day Treks to youth/young adult groups, and a Pioneer Courting & Etiquette experience;
School Tours for elementary and junior high school students that conforms with the State Board of Education history curriculum;
Dinner Theater on selected nights, featuring a musical comedy “Utah, Welcome Home”;
Monday Night Concert series. A limited portion of the village is open to the public 5p.m.- 8p.m. Concerts begin at 6:00p.m.
Building Rentals for weddings, business meetings and other occasions;
Dining at the Monument Café or the Huntsman grill
Heritage Village is not just a place to see, it is an experience you will always remember. Join us for fun and learning where a whole lot of yesterdays happen every single day!

More information is available at (801)582-1847 or www.thisistheplace.org. The park is located at 2601 East Sunnyside Ave (800 South), Salt Lake City.

For more information address inquiries to:

Old Deseret Village
This Is The Place Heritage Park
2601 Sunnyside Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108-1453
801 582-1847

Photo by Ken Lund

Territorial Statehouse State Park

Territorial Statehouse State Park


Utah’s oldest existing governmental building is the Territorial Statehouse in Fillmore. In anticipation of Utah’s statehood, Brigham Young directed construction of the building as the state’s capitol. Only the south wing was ever completed. The existing portion was finished in time for the December 1855 meeting of the territorial legislature, which was the only full session held in the old statehouse. In December 1858 the seat of government was returned to Salt Lake City.

The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers restored the Territorial Statehouse and reopened it as a museum in 1930. The old capitol building became Utah’s first state park in 1957 and today houses a pioneer collection from the time period of the Utah Territory, 1850 to 1896. There are additional historic buildings, a picnic area and an All-American Rose Selection rose garden adjacent to the museum.

Info

Park Information

Acres – 3
Elevation – 5,300 ft.
Park Open – All Year
Day-use Only
Fees – call 800-322-3770
Visitor Center/Museum – Hours Vary
The park also includes picnicking, a group pavilion, drinking water and modern rest rooms.

Some of the nearby activities include fishing, swimming, hiking/biking trails and off-highway vehicle trails.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $50 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Territorial Statehouse State Park. The permit is valid for the current calendar year. The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Territorial Statehouse State Park
PO Box 657
Fillmore, Utah 84631-0657
(435) 743-5316

Photo Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, UT-33