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Anasazi State Park Museum

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/anasazi/

Explore this ancient village in the heart of utah's canyon country. one of the largest ancestral puebloan communities west of the colorado river, known as the coombs site, is believed to have been occupied from ad 1160 to 1235 and may have housed as many as 200 people.

Antelope Island State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island/

So close to the wasatch front, but a world away ~ visit antelope island state park, the largest island in the great salt lake. view a free-roaming herd of 500 bison, and pronghorn and bighorn sheep that share the rangelands. hike, mountain bike or horseback ride along backcountry trails for spectacular views of great salt lake and island scenery. check in at the visitor center for maps and information on the island's unique biology, geology and history.

Bear Lake State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/bear-lake/

Bear lake state park is nestled high in the rocky mountains on the utah-idaho border. the cool, caribbean-blue waters of bear lake are ideal for waterskiing, swimming, scuba diving, and sailing. anglers enjoy year-round fishing for cutthroat trout, mackinaw, cisco, and whitefish. the park also hosts many annual events, such as a mountain man rendezvous and bear lake raspberry days.

Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park Museum

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/camp-floyd/

Believing mormons were rebelling against the laws of the united states, president james buchanan dispatched 3,500 troops, nearly one-third of the entire u.s. army, to suppress the rumored rebellion in utah. no rebellion or war ever took place in utah. however, the army stayed to monitor the mormons, explore the western frontier, and provide safety for immigrants moving west to california, oregon, and washington.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/coral-pink/

Rippling arcs of rust-colored sand welcome you as you enter coral pink sand dunes state park. contrasted by blue skies, juniper and pinion pines, and steep red cliffs, the park is a wonderful place for camping, photography, off-highway vehicle riding, and playing in the sand. as the only major sand dune field on the colorado plateau, this park is a unique geologic feature that should not be missed.

Dead Horse Point State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse/

Stroll along the rim walk, towering 2,000 feet directly above the colorado river. the mesa that is dead horse point provides breathtaking views of the canyon country of southeastern utah and the pinnacles and buttes of canyonlands national park.

Deer Creek State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/deer-creek/

Deer creek state park lies in the southwest corner of beautiful heber valley and consistently provides some of utah's finest year-round fishing. anglers fish for rainbow trout, brown trout, perch, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, and walleye. beautiful deer creek reservoir is also extremely popular for boating, wind surfing, sunbathing, swimming, and sailboating.

East Canyon State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/east-canyon/

East canyon state park is a 680-acre boating and year-round fishing delight nestled in the mountains northeast of salt lake city. anglers fish for rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. although popular with water recreationists, east canyon is also an attraction for history buffs. nearby trails mark the steps of the donner party and the first mormon settlers.

Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/edge-of-the-cedars/

Visit edge of the cedars pueblo, a village inhabited by the ancestors of contemporary puebloan peoples from ad 825 to 1125, and climb down a ladder to enter the 1,000-year-old kiva. view the largest collection of ancestral puebloan (anasazi) pottery on display in the four corners area. enjoy programs for adults and children, including archaeology and art exhibitions, storytelling, craft workshops, and an annual indian art market held on the first saturday every may. park facilities include a short, paved interpretive trail around the ruin, landscaping with native plants and outdoor sculptures, and picnic area.

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/escalante/

Escalante petrified forest state park is located in beautiful southern utah, just 44 miles east of bryce canyon national park. hike along park nature trails through a petrified forest, camp along the shores of wide hollow reservoir, or rent a canoe and paddle on its clear waters. anglers fish for rainbow trout. at the visitor center, view displays of plant and marine fossils, petrified wood and fossilized dinosaur bones over 100 million years old.

Flight Park State Recreation Area

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/flight-park/

Utah state parks and recreation and the utah hang gliding and paragliding association (uhgpga) are partnering to preserve this unique recreation area that is an excellent site for teaching and gathering experience for flyers of all levels. it is known worldwide as one of the best training sites for both paragliding and hang gliding. flight park state recreation area is being jointly managed by utah state parks and recreation and the utah hang gliding and paragliding association. please visit the uhgpga website for more information about flying safety and requirements.

Fremont Indian State Park and Museum

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/fremont/

Discover artifacts, petroglyphs, and pictographs left behind by the fremont indians. during construction of interstate 70, the largest known fremont indian village was uncovered. this museum preserves treasures from the site, including pottery, baskets, and arrowheads. spend a day at the museum, and then camp at nearby castle rock campground.

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/frontier-homestead/

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. an iron industry exhibit features the only known remaining artifact from the original foundry - the town bell.

Goblin Valley State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/goblin-valley/

The vast landscape of sandstone goblins may have visitors wondering if they're on mars or in utah. the movie, galaxy quest, was filmed at goblin valley state park because of its unearthly scenery. scores of intricately eroded creatures greet visitors to goblin valley. hike among these rock formations and discover numerous haunting coves. adjacent to the park, off-highway vehicle enthusiasts will find hundreds of miles of dirt roads to explore.

Goosenecks State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/goosenecks/

Gaze at the results of 300 million years of time, where the san juan river winds its way through the desert 1,000 feet below. goosenecks state park offers spectacular views of this amazing and rare geologic formation, known as an entrenched meander. over a distance of one and a half miles, the san juan flows for more than six miles through the twists of the entrenched meander.

Great Salt Lake State Marina

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/salt-lake/

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.

Green River State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/green-river/

Rest under a canopy of cottonwood trees or accept the challenge of a nine-hole golf course on the banks of the green river. annual events include the 184-mile friendship cruise and melon days.

Gunlock State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/gunlock/

In scenic red rock country, lies gunlock reservoir where boating, water sports and quality fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish attract visitors.

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/historic-union/

The historic union pacific rail trail is a 28-mile non-motorized trail. one end of the trail begins in park city and follows interstate 80 through wanship and coalville to echo reservoir, the other end of the trail. activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, jogging, nordic skiing and wildlife watching. the rail trail is managed by the mountain trails foundation.

Huntington State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/huntington/

Cinnamon-colored buttes provide a backdrop for this quiet desert oasis. popular with locals, this warm-water reservoir is ideal for waterskiing, fishing, and crawdad catching. anglers fish for largemough bass, trout, bluegill, and catfish. huntington is a great weekend destination or a perfect picnic spot.

Hyrum State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/hyrum/

Tucked away in cache county, hyrum state park offers many recreation opportunities including fishing, boating, and camping. 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.

Jordanelle State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/jordanelle/

Jordanelle state park is located in a picturesque mountain setting near heber city. the park offers an array of recreation opportunities near the wasatch front. camping, boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking are some of the activities to do at this very popular park. anglers fish for trout, bass, and perch. the park offers two recreation areas, hailstone and rock cliff. Hailstone is a large developed campground and day-use area on the west side of the reservoir, and is a favorite location of boaters and rv campers. many of our campsites offer water and electric hook-ups.

Jordan River OHV Center

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/jordan-river/

Four separate tracks, with tabletops and banked turns, are open from approximately early april to approximately mid-october. off-highway motorcycle (ohm) riders will enjoy two motocross (mx) tracks. the novice and grand-prix tracks are open to both ohms and atvs.

Kodachrome Basin State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/kodachrome/

Sixty-seven monolithic stone spires called sedimentary pipes accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers revealing 180 million years of geologic time. the color and beauty found here prompted a 1948 national geographic society expedition to name the area kodachrome after the popular color film.

Millsite State Park

http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/millsite/

Camp in the quiet campground, and boat on the blue waters of millsite reservoir. anglers fish for rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. play 18 holes on a nearby golf course or bring off-highway vehicles and mountain bikes to enjoy miles of trails in nearby ferron canyon.
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