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Scofield State Park

Scofield State Park   |  Utah State Parks
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Scofield State Park is high in the La Sal Mountains near Helper, Utah. Once a bustling mining town, it’s now a quiet place for a tranquil getaway. The stunning 2,800-acre reservoir is ideal for boating, camping, hiking and year-round fishing. Whether you visit to cool down in the summer or want a peaceful winter base camp, Scofield is a spectacular mountain setting you don’t want to miss.

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A Weekend Well Spent at Scofield State Park

Written By Matcha

4 minute read

Enjoy some of the best trout fishing in Utah while spending a quiet weekend nestled in the spectacular Manti-La Sal Mountains at Scofield State Park. Sitting at 7,600 feet above sea level it a great spot to enjoy cooler temps in the summer with splashing around in the reservoir.

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Scofield State Park Weather

At 7,600 feet above sea level, Scofield State Park is Utah's highest-elevation state park, and temperatures are always cooler than down in the valley. Scofield is a great escape from intense heat in summer, but temperatures can quickly drop well below freezing in the winter, especially at night. Always be sure to check the weather. If you’re planning an ice fishing trip, make sure to prepare with the right gear. 

Average Daily High and Low Temperature:

June: 70/38 F (21/3 C)
July: 77/45 F (25/7 C)
August: 75/43 F (23/6 C)
September: 67/35 F (19/1 C)
October: 54/26 F (12/-3 C)
November: 39/16 F (4/-8 C)
December: 29/3 F (1/-16 C)

Before You Go

Things To Know

  • Scofield State Park is about 120 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Take the I-15 all the way down to the Price-Manti exit. Then go east on State Route 6, then turn right on S.R. 96. From there, it’s 10 miles to the park. You can also access the park from the town of Scofield from the South on S.R. 96.
  • A day-use entry fee is required, purchase in-person or online. The Annual Utah State Park Pass is accepted for park entry. Advance camping reservations are recommended.
  • With an elevation of 7,600 feet, it’s essential to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water, especially for guests who are new to high altitude. 
  • The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for day use and is fully available for camping from May-October. Most camping amenities are closed in the winter.
  • Scofield State Park campgrounds are pet-friendly. Keep your dogs leashed and clean up after them when exploring the park.

Responsible Travel Tips

Responsible travel helps keep our state parks in great shape for future guests. If you’re planning a visit to Scofield State Park, here are some simple tips: 

  • If you’re planning to fish, familiarize yourself with Utah wildlife and fishery regulations, limits and license requirements. 
  • Keep cars, trash, and other pollutants away from the reservoir to protect water quality and aquatic life. 
  • Plan and prepare to pack out all of your garbage.
  • For campfires, use the designated fire rings and extinguish fires completely. You should also familiarize yourself with fire safety practices
  • Whether driving a car or hiking, use designated routes and trails.
  • Only use existing campsites and do not try and set up camp off-site.
  • Respect local wildlife and plants at all times. Don’t pick flowers, collect rocks, make carvings in trees, etc.

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