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Yuba State Park

Yuba State Park   |  Utah State Parks
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The sandy shores and pleasant waters of Yuba Reservoir beckon anglers, swimmers and kayakers alike. Set beneath high sagebrush hills, this state park is a serene, undeveloped piece of Utah’s landscape. Its central location makes it a great weekend destination for city dwellers, or a refreshing itinerary addition to any Southern Utah adventure.

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How To Get Here

The best way to access Yuba State Park is through the main entrance and Oasis Campground located off County Road, a few miles from exit 202 on Interstate 15. Temple Road, a six-mile gravel road, connects County Road to S.R. 28 along the north end of Yuba Reservoir (heading south from here on S.R. 28 brings you to the Painted Rocks Campground and boat launch). Visitors towing boats may opt to avoid the gravel road by crossing through Levan instead.

Yuba State Park Weather

Located between Utah's southern red deserts and northern mountain ranges, Yuba State Park experiences more temperate weather than the rest of the state. Expect warm waters all summer and temperatures in the upper 90s from June through September. The reservoir freezes over in winter and snowfall is common from November through April.

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Things To Do


Excellent trout, pike and perch fishing lures anglers to Yuba State Park year-round. Fish from shore, boat, or ice during the winter. A valid Utah Fishing License is required either way.

Water Sports

Both non-motorized and motorized watercrafts are allowed on Yuba Reservoir. Ride around on jet skis, enjoy a leisurely paddleboard or kayak, or cool off with a swim.

Zip Lining

See Yuba State Park from a bird’s eye view — an exciting new addition to Yuba State Park includes an 850 foot and 650 foot zipline, the first to ever be built inside a state park. Riders must meet certain age and weight requirements.


How to Take a Kayak & Camping Trip at Yuba State Park

Written By Matcha

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Pristine sandy beaches, warm water temperatures all summer long and serene mountain views make Yuba State Park an appealing destination for campers and kayakers in sunny Central Utah.

Watersports and Rafting, Camping and Backpacking

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Trip Planning & Logistics

  • Day-use entry fee required, purchase in-person or online. The Annual Utah State Park Pass is accepted for park entry.
  • Advance camping reservations are recommended.
  • Check current conditions on the Utah State Parks website to see if water levels near Painted Rocks are high enough for kayaking and boating (especially if you’re planning a trip after May).
  • Pets are allowed on leash at Yuba State Park.
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