Huntington State Park
The Cinnamon colored buttes peppered by the evergreen colors of Juniper and pinyon trees above Huntington State Park make for a beautiful setting. This reservoir and park are located just outside the town of Huntington, UT and sit between the mountains of the Wasatch Plateau and the desert of the San Rafael Swell. Conveniently located only a couple of hours drive from Green River and Salt Lake City the park makes a great base for watersports, fishing, quiet camping, and exploring the surrounding area.
The park and reservoir were established in 1966 by the Bureau of Reclamation and were named after three brothers who were early explorers of the Emery County area during the mid-19th century. William Huntington was a scout, Oliver Huntington was a recorder for the Elk Mountain Moab Mission, and
What Makes It Great
As morning sun lights up the shale stone cliffs at the mouth of Huntington Canyon, start your day beneath cottonwoods in the park’s grass-covered campground. Modern facilities with covered tables, barbeque grills, restrooms, and hot showers are available. Both RV’s and tents are welcome. There are no hookups, but they do have a sewage dumping station.
After your morning session on the lake, pack a lunch and drive east into the San Rafael Swell for an afternoon of exploring the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. Approximately 20 miles from the Huntington State Park you can tour the museum containing dinosaur skeleton replicas, observe the exposed bones of Dinosaur in the Butler Buildings and take the self-guided Rock Walk, Raptor Trail, and the Rim Trail.
Once you have returned to camp at Huntington State Park and have had dinner, enjoy a leisurely walk with your family along the Outback Nature Trail. It’s a relaxing 2.7-mile gravel path that takes you around the reservoir and offers front row viewing of waterfowl and other migratory birds. The trail begins at the south edge of the campground, walks the earthen dam before reaching the western shores where stands of cottonwood trees frame the campground.
Return to camp as the sun dips below the horizon and cast another fishing line into the pristine waters or simply choose to lounge on the beach listening to the song of birds and watch the fading light paint the surface of the water.
What You’ll Remember
Relaxing. This place is set up for your enjoyment. Leisurely hikes, a beach, grassy campgrounds with warm water, and the opportunity to fish morning, noon, and night. Huntington Park is ideal for anyone looking for a few days retreat or a quiet, afternoon picnic on the shore.
GPS Coordinates, Parking, and Regulations
GPS Coordinates: 39.3389° N, -110.9475° W
The park is open from 6am-10pm during the summer and from 8am-5pm during the winter.
There is a day use fee of $7 or $3 for Utah seniors.
Visit the park's official website for reservations or call the park for more information: 435-687-2491
Huntington State Park
1343 Mohrland Rd
Huntington, UT 84528