Yuba State Park

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The sandy shores and pleasant waters of Yuba Reservoir beckon anglers, swimmers and kayakers alike. Yuba State Park is a serene, undeveloped piece of Utah’s landscape set beneath high sagebrush hills. Its convenient location (just off I-15) makes it a great weekend destination for city dwellers, or a refreshing itinerary addition to any Central Utah adventure.

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Choose from varying levels of camping experience, whether you boat in to a primitive camping spot on the shoreline or drive an RV into a site with hook-ups and warm showers. Reservations are highly recommended (all Utah State Park online reservations systems are open four months out). Ice, firewood and paddleboard and life jacket rentals are available at the Oasis Campground entrance booth. 

Fishing and Ice Fishing

Excellent trout, walleye, catfish, pike and perch fishing lure anglers to Yuba State Park year-round. Fish from the shore or by boat during the spring, summer and fall — or from the ice during the winter. A valid Utah Fishing License is required either way. Visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website for information about purchasing a license. 

Water Sports

Both non-motorized and motorized watercraft 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 ziplines, the first to ever be built inside a state park. Riders must meet certain age and weight requirements.

OHV, ATV and Dirt Biking 

A one-day ride system loops Yuba Reservoir for easy, intermediate and expert OHV, ATV and dirt biking action. Although the park is open year-round, trail access is limited in winter by snow, so check current conditions before you hitch the trailer. Trails offer reservoir overlooks, wildlife spotting (rabbits, coyotes, deer, eagles and hawks) and pictograph sightings.

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.

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Getting Here

Interstate 15 provides easy access to Yuba State Park — 115 miles south of Salt Lake City, in between the Nephi and Scipio freeway exits.

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.


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.


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

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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.

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Fees and Reservations

A day-use entry fee is required, purchased in-person or online. The Annual Utah State Park Pass is accepted for park entry. Advance camping reservations are always recommended.

Current Conditions

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). Check the weather daily and be prepared for sudden changes throughout the day.

Are Pets Allowed?

Pets are allowed in most Utah State Parks, but should be on a maximum six-foot leash. Only service animals are admitted in park buildings. For safety and courtesy, please keep your pets under control and dispose of waste properly.

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