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Rockport State Park

Rockport Reservoir

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • Early morning view looking south at Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • Wetlands on the south side of Rockport Reservoir.- Rockport State Park
  • Informational signage at the Lakeview Trailhead, Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • Rockport Reservoir, Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • Boat ramp at Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • View south of the Marina at Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • Picnic shelter at Highland Day Use Area, Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • Picnic shelters at Highland Day Use Area, Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • Weber River on the south side of Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • View of Wanship Dam at Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • Picnic shelter at Riverside/Old Church Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • The Old Church (built in 1892) at Riverside/Old Church Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • Typical campsite at Cottonwood Campground, Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • Hawthorne Group Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) on the southern end of Rockport Reservoir.- Rockport State Park
  • Picnic shelters at Pinery Campground and Day Use Area.- Rockport State Park
  • One of three campsites at Pinery Campground and Day Use Area.- Rockport State Park
  • View of Crandall Campground and Rockport Reservoir, Rockport State Park.- Rockport State Park
  • Twin Coves Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • Typical campsite at Twin Coves Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • Restroom and shower facilities at Juniper Point Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • View of Rockport Reservoir from Juniper Point Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • View of Rockport Reservoir from Juniper Point Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • Rockport Reservoir's beach at Cedar Point Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • One of eight walk-in campsites at Cedar Point Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • Lariat Loop Group Campground.- Rockport State Park
  • Picnic shelter and grills at Lariat Loop Group Campground.- Rockport State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Eight campgrounds. Public boat access. Bird watching at the reservoir's southern end.
Cons: 
Sun exposure. Beaches are gravely.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Rockport Reservoir and its state park make a pleasant weekend or afternoon getaway on the east side of the Wasatch Mountains. The headwaters of the Weber River, captured behind Wanship Dam, make a crisp lake in otherwise arid juniper-grassland foothills. Rockport offers some opportunities for hiking, but it is most popular with boaters for motoring or paddling on the lake. Swimming, fishing, and picnicking are the other staple activities. Day trips, overnight trips, and extended stays are all popular, with plenty of overnight-only campground areas as well as lakeside day use areas.

As a water attraction, Rockport is by far most popular in the summer. Campgrounds are closed in winter, but the park remains open, offering ice fishing and access to snowshoe and cross-country ski trails.

The park has its own marina with a slew of amenities and activities. In addition to day use boat ramps, there are cabins and yurts available year round for overnight stays, boat rentals, kayak and paddleboard rentals, and a pro shop. Summertime entertainment includes free family-friendly concerts, bonfires, and fireworks displays.

There is plenty of camping available for tents and RVs from May through October, but campgrounds can fill up. Reservations can be made through Reserve America.

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