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Utah Lake State Park

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • Park entrance.- Utah Lake State Park
  • The visitor center houses exhibits and meeting rooms.- Utah Lake State Park
  • One of several docks in the marina.- Utah Lake State Park
  • The Lake Mountains tower over the park.- Utah Lake State Park
  • Utah Lake is nearly 150 square miles.- Utah Lake State Park
  • Fishing from shore or boats is very popular.- Utah Lake State Park
  • The Provo River outlet at Utah Lake.- Utah Lake State Park
  • The day use area offers several picnic sites.- Utah Lake State Park
  • There is a playground for the kids.- Utah Lake State Park
  • Group picnic areas can be reserved.- Utah Lake State Park
  • Many recreational options are available at Utah Lake.- Utah Lake State Park
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Pros: 
Many activities. Very well maintained. Beautiful scenery.
Cons: 
Heavily oriented toward motorized boating.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall, Spring
Current Local Weather:
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Utah Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Utah at 148 square miles, and it offers the surrounding urban area marvelous recreational opportunities. Established as a park since the 1930s when the Civilian Conservation Corps built the marina at the request of local residents who wanted a way to fish the lake year around, Utah Lake State park today offers a myriad of activities.

There is a very nice campground for tenters or RVs, and there are four boat ramps in the sheltered marina in addition to the outside beach boat launch area. A general store with rental kayaks and SUPs is open in summer. The day use picnic area is a huge grassy area with shade trees and several concrete pads with picnic facilities for small or large groups. Playground structures, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball...there is so much to do for families. For a break from all the outdoor activities, the visitor center has exhibits about the history and natural history of the area.

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