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*** Site Availability Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Otter Creek State Park, UT

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Fri Nov 28 2014
54 site(s) found

Description

Otter Creek State Park is a perfect destination for ATVers, boaters, and birders. The park is a quiet, out-of-the-way respite located in south central Utah.

Geography:

In the fall of 1897, construction began on one of the oldest dam projects in Utah, creating what is now Otter Creek Reservoir. Local Mormons in the area needed a source of irrigation water for farming in the area where they had chosen to live. Many of the farmers had experience with building irrigation canals, but knew nothing about constructing a dam. After applying for water rights, members of the Otter Creek Reservoir Company were denied the financial assistance they needed to take on the project.
Despite the lack of funds to build the dam, it was decided to go ahead and begin construction. Robert Dixon Young, who had no prior experience in dam construction, was appointed supervisor of the project. With the help of local volunteers and homemade equipment, construction began in 1897. A year later, financial assistance was finally approved and the proper equipment to complete the project was purchased.
Once the 40-foot-high dam was complete, state engineers described it to be "one of the best and more secure earth reservoir dams in the country." The original dam structure held up very well over many years, although some recent improvements have been made by the state.

Recreation:

Year-round fishing and boating on the 3,120-acre reservoir are the park's featured activities along with convenient access to three ATV trails, including the popular Paiute ATV Trail. During the spring and fall, many types of birds pass through Otter Creek on their journey along the Pacific Migratory Bird Flyway.

Facilities:

The campground is located on the eastern shore of the reservoir.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ada Restrooms
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit, Grill & Table
  • Firepit & Table
  • Fishing
  • Grill/Table
  • Hot Showers
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Motor Home/Trailers
  • Off Highway Vehicle Area
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnicing
  • Pit Toilet
  • Ranger Station
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Showers
  • Single Table
  • Small Tree
  • Sports Activities
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pad
Alerts and Important Information


  • Visitors must bring their own firewood.

  • New Group camping area available.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.16667, -112.01556
38°10'0"N, 112°0'56"W

Travel east 11 miles on State Route 62 from the junction of US 89 and State Route 62. Where State Route 62 turns north, continue east for one-half mile on State Route 22.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Otter Creek State Park
PO BOX 43
ANTIMONY  UT  84712-0043

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)624-3268
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