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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.

East Canyon State Park, UT

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Fri Nov 06 2015


East Canyon and the surrounding area are rich in pioneer history. The Donner Party, also called the Donner-Reed group, was a group of farmers from Iowa and Illinois going west to find fertile land for their crops. On their way to California, they passed through East Canyon in 1846, the first wagon train to pass through this way. Many obstacles, including high brush and rocky obstacles, slowed them down a great deal. Not realizing the harsh conditions they would encounter while on their trek, only 47 of the original 87 reached their destination.


Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Utah, this reservoir is a popular get away for those seeking great water recreation close to the city.


Visitors to this park enjoy boating, paddling, fishing, ice fishing in winter, water skiing, swimming, water sports, X-country skiing.

Club Rec at East Canyon State Park provides boat and personal watercraft rentals for a day on the water. Club Rec /Boat / PWC Rentals (801) 829-4988 www.clubrec.com


Dixie Creek is a 33 site campground with full and partial RV hookups near the marina. Big Rock is located 4 miles from the main park, and while this area is primitive it offers seclusion from the busy main park activities.Relax in luxury of one of the 4 Yurts in the park or visit one of this parks two new cabin facilities to be completed spring of 2011.

Nearby Attractions:

The Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail automobile route follows Utah Highway 65. Information markers are located along the highway at East Canyon State Park and at the summit of Big Mountain. A 4.3-mile hiking portion of the trail begins at Mormon Flat and ends at the summit.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Comfort Station
  • Concessions
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Services
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnicing
  • Ranger Station
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Showers
  • Sports Activities
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife
Alerts and Important Information

  • Due to space limitations, only two vehicles are allowed per campsite. This policy is strictly enforced. Dixie Creek fees for the second vehicle are half the camping fee, per night, Big Rock primitive campsites charge the full nightly fee for each vehicle. These fees are collected at the park.
      CLUB REC is proud to be affiliated with East Canyon State Park. CLUB REC has a store and marina at East Canyon State Park and offers jetski, boat, canoe and kayak rentals. They also have a HUGE water playground that can be rented for family reunions, parties or anyone interested. The store offers food, camping supplies, ice, drinks, snacks and boating equipment. The store is open all day from Memorial Day to Labor Day or longer as the season permits. If you have questions or are interested in their fun options, check them out at www.clubrecnorth.com or give them a call at their main office at (801) 614-0500.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    40.90111, -111.58722
    40°54'4"N, 111°35'14"W

    From Salt Lake City: (THANKSGIVING -MOTHERS DAY THIS ROAD IS CLOSED.. USE THE OGDEN DIRECTIONS) Take Interstate 80 east for six miles, take the Emigration/East Canyon Exit, then 21 miles northeast on State Road 65, then a mile west on State Road 66 (north end of reservoir). Big Rock campground is located at mile marker 15 on State Road 65.

    From Ogden: Go 17 miles east on Interstate 84 to the Morgan Exit 103, then south on State Road 66, 14 miles southeast on State Road 66 (one mile past the dam) to the entrance.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    East Canyon State Park
    5535 SOUTH HIGHWAY 66
    MORGAN  UT  84050-9694

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (801)829-6866
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