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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.

Steinaker State Park, UT

Status: Open through Sat Apr 30 2016
Max reservation window: Sat Nov 28 2015


Sandy beaches, swimming, boating and waterskiing top the list of activities at Steinaker. Anglers enjoy fishing year-round for rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Located in the heart of Dinosaurland, the park is seven miles north of Vernal, just off Utah Highway 191 in northeastern Utah. Off-highway vehicle riding areas are nearby.


In addition to its obvious attractions for water recreation, Steinaker State Park is located in a region well known to geologists, historians and collectors of artifacts. Fossilized relics once found in ancient seas such as oysters, clams, and other shellfish are found here. Steinaker's convenient location makes it a popular base for exploring the many attractions of Dinorsaurland in northeast Utah or the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area to the north.


The groundbreaking ceremony for Steinaker Dam was held in 1961. The man for whom the lake and park are named, John Steinaker, attended that ceremony. He was a member of the pioneer ranching family of the region and was 81 at the time of the ceremony. The park was opened to the public in 1964.


31 Campsites offer many opportunities for RV and Tent campers.

Nearby Attractions:

Red Fleet State Park. Dinosaur National Monument, Starvation State Park,

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ada Restrooms
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Scenic Views
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Sports Activities
  • Swimming
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
  • Fees for damage to the cabin or yurt are the responsibility of the person or persons named on this reservation. Actual costs associated with repairing any damage or excessive cleaning will be charged to the person named on this reservation
  • Gates close at 10 p.m. No admittance after that time.
  • Firewood is available for sale at the park.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.51417, -109.54139
40°30'51"N, 109°32'29"W

Take Interstate 80 east to US 40 to Heber City. Travel through Heber on this road through Duchesne and Roosevelt and into Vernal. From Vernal, travel on US 40 (Main Street), to Vernal Avenue (Hwy 191), turn left and follow seven miles to the park.to the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Steinaker State Park
VERNAL  UT  84078-7800

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)789-4432
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