Otter Creek State Park, Utah

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Otter Creek State Park

Otter Creek State Park Utah surrounds the Otter Creek Reservoir and provides a tranquil area for enjoying outdoor water-based activities. Read More

  • Manmade Otter Creek Reservoir covers 3,120 acres
  • Located 4 miles northwest of Antimony on Hwy 22
  • Day-use permits $7
  • Campground has hot showers and modern restrooms for $20 per night
  • Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, camping, birdwatching and ATVing

Overview

The 3,120 acre Otter Creek Reservoir was created by damming the valley to catch water for farming and irrigation. The state park, at an elevation of 6,400 feet, now provides an excellent recreational area for swimming, boating, fishing, camping and relaxing with good amenitites in an unspoilt area of Utah.

Location and Information

Located 4 miles northwest of Antimony. Travel east from the junction with Hwy US89 on Hwy 62 for 11 miles. When Hwy 62 turns north, continue in an eastwards direction for ½ mile on Hwy 22.

Contact Otter Creek State Park at 435-624-3268 or Visit their website.

Hours:

  • Open year-round
  • Summer – 7am to 10pm
  • Winter – 9am to 5pm

Fees:

  • $7 day-use permit includes watercraft launches
  • $75 annual passes available at the park

Facilities

  • Visitor Center/Museum
  • Modern restrooms
  • Campground
  • Boat launching ramp
  • Docks

Boating

The reservoir has docks and a boat ramp. It is ideal for sailing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and waterskiing.

Fishing

The reservoir provides prime fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout and smallmouth bass.

Bird Watching

The area is ideal for birdwatching in spring and fall as many bird species rest at the reservoir on their journey along the Pacific Migratory Bird Flyway.

ATV Trails

3 ATV trails start from the state park, connecting with the 900-mile long Paiute ATV Trail System.

Camping

  • 60 sites on Main Campground and Beachfront Campground
  • RVs welcome up to 40 feet
  • Modern restrooms
  • Hot showers
  • Sewage disposable stations
  • $20 per night
  • Reservations: 1-801-322-3770

Fun Facts

The 40 foot dam was started in 1898 by local volunteers who had no previos dam-building experience. When it was completed state engineers declared it “one of the best and most secure in the country”.

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