Services & Amenities:
LOOK BEFORE YOU BOOK.. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO..: Visit http://stateparks.utah.gov/conditions to check for FIRE RESTRICTIONS or other important park information. Refunds are not given for changing park conditions such as changing water levels or fire bans.
*** Site Availablity Information ***: You can make individual site reservations through February 12th 2014 and Group areas through October 1st. 2014 . For information on when sites become available for booking please go to http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/reservations or call customer service at 801-322-3770 (toll free 800-322-3770) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.* The call center is closed all State and Federal holidays.
East Canyon State Park, UT
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Apr 09 2014
DescriptionEast 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.
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.
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:
Alerts and Important Information
Getting There: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.
Mailing Address:East Canyon State Park
5535 SOUTH HIGHWAY 66
MORGAN UT 84050-9694
Phone Number:Information: (801)829-6866
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.