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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

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...
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  • 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.
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Description

    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.

    Geography:

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

    Recreation:

    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

    Facilities:

    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.

    Season Dates
    Yurts and Cabins are open year round, Campsite reservations available May1st-October 15th. Walk in camping avaiable year-round for self contained camp units. Check current conditions before leaving home.

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Thu May 01 2014 Wed Oct 01 2014
    Peak Fri May 01 2015 Thu Oct 01 2015
    Services and 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
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies
    Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
      Cancellations are accepted online 24 hours a day, seven days a week or by calling the Reservation Call Center Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)

      Individual site cancellations made four days or more in advance of your scheduled arrival incur an $8 cancellation fee in addition to the $8 reservation fee. Cancellations made less than four days in advance forfeit one night's fee in addition to the cancellation and reservation fees.

      Group area cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of your scheduled arrival incur an $8 cancellation fee in addition to the $10.25 reservation fee. Cancellations made less than 14 days in advance forfeit one night's fee in addition to the cancellation and reservation fees.

      Changes to an existing reservation can only be made by contacting the Reservation Call Center. Changes can be made up to two days prior to your scheduled arrival date and incur a $5 change fee per site.

    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 01 2014 -
    Oct 01 2014
    YURT $60.00
    STANDARD $24.00-$56.00
    PRIMITIVE $15.00-$24.00
    GROUP STANDARD $50.00-$200.00
    GROUP DAY USE $100.00-$150.00
    DAY USE AREA $20.00
    CABIN $60.00
    Peak Season
    May 01 2015 -
    Oct 01 2015
    YURT $60.00
    STANDARD $24.00-$56.00
    PRIMITIVE $15.00-$24.00
    GROUP STANDARD $50.00-$200.00
    GROUP DAY USE $100.00-$150.00
    DAY USE AREA $20.00
    CABIN $60.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    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.
    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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