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*** Site Availablity 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.

Palisade State Park, UT

Photo: Palisade State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Aug 20 2014


Play 18-holes of golf, paddle or troll on Palisade Reservoir, then set up the perfect campsite. This park offers something for everyone, from its desert canyon golf course, RV and tent camping, to access for off-highway vehicle riding in nearby Six-Mile Canyon.


In the 1860s, Daniel B. Funk, an early settler of the surrounding Sanpete Valley, had the idea of a summer and weekend resort area. At that time, the valley was owned by a small group of Sanpitch Indians led by Chief Arapeen. Daniel B. Funk bargained with the chief and obtained a land patent from the government. He and his family then set about the arduous task of building a dam and diverting part of Sixmile Creek to fill the lake. The lake quickly became a well-known pleasure resort, now called Palisade.


Summer recreation includes camping, fishing, swimming, electric motor and non-motorized boating, golfing, and hiking. Off-highway vehicle trails are accessible from the park. The 18-hole golf course has some of the best putting greens in the state. A PGA professional provides a full range of services and supplies at the newly remodeled pro shop. The 18-hole golf course has some of the best putting greens in the state. A PGA professional provides a full range of services and supplies at the newly remodeled pro shop.


Arapein Campground: $20 per night Pioneer Campground: $20 per night Sanpitch Campground: $20 (no hookups) or $28 (full hookups) Wakara Campground: $28 (full hookups) Cabins: $60.00/$80.00 Full Amenities $40.00/$60.00 Basic Amenities 5 Overnight Group Areas: See site details for more information.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bbq Grill
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Concessions
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Hot Showers
  • Information Center
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Off Highway Vehicle Area
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restaurant
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife
Alerts and Important Information
  • Entrance gate closes at 10:00 PM. No exceptions.

  • Only electric motor boats are allowed on the reservoir.

  • Quiet hours of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. are strictly enforced.

  • To schedule a Tee-time please call 435-835-4653.

  • For information on current park conditions visit www.stateparks.utah.gov

  • No fire pits in the park, You may bring your own as long as its at least 16 inches from ground and there are no fire restrictions in place.

Getting There:

Take Interstate 15 south to the second Nephi Exit. Turn east from Nephi on State Road 132. Then travel south on Highway 89 to Sterling. Turn east on Palisade Road as you enter Sterling. The park is located 2 miles up Palisade Road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Palisade State Park
BOX 650070
STERLING UT 84665-0070

Phone Number:

Information: (435)835-7275