The name of both the town and reservoir honors the three Huntington brothers, Oliver, William, and Dimick, who first explored this area in 1855. Dimick was an interpreter for the local Indians; William was famed as a scout and explorer; and Oliver was an official recorder for the unsuccessful Elk Mountain Mission to Moab. The town of Huntington was founded in 1877.
Sandstone cliffs and chiseled peaks are a spectacular backdrop to Huntington State Park.
The small reservoir is ideal for boating, waterskiing, and fishing.
Facilities include 25 camp sites, numerous picnic sites, modern restrooms, showers, sewage disposal station, boat launching and a large covered group-use pavilion.
Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, San Rafael Swell and Joes Valley
- All pull-through sites are too narrow to handle newer
trailers, fifth wheels, and motorhomes with slide outs. These
visitors must request a back-in site.
- No parking is allowed outside the park.
- A 25-boat capacity limit on the water is enforced at all
- No overnight group camping area.
- Regular camping facilities are available for reservation April 1st through September 30th. Campground is open from October 1st through March 31st however they are on a first come first serve basis. Cold winter conditions may exist from November through February.