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Sandy beaches, swimming, boating and waterskiing top the list of activities at Steinaker. Anglers enjoy fishing year-round for rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Located in the heart of Dinosaurland, the park is seven miles north of Vernal, just off Utah Highway 191 in northeastern Utah. Off-highway vehicle riding areas are nearby.
Natural Features
In addition to its obvious attractions for water recreation, Steinaker State Park is located in a region well known to geologists, historians and collectors of artifacts. Fossilized relics once found in ancient seas such as oysters, clams, and other shellfish are found here. Steinaker's convenient location makes it a popular base for exploring the many attractions of Dinorsaurland in northeast Utah or the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area to the north.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Steinaker Dam was held in 1961. The man for whom the lake and park are named, John Steinaker, attended that ceremony. He was a member of the pioneer ranching family of the region and was 81 at the time of the ceremony. The park was opened to the public in 1964.
31 Campsites offer many opportunities for RV and Tent campers.
Nearby Attractions
Red Fleet State Park. Dinosaur National Monument, Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation ,
  • Fees for damage to the cabin or yurt are the responsibility of the person or persons named on this reservation. Actual costs associated with repairing any damage or excessive cleaning will be charged to the person named on this reservation
  • Gates close at 10 p.m. No admittance after that time.
  • Firewood is available for sale at the park.

Steinaker State Park camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Steinaker State Park campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Steinaker State Park or day pass availability.