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East Canyon State Park has been open since 1946. It is located 60 miles northeast of Salt Lake City off Highway 66. The first dam in the park was built in 1896, and over a 50-year span, two more dams were built. This region was used by pioneers and was first used by the Donner and Reed party. Today, East Canyon is a recreational paradise featuring reservoirs, hiking trails, camping, and more. Visitors can expect to see wildlife creatures roaming around. Animals you may see include moose, mule deer, porcupines, horned owls, red fox, badgers, and elk, among others. Most vegetation you will see are sagebrush, willow, juniper, and wheatgrass.
This state park allows tent and RV camping. The Dixie Creek campground offers 33 sites and is located on the North end of the reservoir. Big Rock Campground has 21 sites, and the park also has three large group sites available. Other lodging options include yurts, cabins, covered wagons, and hammock camping. This is a favorite destination for people who love boating, fishing, swimming, and water sports. Enjoy a stay at one of northern Utah's top state parks.