This hidden outdoor recreational paradise is located in Sanpete County and is a little getaway with a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy.
Palisade Park is located in Sanpete County in Utah, five miles south of Manti. This land was once owned by the Sanpitch Indians. In 1873, an enterprising pioneer who wanted a recreational paradise bargained and succeeded in obtaining the land. He then had the difficult task of creating a dam and diverting the water. Today, the park is well-known and has been given the name Palisade State Park.
This state park has a variety of actives for everyone to enjoy. One of the most popular attractions is the on-site golf course, which provides a total of 18 holes. The gorgeous mountain layout creates a fun and challenging course. The golf course is accompanied by a clubhouse, golf pro shop, a restaurant, club rentals, clothing, equipment, accessories, and lessons.
Another enjoyable activity at Palisade State Park includes hiking the trails found here. Guests can enjoy the 1.5-mile Lake Loop Trail, along with many other beautiful trails located nearby. Anglers can try their hand at fishing, discovering the varieties of trout, and participating in the fishing tournaments held here at the lake. The off-highway vehicle accesses, ATV rentals, and trail maps can all be purchased, and they are also posted on the trail kiosk. Enjoy a pleasant boat day on the peaceful lake. Have fun swimming and jumping off of the dock that floats in the middle of the lake. Travel around the reservoir by paddleboarding, paddle boating, kayaking, canoeing, and more. Visitors are welcome to rent paddleboards, paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks. All rentals have reasonable prices, and the rental fees include life jackets.
Lodging options include 55 campground sites, RV sites, cabins, individual campsites, and group sites. Campers have the option to choose between sites with either full or no hookup. Camping fees, vehicle fees, and park entrance apply, and reservations are recommended. Dining options include the Lakeside Grill, which has delicious home-cooked food and their famous homemade chips. There are also restaurants in nearby towns to enjoy that are easily accessible.
Helpful information for fellow travelers: all vehicles require a day pass or camping pass, firearms are prohibited except when purchasing a permit, and dogs are welcome in designated areas only.