Piute State Park

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Piute State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Piute State Park
Map showing the location of Piute State Park
Location of Piute State Park in Utah
Map showing the location of Piute State Park
Map showing the location of Piute State Park
Piute State Park (the US)
Location Piute, Utah, United States
Coordinates 38°19′5″N 112°11′52″W / 38.31806°N 112.19778°W / 38.31806; -112.19778Coordinates: 38°19′5″N 112°11′52″W / 38.31806°N 112.19778°W / 38.31806; -112.19778
Area 40 acres (16 ha)[1]
Elevation 5,900 ft (1,800 m)[2]
Established 1963[2]
Visitors 17531 (in 2011)[3]
Operator Utah State Parks

Piute State Park is a Utah state park. It is located just north of Junction. This park is a primitive area; there are no facilities. Piute offers camping, swimming, boating, and fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout.

History

Robert D. Young, who also built the nearby Otter Creek dam, built Piute Reservoir on the main fork of the Sevier River in 1908. Both the reservoir and county are named for the Native Americans who dominated this area at one time. The state legislature changed the original spelling, from Paiute (the Native American people), to Piute.[2]

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the website of the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation.

  1. ^ Utah.com. "Piute State Park". Utah.com LC. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
  2. ^ a b c "Piute State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Archived from the original on 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
  3. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation" (PDF). Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012.

External links

  • Piute State Park official site
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