Fishing Utah State Parks Water activities

Otter Creek State Park

(Last Updated On: July 16, 2016)

Otter Creek State Park

Otter Creek State Park is one of the best fishing spots in Utah. Ever since I was a small boy, I remember my Grandpa talking about the fishing at Otter Creek. It’s been a long time since I’ve fished there with Grandpa, but I still find Otter Creek to be one of the nicest state parks in Utah.


Otter Creek is possibly more famous for ice fishing than summer fishing. Anglers commonly pull four different kinds of trout, as well as the occasional small-mouthed bass out of Otter Creek. You can rent a small motorboat or canoe at the Visitor’s Center, or you can just fish from the bank like Grandpa and I did.

The water is pretty at Otter Creek.

The water is pretty at Otter Creek.

You can also camp at Otter Creek. There are over 50 campsites, and though there aren’t many improvements, there are flush toilets, and as of 2016 there is supposed to be electricity for RVs in several of the sites. This area is very beautiful, and the crowds aren’t too bad as Otter Creek is a long way from any of the major town in Utah (about an hour south of Richfield). It is $20 to camp at Otter Creek, whether you camp in the main campground or down by the beach.


Speaking of the beach, Otter Creek has a nice little beach. It’s not like beautiful California sand, but it is a nice pebbly beach that is perfect for an afternoon with kids. Make sure to take the swimsuits along so that the kids can play on the shore for a little while.

Otter Creek State Park 2

Otter Creek is long and skinny…very similar to Piute State Park which is nearby.

We don’t do much with ATVs, but there are a lot of trails in this area of Utah, too. If you are an ATV rider, be sure to pick up a trail map of the area at the office.

There is a day use fee of $7 for Otter Creek State Park.

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