Piute State Park

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Piute State Park is a primitive park. This means that there are no upgrades or amenities. You can camp at this state park for just $8, but don’t expect any facilities. There are only vault toilets.


Most people who come to Piute State Park have one thing in mind: Fishing. Anglers catch small mouthed bass and three different kinds of trout. They say you can pull trophy-sized fish out of Piute Reservoir, but we’ve never been so lucky.

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The Piute Reservoir is long and skinny.

A few people stop to use the beach at this state park, and that’s what makes it so great. With all the people visiting the great outdoors in Utah, it is hard to find any solitude. But even during summer the crowds at Piute Lake State Park are non-existent. If you’re looking for a quiet beach, this is the spot. There are also boaters, and you can ski or tube. Expect to pay a $5 day use fee for any of these activities.

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You can drive down to the beach and drop stuff off.
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There were a few people in tubes and kayaks. This state park was not very busy.

We didn’t even stay and play at Piute State park because we were heading home, but it looked like a quiet place to visit if you are down near Bryce Canyon. Finally, if you go through Piute County, make sure to make a stop at Hoover’s Restaurant, which is one of our favorites in Utah!

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