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Flight Park State Recreation Area

A unique opportunity to fly and hang-glide over Draper, Utah.

Elevation: 
5000 ft
Flight Park State Recreation Area is located in the city of Draper, Utah. It is the perfect place for people who enjoy outdoor activities and adventure. The park features a variety of trails, including both easy and difficult routes that take visitors through scenic mountainside terrain. Flight Park State Recreation Area also has several designated picnic areas, as well as a playground and restroom facilities. Flight Park State Recreation Area is most known for its hang gliding and paragliding right at the Point of the Mountain.

geology

The Point of the Mountain is also known for its geologic features. This area is home to some of the oldest rocks in Utah, which have been worn down over time by the wind and sun. The Point of the Mountain has many features that make it great for hang gliding and paragliding, such as wide slopes, strong winds, and an abundance of thermals. The environment here makes it a great spot for those looking to fly, as well as beautiful views of the Wasatch Mountains. The geology of this area provides visitors with an interesting look into the past and is sure to fascinate anyone who visits.

history

Flight Park State Recreation Area has a long and storied history. The history of this area goes all the way back to the 1920s when people started using the Point of the Mountain as a place to fly different forms of gliders. The popularity of the area increased significantly in the 1950s and 1960s when hang gliding became an incredibly popular activity. This led to Flight Park State Recreation Area being established in 2006 as a state park dedicated to providing safe and enjoyable outdoor recreation for everyone.
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Wildlife

Flight Park State Recreation Area is also home to a variety of wildlife. There are many species of birds and other small animals that call this area home, such as songbirds, hawks, owls, rabbits, and more. Visitors may also have the chance to spot bigger animals like deer and coyotes during their visit.

Planning your trip flight park state recreation area

Visitors to Flight Park State Recreation Area should plan ahead and make sure they are prepared for their trip. The park is open year-round, but the hours vary depending on the season, so it’s best to check in advance. Visitors will also want to dress appropriately for the activity they plan on doing and bring plenty of water. The park does not have any restaurants or stores, so it is important to bring snacks and lunch. Finally, visitors should always use caution when participating in activities such as hang gliding and paragliding and make sure they are aware of the rules and regulations before taking flight.

lodging/camping

For those planning to stay in the area overnight, Flight Park State Recreation Area offers several lodging and camping options. There are cabins available for rent, as well as a few campgrounds located nearby. Most campsites offer basic amenities such as bathrooms and showers, while some also provide electrical hookups and other amenities. If you want cities or towns that have hotels and motels, Draper, Lehi and American Fork have a whole host of lodging options if you're visiting Flight Park State Recreation Area.

dining

Nearby cities and towns such as Draper, Lehi, and American Fork offer plenty of dining options. From home-style cooking to quick bites, there is something for everyone in these cities. There are also several wineries and breweries located in the area that are great places to relax after a day at Flight Park State Recreation Area.

Fees/permits

There are only fees for camping which are $15 per night with no hookups and $10 per extra vehicle that comes into the campsite. All visitors over the age of 16 must have a valid state-issued ID or driver’s license for entry, and there are no permits required for recreation at Flight Park State Recreation Area.

Pets

Pets are allowed at Flight Park State Recreation Area, but they must be on a leash at all times and owners must clean up after them. Pets are not allowed on any of the trails, and they must be attended to at all times.

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