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Lost Creek State Park

Quite varied, providing visitors with plenty of opportunities to explore.

Lost Creek State Park in Croydon, Utah is a hidden gem located in the heart of Utah. The newest state park, being established in 2021, this park is just one part of the many state parks that make up the Utah State Parks system. It’s known for its diverse terrain, from mountainous to flatland, as well as its abundance of wildlife, making it the perfect spot for camping, hiking, and fishing.

Lost Creek State Park is located around the Lost Creek Reservoir in Utah’s Morgan County. It’s just a short drive from Salt Lake City and Ogden and can be easily accessed by car or RV.

History

Not a lot is known about the state park since it was only just established on March 16, 2021, but the Utah Legislature created this park as well as Utahraptor State Park. Located along the Lost Creek Reservoir, Lost Creek State Park is about 10 miles northeast of Croydon, Utah in Morgan County.

The terrain at Lost Creek State Park is quite varied, providing visitors with plenty of opportunities to explore. The land is mostly flat but peppered with hills and small cliffs. This spot has been historically known as a place to swim, camp, paddle and fish around the reservoir.

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Wildlife

Lost Creek State Park in Croydon, Utah boasts a variety of wildlife, making it the perfect spot for nature-lovers and outdoor adventurers alike. The reservoir is stocked with several varieties of fish including bass, catfish and trout. You may also spot deer, elk and moose while out on the trails or around the reservoir.

Geology

The geology of the area is unique, as it boasts a range of colors from reds and oranges to blacks and whites. This results in fascinating rock formations that can be spotted along the trails.

Planning a trip to Lost Creek State Park

This location is still being planned and is currently undeveloped, so there aren't a ton of things to do as of right now. Future park visitors can expect modern restrooms, campgrounds, trailheads and an entrance to the park.

lodging/camping

For visitors wanting to stay overnight, camping and lodging options are available. Camping is allowed in the park with a permit, while lodging can be found at nearby reservations or at established resorts close by. When the park is fully up and running, you will be able to stay in the campground and the camping sites.

Another lodging option is to find hotels and motels that are close to the park, with Morgan, Utah and Ogden, Utah being the closest places with a bunch of different options for lodging.

dining

Dining options within the park are still unknown as it is a newly established state park, but visitors can find food and drinks at nearby towns such as Morgan or Ogden.

Fees/permits

For day-use fees, it's $10 per day and annual passes are accepted at the state park. For camping and the campgrounds, it's $20 per night. Note: there are no fires allowed in the park until all of the fire pits are installed. Camping in day-use areas is not allowed. For more information about fees and permits, visit the state park website for all the amounts for Lost Creek State Park.

Pets

Pets are allowed in the park and must be leashed at all times.

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