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Regularly stocked with rainbow trout

Millsite State Park

Those wanting to get out on the water can bring their own boats or rent one from the park concession stand.

Millsite State Park is a public recreation area located in southeast Utah and is a park that is situated along the banks of the Millsite Reservoir in Emery County near the town of Ferron. The landscape of Millsite State Park features a variety of outdoor activities and attractions such as fishing, boating, camping, hiking, horseback riding, and more.

The state park provides easy access to some of the best fishing in Utah. The Millsite Reservoir is regularly stocked with rainbow trout and cutthroat trout, making it an ideal location for anglers to catch their limits. In addition to trout fishing, other species such as bass, northern pike, catfish, and walleye can be found throughout the reservoir. Boating is also a popular activity at Millsite State Park. The reservoir has plenty of open water and offers good opportunities for swimming, skiing, and wakeboarding. Those wanting to get out on the water can bring their own boats or rent one from the park concession stand.

The park offers visitors a wide variety of activities and amenities, including camping, fishing, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing and horseback riding.

The main feature of the park is the large campground, which is located along the banks of the reservoir. This campground offers about 20 sites for RV and tent camping, most of which are equipped with water and electric hookups. The park also has a boat ramp, mooring buoys, a swim beach, and restrooms with showers.

History

The Millsite Reservoir was built and completed in 1970 and its dam is part of the Central Utah Project. The reservoir provides water for irrigation, recreational use, and other industrial needs. In 1971, the state acquired the land surrounding the reservoir and established Millsite State Park.

The park offers plenty of activities to keep visitors busy during their stay. For those looking for a bit of relaxation, there is the Millsite Reservoir beach and picnic area with tables and BBQ grills. The park also has two hiking trails that are suitable for all skill levels, making it an ideal spot to stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh air.

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Wildlife

There is an abundance of Millsite State Park and visitors can spot a variety of birds such as blue herons, great egrets, ospreys, bald eagles and more. The reservoir is also home to beavers and muskrats, as well as other mammals like coyotes and mule deer.

Geology

The landscape of Millsite State Park is varied and interesting, featuring a variety of geological features such as exposed limestone and sandstone formations. The area was created millions of years ago when volcanic eruptions and earthquakes rearranged the landscape, leaving behind unique rock structures that can still be seen today.

Planning a trip to Millsite State Park

Millsite State Park is a great destination for any outdoor enthusiast looking to escape into nature. With plenty of activities and amenities available, the park is sure to offer something for everyone. Before heading out, make sure that you check with the park office for any special regulations or requirements, as well as purchase a fishing license if needed. Camping is also available year-round, so make sure to reserve a site in advance. There are several nearby towns that offer lodging and dining options as well, making it easy to plan an extended stay in the area. With its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and plenty of activities to choose from, Millsite State Park is an ideal destination for any outdoor enthusiast.

lodging/camping

Millsite State Park offers a 20-site campground located alongside the reservoir, with most sites equipped with electric and water hookups. The park also offers tent camping and primitive campsites for those looking to get away from it all. Nearby towns, Ferron, Utah and Castle Dale, Utah, offer additional lodging options such as hotels, motels, cabins, and more.

dining

The towns closest to the state park offer several restaurants for visitors looking for a bite to eat. There are fast-food restaurants, family-style restaurants, and even a few more upscale establishments. Visitors can also bring their own food to grill up on one of the many picnic tables located throughout the park.

Fees/permits

A day-use fee for Millsite State Park is $10 per vehicle and $5 for Seniors 62 and older. For camping and the campground, Campsites 1-10 (Power & Water) is $30 and Campsites 11-20 (Power only) is $25. For more information about fees and permits, visit the state park website for all amounts for Millsite State Park.

Pets

Pets are allowed in Millsite State Park but must be kept on a leash at all times. Owners must clean up after their pets and ensure that they don't disturb wildlife.

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