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Otter Creek State Park

Popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the great outdoors.

Otter Creek State Park, located in beautiful Antimony, Utah, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the great outdoors. With 3,100 acres of land and miles and miles of trails, Otter Creek offers opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding and camping. The park's lake and creeks provide the perfect backdrop for fishing and wildlife viewing.

Otter Creek State Park in Antimony, Utah has something for everyone. From the casual day-tripper to the experienced outdoorsman, Otter Creek provides an experience of a lifetime. With its diverse range of recreational activities, visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures. Hikers and bikers will appreciate the park's extensive trail system which includes mountain bike trails, hiking paths, and horseback riding trails.

For anglers, Otter Creek is home to a variety of fish species including perch, bass, catfish, trout and sunfish. Fishermen can cast their line from the banks of the lake or along one of the park's creeks. The lake also provides the perfect spot for paddlers to explore its beautiful shoreline. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the park's diverse wildlife, which includes coyotes, deer, elk, ducks and other species of birds.

History

Local Mormon settlers first came to the Antimony area when they needed a water source in order to start and establish an agriculture system that was dependable and could sustain them. The settlers decided to write and send a grant for this purpose but were denied. They decided to do it themselves. They built the dam and people knew it as one of the best earthen dams of its kind. They then named the area after a nearby creek. The lake was used for recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, boating and camping.

The park was established in 1965 with a focus on providing opportunities for outdoor recreation and education. Today, visitors can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing at this beautiful park.

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Wildlife

Otter Creek State Park in Antimony, Utah is home to many different species of wildlife, including birds, mammals and reptiles. The park's diverse habitats provide a variety of food resources for these animals, from the lake and creeks to the grasslands and forests. Some of the common animals found in the park include deer, elk, coyotes, ducks and other species of birds. Otter Creek is also home to a large population of beavers, muskrats and otters which can often be seen swimming in the lake or creek. Visitors can also catch glimpses of chipmunks, raccoons and squirrels while exploring the park’s trails.

Geology

Otter Creek State Park is situated in the Antimony area, at the base of Cedar Mountain. The park sits on a layer of sedimentary rock that was created over millions of years. This layer of rock contains many fossils from ancient sea creatures that once lived in this area.

Planning a trip to Otter Creek State Park

Otter Creek State Park is open year-round and offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure or just want to relax in the tranquility of nature, Otter Creek has something for everyone. When planning your trip, be sure to bring appropriate clothing and equipment such as sunscreen, hats, insect repellent and plenty of water. Fishing permits are also required for anyone wishing to fish in the park. For more information, visit the state park website.

lodging/camping

Otter Creek State Park has a variety of camping options for visitors to choose from. The park offers both primitive and developed campsites, as well as RV hook-ups with electric, water and sewer service. There are also group sites available for larger groups. There are also hotels and motels in the nearby towns of Antimony, Utah and Circleville, Utah.

dining

Visitors to Otter Creek State Park can find dining options in the nearby towns of Antimony, Utah and Circleville, Utah. There are also restaurants, convenience stores and grocery stores in both towns. Visitors can also bring their own food and picnic in the park.

Fees/permits

For day-use fees, it's $10 per vehicle and $5 for seniors 62 and older. For camping and the campground, the campsites with water and electrical hook-ups are $40 per night and tent sites are $25 per night.

Pets

Pets are allowed in the park, but they must be kept on a leash and supervised at all times. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and disposing of pet waste properly. Pets are not allowed in buildings or on trails within the park boundaries.

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