In 1877, the town of Huntington, Utah was discovered and founded and the town was named for Oliver, William and Dimick Huntington, who explored the area back in 1855. Oliver was a recorder for the Elk Mountain Mission that went to Moab, William was an explorer and scout and became famous for those two things and Dimick helped interpret for the Indians that were local to the area.
Opened in 1966 as a state park, Huntington State Park is home to a ton of noteworthy fish, including the bluegill and largemouth bass that are found in the warm-water lake. The Huntington Reservoir was also completed in 1966 and it was part of the Emery County irrigation and recreation project.
Today, Huntington State Park in Huntington, Utah continues to be a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and visitors alike. The park offers many amenities including camping sites, picnic areas, boat ramps, fishing access and more.
The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, beavers, muskrats, coyotes and hawks. The various species of fish found in Huntington Lake include largemouth bass, bluegill and more.