This was once a thriving coal mining operation and visitors can explore the abandoned structures that remain from this era. The Scofield Dam was built and completed here in 1946 after initial attempts to complete a dam in the past. The Scofield Project was created by the US Bureau of Reclamation and helped irrigate areas that were originally taken up by the Gooseberry Project and by Mammoth Dam.
The park was established in 1965 and the Scofield Reservoir and Dam were originally used for agriculture, fishing, coal mining and camping, along with other outdoor activities.
In addition to outdoor recreation, Scofield State Park is also home to stunning scenery featuring lush forests, rolling hills and tranquil lakes. Wildlife viewing opportunities can also be found here, including deer, elk, moose and other species.
Scofield State Park is a popular destination for wildlife viewing and birdwatching. The area is home to many different species of birds, including owls, hawks, eagles and more. Other wildlife that can be found here includes deer, elk, moose and small mammals like squirrels and chipmunks.
The park is located in an area of unique geology, with its terrain formed by the effects of glaciers and faulting. The Wasatch Mountains are composed primarily of quartzite, sandstone and shale that were deposited as sediment during the Mesozoic Era. Visitors can explore this geological history through hikes, rock climbing routes and more.