Huntington State Park

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Coordinates: 39°20′20″N 110°56′51″W / 39.33889°N 110.94750°W / 39.33889; -110.94750
Huntington State Park
Utah State Park
Country United States
State Utah
County Emery
Location Huntington
 - elevation 5,840 ft (1,780 m) [1]
 - coordinates 39°20′20″N 110°56′51″W / 39.33889°N 110.94750°W / 39.33889; -110.94750
Area 111 acres (45 ha) [2]
Founded 1966 [1]
Management Utah State Parks
Visitation 67,418 (2011) [3]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Huntington State Park in Utah

Huntington State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring a warm-water reservoir. The park is located near the town of Huntington.

Huntington Reservoir was completed in 1966 by the United States Bureau of Reclamation as part of an Emery County irrigation and recreation project. This warm-water reservoir supports waterskiing, fishing, and crawdad catching. Largemouth bass and bluegill are the most noteworthy fish in this warm-water lake. Many migratory birds, specifically waterfowl, are sighted in this area.[1]

The town of Huntington was founded in 1877. The name of both the town and reservoir honors the three Huntington brothers, Oliver, William, and Dimick, who first explored this area in 1855. Dimick was an interpreter for the local Indians; William was famed as a scout and explorer; and Oliver was an official recorder for the unsuccessful Elk Mountain Mission to Moab. [1]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the website of the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation.

  1. ^ a b c d "Huntington State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  2. ^ Utah.com. "Huntington State Park". Utah.com LC. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation". Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 

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