Hyrum State Park
|Hyrum State Park|
|Utah State Park|
Hyrum Reservoir viewed from over the dam
|Named for: Hyrum Smith|
|- elevation||4,700 ft (1,433 m) |
|Area||264 acres (107 ha) |
|Management||Utah State Parks|
|Visitation||89,885 (2011) |
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
Hyrum State Park is in the northeastern part of Utah. It lies at 4,700 feet (1,400 m), and consists of 265 acres (1.07 km2) surrounding a 450-acre (1.8 km2) reservoir. The park is used for fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking, waterskiing, and swimming.
The dam creating Hyrum Reservoir was completed in April, 1935, by the United States Bureau of Reclamation. Prior to that, local settlers had dug a 9 miles (14 km) canal from the Little Bear River to the town of Hyrum to irrigate their crops.
You can view live webcam images of Hyrum State Park at the Hyrum Dam Cam website.
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