Hyrum State Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coordinates: 41°37′13″N 111°51′27″W / 41.62028°N 111.85750°W / 41.62028; -111.85750
Hyrum State Park
Utah State Park
Hyrum Reservoir Utah.jpeg
Hyrum Reservoir viewed from over the dam
Named for: Hyrum Smith
Country  United States
State  Utah
County Cache
Location Hyrum
 - elevation 4,700 ft (1,433 m) [1]
 - coordinates 41°37′13″N 111°51′27″W / 41.62028°N 111.85750°W / 41.62028; -111.85750
Area 264 acres (107 ha) [2]
Founded 1959 [1]
Management Utah State Parks
Visitation 89,885 (2011) [3]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Hyrum State Park in Utah

Hyrum State Park is a state park and reservoir in Cache County, Utah, USA.

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 park was named for Hyrum Smith, the brother of LDS church founder Joseph Smith.[1]

Hyrum State Park's facilities are located at the northern shore of the reservoir, and include 31 RV campsites, restrooms, showers, a ranger station, boat ramp, dock, and trailheads.[4]

The dam creating Hyrum Reservoir was completed in April, 1935, by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.[5] 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.[1]

Fish in the reservoir include yellow perch, channel catfish, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and bluegill.[6]

You can view live webcam images of Hyrum State Park at the Hyrum Dam Cam website.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Hyrum State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  2. ^ Utah.com. "Hyrum State Park". Utah.com LC. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation". Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hyrum State Park". Utah State Parks. 
  5. ^ http://www.usbr.gov/projects/Facility.jsp?fac_Name=Hyrum+Dam&groupName=Overview
  6. ^ "Hyrum Reservoir". Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality. 2006-08-09. 

External links[edit]