Palisade State Park

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Coordinates: 39°12′23″N 111°39′56″W / 39.20639°N 111.66556°W / 39.20639; -111.66556
Palisade State Park
Utah State Park
Country  United States
State  Utah
County Sanpete
Location Sterling
 - elevation 5,800 ft (1,768 m) [1]
 - coordinates 39°12′23″N 111°39′56″W / 39.20639°N 111.66556°W / 39.20639; -111.66556
Area 64 acres (26 ha) [2]
Founded 1962 [1]
Management Utah State Parks
Visitation 167,869 (2011) [3]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Palisade State Park in Utah

Palisade State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, located just outside the small town of Sterling. The park offers tent, RV, and cabin camping, along with fishing, swimming, non-motorized (and electric motor) boating, golfing, and hiking. Off highway vehicle trails are also accessible from the park.

History[edit]

In the 1860s, Daniel B. Funk, an early settler of the surrounding Sanpete Valley, had the idea of a summer and weekend resort area. At that time, the valley was owned by a small group of Sanpitch Indians led by Chief Arapeen. Daniel B. Funk bargained with the chief and obtained a land patent from the government. He and his family then set about the arduous task of building a dam and diverting part of Sixmile Creek to fill the lake. The lake quickly became a well-known pleasure resort, now called Palisade.[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 "Palisade State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  2. ^ Utah.com. "Palisade State Park". Utah.com LC. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation". Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 

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