Piute State Park

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Coordinates: 38°19′5″N 112°11′52″W / 38.31806°N 112.19778°W / 38.31806; -112.19778
Piute State Park
Utah State Park
Country  United States
State  Utah
County Piute
Location Junction
 - elevation 5,900 ft (1,798 m) [1]
 - coordinates 38°19′5″N 112°11′52″W / 38.31806°N 112.19778°W / 38.31806; -112.19778
Area 40 acres (16 ha) [2]
Founded 1963 [1]
Management Utah State Parks
Visitation 17,531 (2011) [3]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Piute State Park in Utah

Piute State Park is a Utah state park. It is located just north of Junction. This park is a primitive area; there are no facilities. Piute offers camping, swimming, boating, and fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and brown trout.

History[edit]

Robert D. Young, who also built the nearby Otter Creek dam, built Piute Reservoir on the main fork of the Sevier River in 1908. Both the reservoir and county are named for the Native Americans who dominated this area at one time. The state legislature changed the original spelling, from Paiute (the Native American people), to Piute.[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 "Piute State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  2. ^ Utah.com. "Piute 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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