Rockport Reservoir

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Rockport Reservoir
Rockport Lake Utah.jpg
Rockport Lake
Location Summit County, Utah,
United States
Coordinates 40°47′24″N 111°24′15″W / 40.79000°N 111.40417°W / 40.79000; -111.40417Coordinates: 40°47′24″N 111°24′15″W / 40.79000°N 111.40417°W / 40.79000; -111.40417
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Weber River
Primary outflows Weber River
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 5,955 feet (1,815 m)[1]

Rockport Reservoir, also called Wanship Reservoir, is a reservoir in Summit County, Utah, United States.

Reservoir[edit]

Rockport Reservoir is located just south of the town of Wanship on Utah State Route 32. It is an impoundment on the Weber River, created by Wanship Dam.

The reservoir was named for the former town of Rockport, which it completely submerged in the 1950s.

Wanship Dam[edit]

Wanship dam and spillway

Wanship Dam is a 175 feet (53 m) high embankment dam. It has a crest length of 2,015 feet (614 m). It was built as part of the Weber Basin project between 1954 and 1957.[2]

State Park[edit]

Rockport State Park is a 550-acre (2.2 km2) state park. The park is used for fishing, waterskiing, swimming, and boating on Rockport Reservoir. There are eight campgrounds, featuring a total of 36 RV sites, and 86 tent sites. A cross-country skiing trail is available during the winter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Geological Survey
  2. ^ Bureau of Reclamation (2011-05-18). "Wanship Dam". U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  3. ^ Official Utah State Parks website

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