Steinaker State Park
|Steinaker State Park|
|Utah State Park|
Steinaker Dam and Reservoir
|- elevation||5,500 ft (1,676 m) |
|Area||2,283 acres (924 ha) |
|Management||Utah State Parks|
|Visitation||91,434 (2011) |
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
Steinaker State Park opened to the public in 1964. It lies at an elevation of 5,500 feet (1,700 m) in northeastern Utah, south of the Uinta Mountains. The climate is arid with hot summers and cold winters. Plant life at the park includes juniper, cacti, and sagebrush. Wildlife includes badgers, bobcats, coyotes, deer, and rabbits. Birds include golden eagles, hawks, bluebirds, vultures, owls, and osprey.
Steinaker is popular for swimming, fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Year-round park facilities include a sand beach, boat launching ramp, restrooms, 31 RV campsites, two group-use pavilions, and sewage disposal, and fish cleaning stations. Nearby attractions include Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, and Red Fleet and Utah Field House of Natural History state parks.
Steinaker Dam is a 162-foot-high (49 m), 1,997-foot-long (609 m) earthfill dam. The reservoir is fed by Ashley Creek, and is part of the CUP-Vernal Unit project. It was constructed between 1959 and 1962.
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- Utah.com. "Steinaker State Park". Utah.com LC. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
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- Bureau of Reclamation (2009-04-10). "Steinaker Dam". U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-02-14.