Wasatch Mountain State Park

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Coordinates: 40°30′10″N 111°32′14″W / 40.50278°N 111.53722°W / 40.50278; -111.53722
Wasatch Mountain State Park
Utah State Park
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Named for: the Wasatch Range
Country  United States
State  Utah
County Wasatch
Location Midway
 - elevation 5,900 ft (1,798 m)
 - coordinates 40°30′10″N 111°32′14″W / 40.50278°N 111.53722°W / 40.50278; -111.53722
Area 21,592 acres (8,738 ha)
Founded 1961
Management Utah State Parks
Visitation 363,259 (2011) [1]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Wasatch Mountain State Park in Utah

Wasatch Mountain State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, located in the Heber Valley of Wasatch County near Midway.

Established in 1961, Wasatch Mountain State Park is Utah's most developed state park. Named for Wasatch Mountain, the park consists of 21,592 acres (8,738 ha), and sits at an elevation of 5,900 feet (1,800 m).[2] Wildlife in the park includes deer, elk, wild turkeys, and moose.

Park facilities[edit]

Wasatch Mountain State Park is used for mountain activities such as camping, picnicking, hiking, off-road vehicle use, horseback riding, Nordic skiing, snow tubing, and snowmobiling. It is also home to Wasatch Mountain and Soldier Hollow golf courses.[3][4]

There are 139 campsites at the park, along with two pavilions for group use, restrooms, showers, and utility hookups.[5]

Soldier Hollow was host to some of the events of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The venue remains open to the public year-round, offering Nordic skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, a summer and winter biathlon, and in-line skating facilities.[6]

History[edit]

Wasatch Mountain State Park contains two historic features. The restored Tate Barn, at the south end of the park, is a recognized landmark and Heber Valley symbol. It is a classic wooden barn built in the 1890s.[7] Huber Grove, a 100-year-old apple orchard, features the Huber Farmhouse and Creamery.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation". Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wasatch Mountain State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Wasatch Mountain State Park: List of Services". Utah State Parks. 
  4. ^ Go Utah Travel Sites (2008). "Wasatch Mountain State Park - Mountain Course". 
  5. ^ "Wasatch Mountain State Park". Utah State Parks. 
  6. ^ "Soldier Hollow Cross-Country Ski Resort". 
  7. ^ Friends of Wasatch Mountain State Park
  8. ^ Grass, Ray (2003-07-18). "Wasatch tour focuses on homestead, barn". Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City, Utah). 

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