Wasatch Mountain State Park
|Wasatch Mountain State Park|
|Utah State Park|
|Named for: the Wasatch Range|
|- elevation||5,900 ft (1,798 m)|
|Area||21,592 acres (8,738 ha)|
|Management||Utah State Parks|
|Visitation||363,259 (2011) |
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
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). Wildlife in the park includes deer, elk, wild turkeys, and moose.
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.
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.
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. Huber Grove, a 100-year-old apple orchard, features the Huber Farmhouse and Creamery.
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- Friends of Wasatch Mountain State Park
- Grass, Ray (2003-07-18). "Wasatch tour focuses on homestead, barn". Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City, Utah).