Yuba State Park

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Coordinates: 39°22′44″N 112°1′39″W / 39.37889°N 112.02750°W / 39.37889; -112.02750
Yuba State Park
Utah State Park
Country  United States
State  Utah
Counties Juab, Sanpete
Location Levan
 - elevation 5,100 ft (1,554 m) [1]
 - coordinates 39°22′44″N 112°1′39″W / 39.37889°N 112.02750°W / 39.37889; -112.02750
Area 15,940 acres (6,451 ha) [2]
Founded 1964 [2]
Management Utah State Parks
Visitation 140,364 (2011) [3]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Yuba State Park in Utah

Yuba State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring the Yuba Reservoir on the Sevier River. The park is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of Nephi. Recreational opportunities include camping, boating, swimming, fishing, and nearby off highway vehicle riding.

History[edit]

Yuba State Park got its name from the individuals who built the dam. Local farmers and ranchers had to build the dam themselves or risk losing their water rights. The men working on the structure called it the U.B. Dam. As they worked they sang a song that stated they were damned if they worked and damned if they didn't. The phonetic sound of the reservoir's name was eventually spelled Yuba.[1]


References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the website of the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation.

  1. ^ a b "Yuba State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Yuba State Park Resource Management Plan". Utah State Parks. May 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation". Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 

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