East Canyon State Park

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East Canyon State Park
Utah State Park
East Canyon Dam Morgan County Utah.jpg
East Canyon Dam
Country  United States
State  Utah
County Morgan
Location Morgan
 - elevation 5,700 ft (1,737 m) [1]
 - coordinates 40°54′4″N 111°35′13″W / 40.90111°N 111.58694°W / 40.90111; -111.58694Coordinates: 40°54′4″N 111°35′13″W / 40.90111°N 111.58694°W / 40.90111; -111.58694
Area 267 acres (108.1 ha)
Founded 1962 [1]
Management Utah State Parks
Visitation 100,250 (2011) [2]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of East Canyon State Park in Utah

East Canyon State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring a 608-acre (246 ha) reservoir. The park is located northeast of Salt Lake City in Morgan County, Utah.

Park facilities[edit]

Located in a narrow-walled canyon, East Canyon State Park is at an elevation of 5,700 feet (1,700 m). Park facilities are open year-round, and include a concrete boat launching ramp, paved parking, restrooms, showers, a fish cleaning station, a 33 unit RV campground with full and partial hookups, two covered group-use pavilions, boat rental, and a snack bar.[3]

East Canyon Dam[edit]

The East Canyon Dam 40°55′12″N 111°36′03″W / 40.92000°N 111.60083°W / 40.92000; -111.60083 is a 259-foot-high (79 m), 436-foot-long (133 m) arch concrete dam. Its base is 20 feet (6.1 m) wide, and its crest is 7 feet (2.1 m) wide. The reservoir is fed by East Canyon Creek, and is part of the Weber Basin Project. It was constructed between 1964 and 1966.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East Canyon State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation" (PDF). Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Utah.com. "East Canyon State Park". Utah.com LC. 
  4. ^ Bureau of Reclamation (2009-02-20). "East Canyon Dam". U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 

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