Green River State Park
|Green River State Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Green River State Park, April 2008
|Location||Emery, Utah, United States|
|Area||53 acres (21 ha)|
|Elevation||4,050 ft (1,230 m)|
|Visitors||23571 (in 2011)|
|Operator||Utah State Parks|
The park consists of a nine-hole golf course, a campground shaded with cottonwood trees, and a boat ramp.
The Green River supports catfish, carp, and four unique endemic native fish that are threatened with extinction and protected: the Colorado pikeminnow, razorback sucker, humpback chub, and bonytail chub. While people are permitted to fish in the park, anglers are expected to release any of the unique fish.
Green River State Park is a popular embarkation point for float trips through the Green River's Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons.
The Green River, a tributary of the Colorado River, originates in Wyoming, where it flows 291 miles before entering the state of Utah. It runs for 42 miles in Colorado, and once journeying into Utah, runs another 397 miles. The confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers is in Canyonlands National Park.
This article incorporates public domain material from the website of the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation.
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