Green River State Park

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Green River State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Green River State Park.jpg
Green River State Park, April 2008
Map showing the location of Green River State Park
Map showing the location of Green River State Park
Location of Green River State Park in Utah
Map showing the location of Green River State Park
Map showing the location of Green River State Park
Green River State Park (the United States)
LocationEmery, Utah, United States
Coordinates38°59′29″N 110°9′15″W / 38.99139°N 110.15417°W / 38.99139; -110.15417Coordinates: 38°59′29″N 110°9′15″W / 38.99139°N 110.15417°W / 38.99139; -110.15417
Area53 acres (21 ha)[1]
Elevation4,050 ft (1,230 m)[2]
Established1965
Visitors23571 (in 2011)[3]
OperatorUtah State Parks

Green River State Park is a state park on the west shore of the Green River in Green River, Emery County, Utah.

Features[edit]

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.[2]

Green River[edit]

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.[2]

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References[edit]

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

  1. ^ Utah.com. "Green River State Park". Utah.com LC. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
  2. ^ a b c "Green River State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
  3. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation" (PDF). Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012.

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