Piute State Park
|Piute State Park|
|Utah State Park|
|- elevation||5,900 ft (1,798 m) |
|Area||40 acres (16 ha) |
|Management||Utah State Parks|
|Visitation||17,531 (2011) |
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
Piute State Park is a Utah state park. It is located just north of Junction. This park is a primitive area; there are no facilities. Piute offers camping, swimming, boating, and fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and brown trout.
Robert D. Young, who also built the nearby Otter Creek dam, built Piute Reservoir on the main fork of the Sevier River in 1908. Both the reservoir and county are named for the Native Americans who dominated this area at one time. The state legislature changed the original spelling, from Paiute (the Native American people), to Piute.
This article incorporates public domain material from the website of the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation.