Red Fleet State Park
|Red Fleet State Park|
|Utah State Park|
Red Fleet Dam and Reservoir
|- elevation||5,500 ft (1,676 m) |
|Area||1,963 acres (794 ha) |
|Management||Utah State Parks|
|Visitation||31,882 (2011) |
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
Red Fleet State Park is a state park of Utah, United States, featuring a 750-acre (300 ha) reservoir and a fossil trackway of dinosaur footprints. The park is located 10 miles (16 km) north of Vernal.
Red Fleet State Park lies at an elevation of 5,500 feet (1,700 m) in northeastern Utah, immediately south of the Uinta Mountains. The climate is arid with hot summers and cold winters. Surrounded by red slick rock formations, the park got its name from three large Navajo sandstone outcrops that look like a fleet of ships as they jut up from the reservoir.
Year-round park facilities include a sand beach, boat launching ramp, restrooms, 29 RV campsites, a picnic area, sewage disposal, and fish cleaning stations. Recently a dinosaur trackway dating back 200 million years was discovered in the area. Nearby attractions include Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Steinaker and Utah Field House of Natural History state parks, and rafting and fishing on the Green River.
Red Fleet Dam
- "Red Fleet State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Archived from the original on March 16, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
- "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation" (PDF). Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- Bureau of Reclamation (March 26, 2009). "Red Fleet Dam". U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
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