Your park fees provide for the care, protection and
enhancement of this park.
Piute State Park
esting on the cliffs of the Sevier
Plateau, Piute Reservoir attracts
anglers who enjoy trophy fishing for
trout without all the crowds. This
primitive park is a quiet getaway and a
Otter Creek: Travel east 11 miles on U-62 from the U.S. 89
and U-62 junction. Where U-62 turns north, continue east
for one half-mile on U-22.
Piute: From I-70 W take exit 23 to U.S. 89. Heading south
on U.S. 89, turn left at the park sign (about 20 miles).
History of Piute
obert D. Young, who was
responsible for building Otter
Creek Dam, built Piute Dam along the
main fork of the Sevier River in 1908
creating Piute Reservoir. The reservoir
increased the irrigation capacities of
the region and most of the water is still
used for irrigation.
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Things to Do
Otter Creek: Summer: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Winter: 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Open year-round with no holiday closures.
Piute: Open 24 hours a day, year-round. No holiday closures.
Otter Creek and
Piute State Parks
iute offers incredible fishing opportunities whether from shore or on a boat. Game fish include
rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout, and smallmouth bass. Piute is also a great lake for water
sports, including waterskiing, jetskiing and wakeboarding. The park offers camping and picnicking
on the beach, and access to the Paiute Trail System for OHV riding. No culinary water is available at
Piute and camping areas are primitive.
Otter Creek\Piute State Park
P.O. Box 43
Antimony, UT 84712-0043
Utah State Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 146001
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001
(801) 538-7220, (877) UT-PARKS
For Reservations Call:
(801) 322-3770 or toll-free (800) 322-3770
Utah State Parks Mission:
To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing
natural, cultural and recreational resources for the
enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future
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Utah State Parks
tter Creek Reservoir, conveniently
located in central Utah, offers
some of the state’s finest year-round
trout fishing. The park is also a favorite
for boating, camping, waterskiing and
History of Otter Creek
n October 11, 1897, construction
began on the dam to create the
reservoir. Despite many setbacks to the
project, including funding problems,
lack of support, a lack of experience
among those building it, and suspicion
that the all-earth dam would not be
strong enough to hold water, the dam
was finally completed in 1901. Upon
its completion, state engineers called it
“one of the best and more secure earth
reservoir dams in the country.” The
south end of the reservoir became a
state park in 1964.
Things to Do
Please observe the following park regulations to ensure everyone’s visit is pleasant.
host of activities and sightseeing adventures await
visitors to Otter Creek. Reel in a
trout or waterski the seven miles
of the reservoir. Head to the backcountry trails on
horseback, mountain bike or ATV and enjoy the
grandeur of nature, big open sky and wildlife.
isitors have access to three ATV trails right
from the park. Explore the Garfield County
OHV and Great Western Trail systems or the
internationally popular Paiute Trail System. Outof-state riders must make sure to register their
OHVs in compliance with Utah law.
tter Creek has been rated one of Utah’s
best fisheries for rainbow trout. Anglers will
also find cutthroat, brown trout and smallmouth
bass in the reservoir. Otter Creek has a reputation of producing trout in the four to eight-pound
range. The lake’s record is a brown trout weighing 16 pounds, seven ounces.
njoy your next family reunion, picnic or
community event in the beautiful new groupuse pavilion. Complete with lawn, fire pit, large
charcoal grill, horseshoe pits, water, lights,
and camping for trailers and tents, the pavilion
accomodates a minimum of 25 people and up
to more than 100. The pavilion can be used for
day-use events or camping. Reservations can
be made up to one year in advance through the
reservation office, (800) 322-3770.
Otter Walk Trail
Otter Creek State Park
projectile that can immobilize, injure or kill a
person or animal, or damage property is prohibited unless the weapon or device is 1) unloaded and packed away to prevent its use, 2)
being used by authorized enforcement officers
in the performance of official duties.
Fires – Campfires may be built in specified areas only and gathering firewood is prohibited.
Plants and animals – All plants, animals, minerals and other natural features in state
parks are protected. It is unlawful to remove,
alter or destroy them.
Fireworks – Fireworks or firecrackers are prohibited in state parks.
Pets – Pets are allowed in Utah state parks,
but must be on a maximum six-foot leash.
Service animals are the only animals admitted in park buildings. For safety and courtesy,
please keep pets under control and clean up
Bicycles – Bicycling is permitted on established public roads and in parking areas.
Off-highway vehicles – Off-highway vehicle riding is permitted in both parks to access nearby
Parking – Park only in designated parking
Camping – Camp only in designated areas.
Each permit covers one vehicle and any attached recreational equipment. There is an
extra fee for additional vehicles or camping
equipment. Up to eight people are allowed in
Firearms – Possession or use of firearms,
traps or other devices capable of launching a
Speed limit – The speed limit within all park
areas is 15 m.p.h.
Waste water – It is unlawful to dump or
drain water from campers or trailers onto the
ground. A sanitary disposal station is provided
for registered campers.
Quiet hours – 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Vandalism - It is unlawful to mutilate or deface
any natural or constructed feature or structure.
Please help keep our parks beautiful.
Accidents – Please report accidents or suspicious activities to a ranger.
Permits – A Special Use Permit is required for
all special events and commercial or professional filming and photography.