UTAH STATE PARKS
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Palisade 18 Hole
Day Use &
Individual campsite reservations can be made a minimum of two days in advance of arrival date and up to
16 weeks in advance from park check-out date. Groupuse reservations may be made up to 11 months in
advance. Reservations are always recommended, and
may be made by calling (800) 322-3770 or visiting
Day-use and camping fees apply year-round.
Additional fees are charged for golf, canoe rental,
and other services.
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q Day Use &
d RV Camping
s RV Disposal
U Horseshow Pit
c Watchable Wildlife
y Boat Launch
Palisade State Park
PO Box 650070
2200 East Palisade Road
Sterling, UT 84665-0070
(435) 835-6676 Office
(435) 835-4653 Golf
(800) 322-3770 Camping reservations
Utah State Parks and Recreation
1594 West North Temple, Ste. 116
PO Box 146001
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001
(877) UT-PARKS (toll free)
(801) 538-7458 (TTY)
Utah State Parks mission . . .
Provide opportunities to improve the quality
of life in Utah through parks, people and
employees serving the public.
The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives
federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis
of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.
For information or complaints regarding discrimination, contact Executive Director, Utah Department
of Natural Resources, PO Box 145610, Salt Lake City,
UT 84114-5610 or Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC
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Design: Anne Wolfer Design Inc.
ocated in the geographic center of Utah, five
miles south of Manti, Palisade State Park
rests at an elevation of 5,868 feet and is nestled
in a beautiful valley of Sanpete County. Its
picturesque surroundings add a relaxing
dimension to any activity.
Golf 18-holes, paddle or troll on Palisade Lake,
then set up the perfect campsite. This park
offers something for everyone, from its desert
canyon golf course, RV and tent camping, to
access for off-highway vehicle riding in nearby
amp, fish, swim, golf, hike, paddle and boat (electric
motors only) at Palisade State Park. Winter activities include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, ice skating,
and an occasional off-season golf tournament.
Pitch a tent or pull an RV into one of 55 campsites,
with nine full hook-up sites. One day-use and two
overnight group areas are available for family reunions
and other gatherings. Modern restrooms with hot
water showers, culinary water, and sewage disposal
station also are available.
Hike, hunt in season, or ride off-highway vehicles in nearby Six-Mile Canyon, which provides access to Skyline
Drive - a 10,000-foot-high road along the crest of the
spectacular Wasatch Plateau.
Please observe these park regulations
to ensure a safe and pleasant visit:
he 18-hole golf course, which is 6,360 yards from
the back tee markers, offers some of the most
challenging putting greens in the state. Many players
regard the par-three, signature hole #4 to be among
the best anywhere.
The pro shop is staffed by a PGA professional and
provides a full range of services, including a snack bar
that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, golf supplies and
attire. Tee times are accepted up to seven days in advance
by calling (435) 835-4653. Applications for group
reservations are accepted.
PLANTS AND ANIMALS
reas surrounding Palisade are of a semiarid terrain
with juniper and pinyon pine trees, sagebrush,
rabbit brush, and low-growing cactus. Native grasses
and wildflowers fill in open spaces.
In summer, rock chucks, squirrels, and hares are common on the lower slopes. Birds include flickers, kingfishers, hawks, jays, and swallows. A favorite sighting is the
beautiful Western tanager. From fall through spring,
visitors may sight mule deer, elk, bald eagles, great blue
heron, and migratory waterfowl. All plants, animals,
minerals, and other natural features within the park are
protected, and it is unlawful to remove, alter, or destroy
them. Please do not tie or hang anything in the trees.
unk’s Lake was created in 1873 by enterprising
pioneer Daniel B. Funk, who wanted surrounding
settlers to have a place to relax and recreate. At that
time the valley was owned by a small group of Sanpitch
Indians led by Chief Arapeen. Mr. Funk bargained with the
chief and obtained a land patent from the government.
He then set about the arduous task of building an earthen
dam and diverting part of Six-Mile Creek to fill the lake.
The lake quickly became a well-known pleasure resort,
now called Palisade.
Camping - Camp only in designated areas. Tents are
allowed in Arapeen and Sanpitch campgrounds, but may
need to be moved for watering and mowing. Each permit
covers one vehicle and any attached recreation equipment.
If space permits, one extra vehicle is allowed in a campsite
for an additional fee. Up to eight people are allowed in
Fires - Campsites provide barbeque facilities. Picnickers
and campers should bring appropriate fuel. Ground fires
and gathering of firewood are not permitted.
Parking - Park only in designated areas. Keep vehicle
wheels on pavement. No overflow/overnight parking
Boating - Palisade Lake is restricted to boats with
electric trolling motors and nonmotorized boats only.
Vessels with motors must be registered. Utah law requires
all boat operators to have one life jacket of proper size
and condition, readily accessible for each person on board.
All boaters 12 or younger must wear a life jacket.
animals admitted into park buildings. Pets are not
allowed on developed beaches or in the lake.
Please promptly clean up after pets.
Firearms - Possession or use of firearms, traps or
other devices capable of launching a 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 for legal pursuit of wildlife or
3) being used by authorized enforcement officers in
the performance of official duties. Please check
hunting proclamations for legal use near state parks.
Fireworks - Unless authorized by the park
manager, explosives and fireworks, including
sparklers, are prohibited.
Vandalism - Please help keep our parks beautiful.
It is unlawful to mutilate or deface any natural or
Speed Limit - Speed limit within the park is
15 mph unless otherwise posted.
Fishing - Visitors with a valid Utah fishing license will
enjoy fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and tiger trout. Please
do not fish from the swim beaches.
Waste Water - It is unlawful to dump or drain
waste water from campers or trailers onto the
ground. Utility sinks and a sanitary disposal
station are provided.
Pets - Pets are allowed at Palisade, but should be on a
maximum six-foot leash. Service dogs are the only
Quiet Hours - 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
No generators allowed during this time.