Brochure of Palisade State Park in Utah. Published by Utah State Parks.
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UTAH STATE PARKS ; Address inquiries to: Palisade 18 Hole Golf Course j Day Use & Interpretation Area q5 Arapeen Campground Pa dwt rk in Clubhouse & Restaurant g Arapeen Group Camping Area & Pavilion o y Pioneer Campground Reservations d y Pioneer Pavilion Group Day Use Area y E 2 ESER V OIR La ke Tra il Ridg e Tr ail 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 www.stateparks.utah.gov. q o ISAD 0AL y User Fees q Sanpitch Campground dwt Day-use and camping fees apply year-round. Additional fees are charged for golf, canoe rental, and other services. y Pa rki Da ng o m 5 Sanpitch Group Camping Area & Pavilion li Pa to S t e r l i g & Hi g n ay hw Pioneer Parking Area sa a Ro de q s Full e w/ 8 Sitok-up o H Entrance Station Host  d 89 Map Legend q Day Use & Picnicking w r t y o Camping Information Showers Hiking Restrooms d RV Camping s RV Disposal j Golf Playground 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 (801) 538-7220 (877) UT-PARKS (toll free) (801) 538-7458 (TTY) www.stateparks.utah.gov 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 20507-0001. 4/06 35M Printed on recycled paper. Design: Anne Wolfer Design Inc. Palisade State Park PALISADE STATE PARK L 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 Six-Mile Canyon. RECREATION C 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. GOLF GUIDELINES T 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 A 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. PALISADE HISTORY F 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 one campsite. 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 is available. 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 constructed feature. 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.