Your park fees provide for the care, protection and
enhancement of this park.
Please observe the following park regulations
to ensure everyone’s visit is pleasant.
Summer: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open year-round with no holiday closures.
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 a
campsite. Boat ramp and picnic areas are for
Fires – Campfires may be built in specified
areas only and gathering firewood is
Fireworks – Fireworks or firecrackers are
prohibited in state parks.
Pets – Pets are allowed in state parks, but
must be on a maximum six-foot leash. Service
animals are the only animals admitted in park
buildings. Pets are not permitted on developed
beaches. For safety and courtesy, please keep
pets under control and clean up after them.
Off-highway vehicles – Contact park personnel
for nearby riding opportunities.
Located 12 miles north of Vernal on Highway 191.
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Parking – Park only in designated parking areas.
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.
Speed limit – The speed limit within all park
areas is 15 m.p.h.
Wastewater – It is unlawful to dump or drain water
from campers or trailers onto the ground or into
lakes and streams. A sanitary disposal station is
provided for registered campers.
4335 N Highway 191
Vernal, UT 84078
Utah State Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 146001
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001
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 generations.
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Quiet hours – 10 p.m. to 7 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.
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Utah State Parks
ike to 200-million-year-old dinosaur
tracks, boat and fish on Red Fleet
Reservoir, and camp or picnic in a
campground overlooking a sandstone
and desert landscape. Fish for largemouth bass, bluegill, rainbow and brown
trout. Red Fleet is a destination in itself
and a great location for discovery of
The park name was inspired by three
large sandstone outcrops jutting up
from the water as if a fleet of ships.
Comprised of two formations, the bow
and deck of the “ships” are formed by the
Chinle Formation, with the upper turrets
composed of Nugget Sandstone.
Red Fleet Dinosaur Tracks
wo hundred million years ago, this area
looked like the Sahara Desert. Like the
Sahara, the area had oases of shallow
desert lakes called playas. Dinosaurs
journeyed to the small playas among the
dunes. We know this from the tracks they
left behind in the wet sand. Hundreds of
dinosaur tracks now lay exposed in the
A three-mile, round-trip trail leads to the dinosaur
track site. The hike covers varied terrain and
is strenuous with a lot of uphill and downhill
segments. Best viewing of tracks is early morning
or late afternoon. Tracks are difficult to see when
the sun is directly overhead.
Red Fleet Reservoir is one of Utah’s prime
fisheries. Particularly noteworthy are rainbow and
brown trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass.
Red Fleet State Park - Campground
Red Fleet Reservoir
Disturbing or removing rock from this area is
prohibited. Please leave the dinosaur footprints
for other visitors to enjoy. Report any vandalism to
a park ranger.
To reach the tracks, travel north one mile on
Highway 191. Turn right at the sign and drive 2.3
miles to the trailhead. Take drinking water.
Plants and Animals
uniper, sagebrush, native grasses, and cactus
dominate the area. Red Fleet is also home
to mammals such as rabbits, ground squirrels,
bobcats, badgers, coyotes, and mule deer. Golden
eagles can be seen sunning themselves on
sandstone cliffs. Other birds include magpies,
mountain bluebirds, pinion jays, hawks, vultures,
owls, and an occasional osprey. Bald eagles visit
the area during winter months.
Things to Do
ocal boaters refer to the 750-acre Red Fleet
Reservoir as Little Lake Powell. Spectacular
sandstone cliffs and secluded sandy beaches
await. Boating, waterskiing, and swimming
are popular activities during summer months.
Swimmers should use caution, as water may be
extremely deep just off shore. Jumping or diving
from rocks or cliffs is prohibited. Canoe and kayak
rentals are available at the park.
eservations are available for individual
campsites. Reservations may be made a
minimum of two days in advance of arrival date and
up to 16 weeks in advance from park check-out date.
To make a reservation, call (801) 322-3770 within
Salt Lake City or toll-free 1 (800) 322-3770.
Reservations are always recommended. Unreserved
sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
ay-use and camping fees are charged. An
additional fee is charged for reservations.
Day-use Picnic Table
Camping Picnic Table
Fish Cleaning Station
*Sites 18 thru 22 have full hookups
with 30-20 amp service.
To U.S. 191 and Vernal