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Willard Bay is a man-made fresh water reservoir in the Great Salt Lake, in northern Utah. The bay was separated from the Great Salt Lake in 1964, and has since served as a source of irrigation, drinking water, and recreation for the northern Wasatch Front metro area. Willard Bay State Park is located on the eastern shore of Willard Bay. It features two state-owned facilities. The north marina is 15 miles (24 km) north of Ogden. It has 62 campsites, restrooms, showers, full RV hook-ups, and seasonal/transient boat slip rentals. The south marina is 8 miles (13 km) north of Ogden. It is only open April through October, and features 30 campsites with restrooms, 24 of which have full hookups.
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Willard Bay SP https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/willard-bay/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Bay Willard Bay is a man-made fresh water reservoir in the Great Salt Lake, in northern Utah. The bay was separated from the Great Salt Lake in 1964, and has since served as a source of irrigation, drinking water, and recreation for the northern Wasatch Front metro area. Willard Bay State Park is located on the eastern shore of Willard Bay. It features two state-owned facilities. The north marina is 15 miles (24 km) north of Ogden. It has 62 campsites, restrooms, showers, full RV hook-ups, and seasonal/transient boat slip rentals. The south marina is 8 miles (13 km) north of Ogden. It is only open April through October, and features 30 campsites with restrooms, 24 of which have full hookups.
WILLARD BAY STATE PARK F ish, camp, picnic, and bird watch at Willard Bay State Park, built alongside the Arthur Watkins Reservoir, one of the state’s most popular destinations for water recreation. The wide, open country surrounding Willard Bay provides for panoramic views of Utah’s majestic mountains and Great Salt Lake. TH I NGS TO DO PLANTS AND ANIMALS W C Winter day-use facilities are open for visitors viewing nesting eagles or ice-fishing on Watkins Reservoir. Cottonwood Campground remains open with full utilities for hearty campers. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, enjoy the annual Fantasy at the Bay holiday light display. Adults and children alike enjoy this spectacular holiday light festival. PARK HISTORY W illard Bay is a freshwater reservoir built on the flood plain of Great Salt Lake. A 15.5-mile rock dike surrounds the reservoir, separating the two water bodies. The reservoir was developed by the Bureau of Reclamation to provide irrigation water to farmers, but also provides recreation for more than 200,000 visitors annually. Construction of the dike, which is named after Utah Senator Arthur V. Watkins, began in the early 1950s and was completed in 1964. Willard Bay was established as a state park in 1966. ottonwood, Russian olive, and willow trees provide shade and beauty, and a variety of native brushes and grasses fill the landscape. Watch eagles, hawks, herons, and owls, which are just a few of the 200 species of birds that live in or near the park. Some species are long-term residents while others rest briefly during their migration. In addition to birds and waterfowl, wildlife watchers may also view a variety of different animals including deer, fox, muskrat, and squirrels. illow and Cottonwood campgrounds, two marinas, several day-use areas, and wide sandy beaches provide opportunities to enjoy the sun and water during warmer months. More than 10,000 surface acres of water provide for boating, waterskiing, and sailing. At an elevation of 4,200 feet, the reservoir is one of the state’s best warmwater fisheries with walleye, crappie, catfish, wipers and some smallmouth bass. GUIDELINES Please observe these regulations to ensure that everyone’s visit is pleasant: other natural features in state parks are protected. It is unlawful to remove, alter, or destroy them. Camping - Camp only in designated areas. Each permit covers one vehicle and any attached recreational equipment. Up to eight people are allowed in a campsite. Boat ramp and picnic areas are for day-use only. Firearms - Possession or use of firearms, traps or other devices capable of launching projectiles 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 in the legal pursuit of wildlife or 3) being used by authorized enforcement officers in the performance of official duties. Off-highway vehicles (OHV) - Contact park personnel for nearby riding opportunities. OHV riding is not permitted in the park. Fires - Campfires may be built in designated areas. All campsites provide fire pits and grills. Firewood is not available at the park. Picnickers and campers should bring appropriate fuel. Pets - Pets are allowed in most Utah state parks, but must be kept on a maximum six-foot leash. Only service animals are admitted in park buildings. Pets are not permitted on Eagle Beach. Please keep your pets under control, and be sure to pick up after them. Plants and animals - All plants, animals, minerals, and Fireworks - Explosives, fireworks or firecrackers are strictly prohibited. Vandalism - It is unlawful to mutilate or deface any natural or constructed feature or structure. Please help keep our park beautiful. Waste water - It is unlawful to dump or to drain water from campers or trailers onto the ground or into lakes or streams. Most developed parks provide sanitary disposal stations. Quiet hours - 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. RESERVATIONS Group-use reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance. Individual campsite reservations are accepted a minimum of two days in advance of arrival date and up to 18 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, or online at www.stateparks.utah.gov. Reservations are always recommended. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. USER FEES Day-use and camping fees are charged. An additional fee is charged for reservations. Utah State Parks ty Ci igh am Ci ty 2 Office � 315 Exit 357 Fee Station Willow Creek & Cottonwood Campground h o qw cs d r Wiper Cove North Marina oq y x c Fremont Cove Beaver Bay to 15 to O ity 2 C rd o3 c v Pelican Beach o3 v illa Eagle Beach W gd en 2 89 Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220 (877) UT-PARKS (801) 538-7458 (TT
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Utah T R AV E L G U I D E 225 miles to Boise 230 miles to Yellowstone Sawtooth National Forest 155 miles to Grand Teton GARDEN CIT Y 15 84 Bear Lake 89 LOGAN R ANDOLPH GOLDEN SPIKE NTL. HISTORIC PARK 30 15 39 BRIGHAM CIT Y Cache National Forest OGDEN Great Salt Lake 400 miles to Reno 84 EVANSTON FLAMING GORGE NTL. REC. AREA 150 80 SALT LAKE CITY 191 80 WENDOVER 215 K AMA S PARK CIT Y Uinta National Forest TOOELE Wasatch National Forest TIMPANOGOS CAVE NTL. MONUMENT Utah Lake 36 DINOSAUR NTL. MONUMENT VERNAL HEBER CIT Y 35 191 40 PROVO 40 300 miles to Denver ive r DUCHESNE Wasatch National Forest 89 Ashley National Forest Manti-La Sal National Forest Gr Uinta National Forest ee nR 191 6 PRICE 31 6 15 Fishlake National Forest 12 miles to Great Basin 50 JURASSIC NTL. MONUMENT MANTI 28 C A STLE DALE 6 10 257 FILLMORE 70 RICHFIELD GREEN RIVER 70 ARCHES NATIONAL PARK 24 Fishlake National Forest 24 30 miles to Grand Junction 191 128 MOAB 21 CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK 15 89 62 BEAVER Manti-La Sal National Forest 24 CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK TORREY 95 89 CEDAR CIT Y PANGUITCH 276 ESC AL ANTE 12 CEDAR BREAKS NTL. MONUMENT Dixie National Forest MONTICELLO 491 Manti-La Sal National Forest NATURAL BRIDGES NTL. MONUMENT BL ANDING GLEN CANYON NTL. REC. AREA BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK ZION NATIONAL PARK 9 95 K ANAB 180 miles to Grand Canyon To request a free Official Utah Highway Map, please contact the Utah Department of Transportation at 801-965-4000 or the Utah Office of Tourism at 801-538-1900 89 GRAND STAIRCASE– ESCALANTE NTL. MONUMENT Lake Powell 55 miles to Mesa Verde HOVENWEEP NTL. MONUMENT BEARS 261 EARS NTL. MONUMENT BLUFF SPRINGDALE ST. GEORGE 110 miles to Las Vegas ve r Ri Dixie National Forest Dixie National Forest PAROWAN 191 12 Co lo ra do 130 MONUMENT VALLEY National Forest MEXIC AN HAT 162 Four Corners Area FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT National Park State Park TRAVEL GUIDE CONTENTS FOREVER MIGHTY® PAGE 2 Forever Mighty means preparing for the outdoors and traveling mindfully. Use these resources to help you plan and prepare for your visit. THE BUCKET LIST PAGE 4 Ride with bison, raft the West’s best whitewater, rappel down slot canyons, then hook a trophy trout — and your vacation is just getting started. Fulfill — or create — your Utah Bucket List with these nine unforgettable adventures. GETTING HERE & AROUND PAGE 10 Getting to Utah is easy, and with a little know-how, getting around is also a breeze. Traveling in Utah means falling in love with Utah. SALT LAKE CITY & THE WASATCH FRONT PAGE 12 You think you know Salt Lake? Immerse yourself in the experiences that truly define this vibrant city and the greater Wasatch Front. DINING GUIDE 3 4 5 6 7 PAGE 16 Get to know the sophisticated culinary side of Utah with help from a renowned dining critic. This roundup is a mere stepping off point of can’t-miss eateries from Salt Lake City and around the state. THE GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH ® PAGE 24 Zip up your coat, then point your skis or board down your choice of nearly 1,000 runs at 14 ski resorts. Repeat. This is your guide to getting here, getting around and making the most of winter on your Utah ski vacation. TOP RATED UTAH PAGE 30 Travelers to Utah love their experiences so much they can’t resist sharing them with the world. Here are several top attractions trending on TripAdvisor that deserve a spot on your vacation itinerary. PARKS & OUTDOORS PAGE 36 Your adventure starts with The Mighty 5 national parks. It continues with multiple national monuments, recreation areas and state parks plus vast stretches of national forest and open lands filling the space between them. ® SCENIC BYWAYS PAGE 50 The lure of the open road is strong in Utah. No matter where you drive here, there’s a scenic way to get where you’re going. These seven scenic byways will fill your eyes with Utah’s iconic visual splendor. HERITAGE & ARTS PAGE 56 Utah has a variety of art and history destinations, as well as a vibrant art, theater, film, festival and music scene. Utah’s pioneer and indigenous heritage is the foundation, and our uniquely contemporary offerings include a thriving Olympic spirit, inspiring earth art and rural artist communities. BEFORE YOU GO & RESOURCES PAGE 64 Traveling to Utah is an adventure. It helps to come prepared, always with a little knowledge, sometimes with gear and supplies. Here are a few tips to help you start planning and packing for Utah. Join us in keeping Utah FOREVER MIGHTY ® Utah welcomes all adventurers who care for people and place. As you travel through Utah, we ask you to: BE PREPARED FOR THE OUTDOORS BE MINDFUL OF THE PLACES YOU VISIT Forever Mighty means knowing how to Leave No Trace in the outdoors, support local EXVLQHVVHVWUDYHOVDIHO\LQUHPRWHDUHDVQRWRYHUFURZGGHVWLQDWLRQVDQGLQŴXHQFH for good on social media. TRAVEL TIP #1: TRAVEL TI
Utah is the place where prehistory intersects with the enduring spirit of the Old West. Wild, adventure-rich places cradle vibrant urban centers. With interstates and airplanes, the world can feel pretty small. On Utah’s designated scenic byways, the world feels grand; its horizons seem infinite. As you drive through Utah, you’ll inevitably encounter many of the state’s scenic byways. In total, Utah’s distinct topography provides the surface for 27 scenic byways, which add up to hundreds of miles of vivid travel experiences wherein the road trip is as memorable as the destination. Utah’s All-American Road: Scenic Byway 12 headlines the network of top roads thanks to landscapes and heritage unlike anywhere else in the nation. All of Utah’s scenic byways are explorative journeys filled with trailheads, scenic overlooks, museums, local flavors and vibrant communities where you can stop for the night or hook up your RV. Not sure where to start? In the following pages, you’ll discover monumental upheavals of exposed rock strata among multiple national and state parks along the All-American Road (pg. 4); dense concentrations of fossils along Dinosaur Diamond (pg. 8); and the blazing red cliffs and deep blue waters of Flaming Gorge–Uintas (pg. 12) — and that’s just in the first three highlighted byways. Your journey continues down two dozen additional byways, arranged north to south. Best of all, these byways access an outdoor adventureland you can hike, fish, bike, raft, climb and explore from sunup to sundown — then stay up to welcome the return of the Milky Way. But get some sleep. There’s more road ahead. Vicki Varela Managing Director, Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding 2 Bear Lake GARDEN CITY 15 84 1 LOGAN 30 16 BRIGHAM CITY 3 15 5 OGDEN Great Salt Lake 80 84 4 Flaming Gorge MANILA ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK SALT LAKE CITY 80 WENDOVER 150 11 191 PARK CITY 6 196 DINOSAUR NTL. MONUMENT VERNAL 7 TOOELE 8 35 40 PROVO Utah Lake 9 DUCHESNE 40 TIMPANOGOS CAVE NTL. MONUMENT 12 191 6 ' ,, ' ' , .. ... - ,. r - ...- .... 89 96 Ri v er 10 6 Gr e en PRICE 31 15 6 89 28 191 MANTI CASTLE DALE 50 6 100 GREEN RIVER 10 FILLMORE 257 70 70 RICHFIELD ARCHES NATIONAL PARK 24 24 13 16 GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK 25 MOAB 313 15 89 15 LOA 62 BEAVER CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK 17 14 24 HANKSVILLE CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK TORREY 95 18 23 89 24 191 211 Co lo ra do 130 12 ve r 20 Ri 21 BOULDER PAROWAN CEDAR CITY 21 15 27 95 276 22 ZION NATIONAL PARK 59 89 NATURAL BRIDGES NTL. MONUMENT BLANDING 95 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK 9 ST. GEORGE 12 19 26 SNOW CANYON STATE PARK ESCALANTE 143 20 MONTICELLO PANGUITCH HOVENWEEP NTL. MONUMENT 25 276 GRAND STAIRCASE–ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT 261 BLUFF 163 491 SPRINGDALE KANAB MEXICAN HAT 89 Lake Powell MONUMENT VALLEY 191 FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT 160 ~ National Forest ~ National Park/Monument • City Paved Road Unpaved Road = Interstate -------- 1. Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway 2. Bear Lake Scenic Byway 3. Ogden River Scenic Byway 4. Great Salt Lake Legacy Parkway 5. Mirror Lake Scenic Byway 6. Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway 7. Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway 8. Provo Canyon Scenic Byway 9. Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway 10. Energy Loop: Huntington & Eccles Canyon Ntl. Scenic Byway 11. Flaming Gorge–Uintas National Scenic Byway 12. Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway–Ntl. Scenic Byway 13. Dead Horse Mesa Scenic Byway 14. Potash–Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway --- ----- 15. Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway 16. Fish Lake Scenic Byway 17. Capitol Reef Country Scenic Byway 18. Scenic Byway 12 All-American Road 19. Utah’s Patchwork Parkway National Scenic Byway 20. Cedar Breaks Scenic Byway 21. Markagunt High Plateau Scenic Byway 22. Mount Carmel Scenic Byway 23. Bicentennial Highway 24. Indian Creek Scenic Byway 25. Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway 26. Kolob Fingers Road Scenic Byway 27. Zion Park Scenic Byway GUIDE CONTENTS HIGHLIGHTS DINOSAUR DIAMOND PREHISTORIC HIGHWAY NATIONAL SCENIC BY WAY PAGE 08 ALL-AMERICAN ROAD: SCENIC BYWAY 12 PAGE 04 Thor’s Hammer, Bryce Canyon National Park | Larry Price Look for the Geocaching logo throughout this guide to see how many caches are placed on or near each byway Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum, Vernal | Mark Osler FLAMING GORGE – UINTAS NATIONAL SCENIC BY WAY PAGE 12 Flaming Gorge | Dan Ransom ~I Explore more road trips and itineraries at visitutah.com/itineraries .__ ________ 02 visitutah.com/scenicbyways __J The Hogsback, All-American Highway: Scenic Byway 12 | Michael Kunde NORTH TO SOUTH LOGAN CANYON TO OGDEN RIVER SCENIC BY WAY LOOP 16 GREAT SALT LAKE LEGACY PARKWAY SCENIC BY WAY 20 MIRROR LAKE SCENIC BY WAY 21 BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON SCENIC BY WAY 22 LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON SCENIC BY WAY 23 PROVO RIVER SCENIC BY WAY 24 NEBO LOOP