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Five state parks ideal for camping, picnicing


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There is a big interest in rock climbing in the area.

Home to five state parks, Castle Country offers a myriad of different camping, picnicking and sightseeing opportunities.

Green River State Park,

Green River State Park, off I-70 provides boating, kayaking, canoeing and fishing along the world famous Green River. Camping facilities are available at the 63-acre park with 42 units, rest rooms, hot showers, small amphitheater, sewage dump station and a boat ramp. Enjoy day trips to the rugged canyons once explored by Major John Wesley Powell, or spend a day on the golf course.

Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park, off State Highway 24 and I-70, is a part of the San Rafael Swell and provides a look at nature's sense of humor as you gaze at eerie shapes of rocks against a background of high desert mountains. There are well marked hiking traits through this valley of unique rock sculptures carved by wind and water for millions of years. Nearby are popular slot canyons and traces of early Indian and mining activity. The park has a 21 -unit campground with all amenities.

Huntington State Park

Huntington State Park, off State Highway 10 surrounds a lake waiting for boating, water sports, fishing and relaxing under a huge shade tree. The reservoir is one of Utah's finest warm water fisheries. Only 10 minutes from high mountain country on one side and intense desert beauty on the other, this park offers a central location to experience the best of Castle Country.

Millsite State Park

Millsite State Park off State Highway 10 near Ferron offers a great mountain camping experience near a clear fishing stream surrounded by high green mountains and craggy peaks. Twenty campsites, several picnic sites, pavilions, fire pits and all the amenities, including boat ramp and docks are part of this beautiful vacation destination.

Scofield State Park

Scofield State Park off Highway 96 provides views of the dazzling reservoir surrounded by tall pines and green meadows. Two developed camp grounds and a day area, along with boating facilities make this area charming and user friendly. A paradise for fishing and boating fun, the reservoir is home to Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout and Brown trout. Many streams also beckon the fishing enthusiast.


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