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Hyrum State Park is a recreational reservoir in Cache County, Utah.


Overview Edit

The park is used for fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking, waterskiing, and swimming.


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This park is administered by Utah State Parks which is a division of Utah Department of Natural Resources. Discover the beauty and history found in the many State parks of Utah. A wide variety of great activities are available including over 2000 campsites.

See also Scouting in Utah.

Local History Edit

The park was named for Hyrum Smith, the brother of LDS church founder Joseph Smith.

The dam creating Hyrum Reservoir was completed in April, 1935, by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.[5] Prior to that, local settlers had dug a 9 miles (14 km) canal from the Little Bear River to the town of Hyrum to irrigate their crops.

Wildlife and Nature Edit

Fish in the reservoir include yellow perch, channel catfish, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and bluegill.

Camping Edit

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Park Recreation Edit

Hyrum State Park's facilities are located at the northern shore of the reservoir, and include 31 RV campsites, restrooms, showers, a ranger station, boat ramp, dock, and trailheads.

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References Edit

  • National Parks of America - an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park (2016 - Parks 100th Anniversay Edition)
  • State Parks of Utah - the state parks are so rich in history, varied in beauty, and abundant in recreational opportunity.
  • Utah's National Parks - 50 popular short hikes where each holds some of the most awe-inspiring geology on the planet. Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery.

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