Escalante State Park

Quick Facts

Escalante State Park

Utah

(435) 826-4466

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Things To Do

Overview

Escalante State Park features colorful deposits of mineralized wood and dinosaur bones. The 130-acre Wide Hollow Reservoir on the park's boundary adds water recreation and fishing. OHV riding areas are closeby. The park is located 1.5 miles from the quiet western town of Escalante off State Route 12. Facilities include a visitor center, 22-unit campground, modern rest rooms with showers, sanitary disposal station and interpretive trail. Please do not remove any petrified wood from the park - some say the wood is haunted and removing a piece brings the taker nothing but bad luck. It's also illegal.

Map of Escalante (UT)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.789044, -111.630434

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Contact park regarding bicycle usage.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Auto/motorcycle touring permitted.

  • Camping

    Over 20 sites are available with RV compatible sites. Sites also have picnic tables, vault toilets, group sites, water, and modern bathrooms with showers.

  • Fishing

    Anglers fish for rainbow trout

  • Hiking

    Two established trails wind through vast deposits of some of the most beautiful petrified wood found anywhere, with some pieces measuring nearly five feet wide! Please wear sturdy walking shoes and sunscreen, and carry plenty of drinking water.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged.

  • Water Sports

    Fishing is a popular water sport.

  • Winter Sports

    Ice fishing and camping are still available in winter months.

Directions

Driving

One mile west of the town of Escalante on Utah 12.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(435) 826-4466

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