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Overview of Millsite State Park

Millsite State Park is nestled on the fringe of the Manti-La Sal National Forest and the desert, offering a blend of juniper woodland, sandstone formations, and expansive views. This Utah state park is centered around Millsite Reservoir and is located near the quiet town of Ferron.

Camping Information

Reservation System:

  • Most campsites at Millsite State Park are available for reservation. Reservations can be made through the Utah State Parks reservation system, either online or by phone.
  • It's advisable to book reservations well in advance, especially for peak seasons such as summer weekends.

Campsites:

  • Millsite State Park generally offers a variety of campground options including tent sites, RV hookups, and possibly group sites. Specific amenities and the number of sites can vary, so it's best to check the current details.
  • Sites are typically equipped with picnic tables, fire pits, and nearby restroom facilities. Some sites may also offer utility hookups for RVs.

Fees:

  • There will be a nightly fee for camping, which varies depending on the type of site and its amenities. There may also be additional fees for extra vehicles.

Facilities and Amenities:

  • The park usually provides bathrooms with flush toilets and may offer showers.
  • Drinking water is generally available throughout the campground.
  • Some areas of the park might feature a dump station for RVs.

Activities

Recreational Opportunities:

  • Boating and Fishing: Millsite Reservoir is known for excellent trout and bluegill fishing, and boating is a popular activity on the lake.
  • Golfing: Adjacent to the park is a challenging 18-hole golf course with spectacular views of the surrounding area.
  • Hiking: There are trails for hikers of all skill levels, including paths that lead to stunning overlooks and through the surrounding desert landscapes.
  • Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Riding: The nearby mountains provide numerous trails for OHV enthusiasts.

Regulations

  • Campfires: Campfires are generally allowed in designated fire pits, although fire restrictions can be imposed based on the current fire danger.
  • Pets: Pets are often welcome but must be kept on a leash.
  • Quiet Hours: Most state parks enforce quiet hours starting from late evening to early morning.
  • Wildlife: As with many natural areas, it's important to not feed wildlife and to securely store food to avoid attracting animals to campsites.

Safety and Conservation

  • Weather Precautions: Campers should be prepared for varying conditions and bring appropriate gear for cooler nights, especially outside of summer months.
  • Leave No Trace: Campers are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles to help preserve the park's natural beauty.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Since the park is somewhat remote, it's wise to have a plan for medical emergencies and to know the location of the nearest hospital or clinic.

Conclusion

Millsite State Park offers a peaceful retreat with a blend of recreational activities and the beauty of both the forest and desert environments. Campers looking for a serene outdoor experience will find this park to be a fitting destination. However, due to seasonal variations and potential changes to park policies and amenities, it's crucial to check the most recent information from the state park website or contact park officials ahead of your visit.

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