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Steinaker State Park Beaches

Located at an elevation of 5,520 feet, Steinaker State Park has around 31 campsites along with many lake activities on its 820-acre reservoir. Offering all the pleasure and adventure of outdoors recreation it is a heavenly place with sandy beaches that allow wonderful swimming and boating.

Steinaker Reservoir and State Park are situated in the dry foothills of the eastern Uintas. You have pinyon pine, juniper and cottonwoods growing along portions of the shoreline but for the most part this large reservoir is exposed. It is the swimming beach, boat ramp, picnic areas that attract visitors here.

The heavily used camping areas have group picnicking facilities. The surrounding lakeside has swimming beaches, a boat ramp and courtesy docks. Fishing is good for rainbow trout and largemouth bass. You also enjoy biking, hiking, and OHV trails nearby, including the 5 mile hike at the north end of the reservoir to Moonshine Arch.

But of course summers are the time to head for these sandy beaches and besides the swimming and fishing its waterskiing thats thoroughly enjoyed here at Steinaker. The park is seven miles north of Vernal, off Utah Highway 191 in northeastern Utah. Amenities at the park include a boat launching ramp, modern rest rooms, sewage disposal station, individual campsites and two group-use pavilions.

The campgrounds have modern facilities. And you have drinking water, flush toilets and dumping facilities as well. The climate being arid summers are hot and winters of course are cold. Even so temperatures can vary greatly within one day so layered clothing is a handy option. Warm temperatures usually begin in May and last into September. Visitors must carry sunscreen, sunglasses and a brimmed hat to make the most of their time out here.