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Rockport State Park, Peoa

#194 of 209 in Nature in Utah
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Rockport State Park is a popular reservoir and campground located 15 miles east of Park City. Activities include fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, paddle boarding, and camping.

The Rockport area was colonized in 1860. It was named for the rock fort built to protect settlers from Indian uprisings. About 200 people lived there until the land was purchased in 1957 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for construction of the Wanship Dam. Rockport Reservoir is about three miles long and one-half mile wide. At an elevation of over 6,000 feet, it covers more than 500 acres.

Many wildlife species call Rockport home. They include mule deer, chipmunks, jackrabbits, cottontails, yellowbelly marmots, badgers, raccoons, weasels, fox and Uinta ground squirrels. Elk, moose, coyote, bobcat and cougar live in the area, but are seldom seen.

Rockport State Park opened to the public as a state park in 1966.

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  • We took a camping trip mid-august to Rockport state park and had overall, fun and good experience. We stayed at campground #4 at the Riverside campground location which was about 5-ish mile drive to.....  more »
  • Love fishing Rockport. Watch out for ticks in the earlier hotter months. Will be getting cold there very soon. Been catching big trout off the rocks on the west side along the road with green power bait. If u can cast far enough Domino's work well too.
  • Really enjoyed our family day at the lake. Liked it better then Willard bay. Day use is smaller though, but water was closer to shore. But I think I like pineview reservoir better tho. But day was nice, the light rain didn't scare us away like some people, so after it cleared up, less people on the beach. 😊

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