Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Escalante State Park

Main Attractions
Camping and boating at a scenic reservoir in southern Utah
Large petrified logs and exhibits of dinosaur bones and marine fossils

Location
Located on the west edge of the town of Escalante, approximately 257 miles south of Salt Lake City.
Follow Hwy 12 to the west edge of Escalante and then follow the signs to the park.

Contact Information
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
710 North Reservoir Road
Escalante, UT 84726
(435) 826-4466

Seasons/Open Hours
Open year-round
Summer - 7 am to 10 pm
Winter - 8 am to 10 pm
Holiday Closures: Christmas and New Year's Day

Entrance Fees
$6 day-use permit includes watercraft launches
$3 day-use for Utah seniors 62+
$75 annual pass is available at the park
$35 Senior Adventure (annual) Pass

Escalante State Park

Description
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is located at Wide Hollow Reservoir, a small reservoir that is popular for boating, canoeing, fishing and water sports.

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The park includes a developed campground with RV sites and a nice group area. There is also a pleasant picnic area. On the hill above the campground you can see large petrified logs. A marked hiking trail leads through the petrified forest.

At the Visitor Center you can view displays of plant and marine fossils, petrified wood and fossilized dinosaur bones over 100 million years old.

Activities
Camping
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Picnicking

Camping
Wide Hollow Campground: $16
Lake View RV Campground: $20
Some pull through, some back-in sites with hookups for RVs up to 40 feet

Camping Reservations
Online: ReserveAmerica
800-322-3770 (toll-free from outside the Salt Lake City area)
801-322-3770 (from within the Salt Lake City area)

Facilities
Visitor Center
Campground
RV Sites with hookups
Group camping area
Reservoir with boat ramp
Restrooms
Hiking trails
Picnic area

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