Lost Creek State Park
Find your quiet place in this primitive camper’s paradise.
Once a hidden gem, a 365-surface-acre reservoir is now Lost Creek State Park. About 15 miles north of Croydon in Morgan County, it’s a popular spot — to those in the know — for fishing and gentle boating. Designated a state park in 2021, the secluded spot includes a boat ramp and pit toilets. And that’s about it.
It’s perfect if you’re seeking quietude. You can camp, fish, paddleboard, kayak and swim. When it’s time to trade in your bucket hat for a beanie, bundle up for some waterfowl hunting and ice fishing.
Before You Go
While algae is common in any body of water, algal blooms occur when there is a large accumulation of cyanobacteria. Sound gross? Yep, and harmful to both humans and their pets. Be sure to check on possible blooms before dipping your toes in. And if you see any while you’re out there enjoying Lost Creek — or any of Utah’s lakes and ponds — be a good neighbor and report it. The world needs more happy campers.
In the winter months, the snow can get deep in the area. While the road to the reservoir dam is usually plowed, verify current conditions before heading out.
You can pay the Lost Creek entry fee with cash (no credit cards) at the iron ranger stations or online using the QR code on park signage. Service may be patchy, though. It’s better to pay the entrance fee online and bring a screenshot of your receipt. Currently there are no camping reservations.
Day Use: $10 per day, per vehicle (up to eight passengers)
Overnight Camping: $20 per night (pay in person)
- Fires allowed only in park-installed fire pits
- No camping permitted in day-use areas
- Camping spots are first come, first served
- Remove all trash: pack it in, pack it out
- Modern campgrounds
- Spaces for campers/recreational vehicles
- Vault toilets
- Boat ramp
Lost Creek State Park, Utah, is about 70 miles from Salt Lake City. Take Interstate 15 north to Weber County, then head east on Interstate 84. The park’s elevation is 6,000 feet.