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Piute State Park
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Piute, Utah, United States
Area 40 acres (16 ha)
Elevation 5,900 ft (1,800 m)
Established 1963
Visitors 17531 (in 2011)
Operator Utah State Parks

Piute State Park is a Utah state park. It is located just north of Junction. This park is a primitive area; there are no facilities. Piute offers camping, swimming, boating, and fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout.

History

Robert D. Young, who also built the nearby Otter Creek dam, built Piute Reservoir on the main fork of the Sevier River in 1908. Both the reservoir and county are named for the Native Americans who dominated this area at one time. The state legislature changed the original spelling, from Paiute (the Native American people), to Piute.

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