Rockport Reservoir facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRockport Reservoir
|Location||Summit County, Utah,
|Primary inflows||Weber River|
|Primary outflows||Weber River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||1,080 acres (440 ha)|
|Water volume||2.4 square miles (6.2 km2)|
|Surface elevation||5,955 feet (1,815 m)|
The reservoir was named for the former town of Rockport, which it completely submerged in the 1950s.
Wanship Dam is a 175 feet (53 m) high embankment dam. It has a crest length of 2,015 feet (614 m). It was built as part of the Weber Basin project between 1954 and 1957.
Rockport State Park is a 550-acre (2.2 km2) state park. The park is used for fishing, waterskiing, swimming, and boating on Rockport Reservoir. There are eight campgrounds, featuring a total of 36 RV sites, and 86 tent sites. A cross-country skiing trail is available during the winter.
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