Steinaker State Park facts for kids
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IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Steinaker Dam and Reservoir
|Location||Uintah, Utah, United States|
|Area||2,283 acres (9.24 km2)|
|Elevation||5,500 ft (1,700 m)|
|Visitors||91434 (in 2011)|
|Operator||Utah State Parks|
Steinaker State Park opened to the public in 1964. It lies at an elevation of 5,500 feet (1,700 m) in northeastern Utah, south of the Uinta Mountains. The climate is arid with hot summers and cold winters. Plant life at the park includes juniper, cacti, and sagebrush. Wildlife includes badgers, bobcats, coyotes, deer, and rabbits. Birds include golden eagles, hawks, bluebirds, vultures, owls, and osprey.
Steinaker State Park is named for John Steinaker, a member of a pioneer family of the region.
Steinaker is popular for swimming, fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Year-round park facilities include a sand beach, boat launching ramp, restrooms, 31 RV campsites, two group-use pavilions, and sewage disposal, and fish cleaning stations. Nearby attractions include Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, and Red Fleet and Utah Field House of Natural History state parks.
Steinaker Dam is a 162-foot-high (49 m), 1,997-foot-long (609 m) earthfill dam. The reservoir is fed by Ashley Creek, and is part of the CUP-Vernal Unit project. It was constructed between 1959 and 1962.
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