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Red Fleet State Park, Vernal

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
Red Fleet State Park is a state park of Utah, United States, featuring a 750acre reservoir and a fossil trackway of dinosaur footprints. The park is located 10mi north of Vernal.GeographyRed Fleet State Park lies at an elevation of 5500ft in northeastern Utah, immediately south of the Uinta Mountains. The climate is arid with hot summers and cold winters. Surrounded by red slick rock formations, the park got its name from three large Navajo sandstone outcrops that look like a fleet of ships as they jut up from the reservoir.Plant life at the park includes juniper, various cacti, and sagebrush.Wildlife includes badgers, bobcat, coyote, deer, and rabbit. Birds include golden eagles, hawks, bluebirds, vultures, owls, and osprey.
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  • If you just want to enjoy a hike, take the 2 mile trail over to the lake and enjoy the view. If you're looking for dinosaur tracks, don't bother. The tracks have evidently been mostly obliterated by w...  read more »
  • A nice place for a short break in transit, but actually a campsite. Impressive landscape with information boards about the environment.
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  • We stopped there to do a bit of kayaking. It was a worthwhile diversion on our trip. One side of the loading dock was blocked off, so boaters had to queue up to load and unload. It wasn't a problem fo...  read more »
  • Extremely disappointed in this "park". We were supposed to stay here 2 nights. We arrived after hours the 1st night to find no paperwork or map left for us as every other state park & private rv park does for late checkin. We drove around this "park" and it is nothing but a boat ramp with a parking lot! They turned parking spaces into "camping". You literally pulled into a parking space that they numbered and called "camping". We left and found a hotel room and choose to go to CO for the rest of our vacation. I do NOT recommend this park for any camping or families.
  • It was a fun trail but a little hard for my 3 year old. Beautiful scenery and fun adventure for the kids to follow the dinosaur tracks! Would recommend going early to beat the heat.
  • Nice fishing.
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