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Red Fleet State Park, Vernal

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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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  • We really enjoyed our day at Red Fleet. It is a very pretty park and the trail to see the Dino prints is well marked and a fun trail. The lake is beautiful and the campground and bathrooms are spotles...  more »
  • I love seeing dinosaur tracks and bones, however, I have to admit I was a little disappointed after hiking to see them. It appears that many are no longer there based on the 'map' that they had. We di...  more »
  • Basically the park is a large reservoir surrounded by red rock formations and desert scrub. The scenery is beautiful with the added bonus of a treasure of fossils from a long dry shallow sea with hund...  more »
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  • This place is very quiet and beautiful. I couldn't stop taking pictures. But it is not the same as seeing with the naked eyes. I went on a warm day in the winter. There was some snow so it was a little slippery and a little bit muddy but not that bad.
  • Been here for training a couple of times and the water has been great to swim in. Cheap to get in and the times we have been there it wasn't crowded at all. So we claimed a dock piece that was in the middle of a gulf type structure and swam all day. Lots off fun would highly recommend going.
  • $8 to enter, $15 to rent a kayak single or double, five minutes rowing take you across to the swim spot, where a giant slope rock of 9 tracks footprints can be seen and a good size cave full of swallow nest. Fun swim spot! Don't go there when swallow are home or they will dive bomb you.
  • Got to this lakeby doing the dinosaur hike. We had a great view!
  • Gem. Truly a hidden gem. Love this place.
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