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East Canyon State Park (U.S.)

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The night sky over covered wagons on display at East Canyon State Park in Utah, U.S., evokes conditions when pioneers passed through the area in the mid-nineteenth century. Photo by Ryan Andreasen.

Designated

2020

Category

International Dark Sky Park

Address

5535 South Highway 66
Morgan, UT 84050 USA

Contact

Chris Haramoto
Website
Tel.: +1 801 829 6866

Land Area

1.08 km2

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About

East Canyon State Park is situated in a narrow-walled canyon about 30 kilometers northeast of the Salt Lake City, Utah, metro area. The centerpiece feature of the park is a 246-hectare reservoir formed by damming East Canyon Creek as part of the Weber Basin Project in the mid-1960s. The park’s daytime amenities include boating, fishing, camping, and hiking, including parts of the nearby the nearby Mormon Pioneer Trail. By night the park is an important source of darkness for stargazers and nocturnal wildlife alike, and park staff offer regular night-sky programs and outreach to visitors.

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