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Millsite Reservoir


Millsite Reservoir
Millsite Reservoir
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Last checked for updates: 1/21/2020

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Come and enjoy our newly remodeled campground.

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made through Reserve America. Reservations CANNOT be made through the State Park phone line. You can make reservations 4 months in advance, but not within 48 hours of your arrival.

All of the campsites have been remodeled as of fall of 2018.
Sites 1-10 are very similar to what you remember from the past.
Sites 11-20 NOW HAVE ELECTRICITY HOOKUPS. They sites are larger to accommodate modern RV size.

Day-Use: Open
Launch Ramp: Closed
Campground: Closed
Campground Water: Turned off for the season
Water Temp: Low 30s
Water Level: 39% Full
Fishing Conditions: Average
Ice Conditions: 6 inches (Ice formed overnight on December 16th)

Ice is Never 100% Safe! — Do not judge ice safety on thickness alone. Ice does not form or maintain a uniform thickness. Snow, wind, slush, temperature, and other factors can cause ice thickness and strength to vary greatly, even within inches. Recreate on ice at your own risk and verify ice thickness as you head out

**The showers and restrooms have been winterized for the season. A vault restroom is available for your convenience.**
Last Updated: January 18, 2020

Millsite Reservoir is in Castle Valley (Emery Country) at the mouth of Ferron Canyon. It is a large impoundment of a midelevation desert at its interface with high, mountainous plateaus. It is one of several large reservoirs on the east slopes of the high plateaus of central Utah, so it does not receive a great deal of recreational use, although there is a state park at the facility. High bluffs at the mouth of Ferron Canyon provide a spectacular backdrop to the reservoir.

The reservoir was built in 1974 by the construction of an earth-fill dam. The shoreline is owned by a number of different agencies, including the BLM, the State of Utah, the Ferron Canal and Reservoir Company, and possibly some private individuals. Public access is somewhat restricted. Water is consumed for irrigation, but also used for recreation and coldwater aquatic habitat. Millsite is a state park, located west of Utah Hwy. 10 in Ferron City on Canyon Road (100 South).

Facilities include a boat launch, picnic pavilions, showers, flush toilets, drinking water, a sandy beach, and 20 campsites. An intriguing nine hole golf course is adjacent to the park.

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Some information courtesy State of Utah