Hyrum State Park


Hyrum Reservoir at Hyrum State Park
Hyrum Reservoir at Hyrum State Park
Along a short trail at Hyrum State Park

Hyrum State Park (265 acres) is centered around the Hyrum Reservoir (450 acres) within the city limits of Hyrum. Everything "Hyrum" around here is named for Hyrum Smith, brother of Joseph Smith, founder of the LDS Church.

Hyrum is located about 8 miles south of Logan in the Cache Valley of northern Utah. When the town was first settled by Mormon pioneers, the area was a bit water-challenged, so they hand-dug a nine-mile irrigation canal from the Little Bear River to Hyrum. Hyrum Reservoir was finally constructed in 1939. Surrounded by tall trees, the reservoir is known for its excellent yellow perch, largemouth bass, bluegill and rainbow trout fishing.

The facilities of Hyrum State Park are located along the northern shore of Hyrum Reservoir and include 31 RV campsites with nearby restrooms and showers. The State Park also includes a ranger station, several trailheads, and a boat ramp and dock.

Hyrum State Park offers boating, camping, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing. Summer hours run from 6 AM to 10 PM and winter hours from 8 AM to 5 PM. The park is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The State Park is located on Highway U-165 in Hyrum.

Elevation: 4,700'

Photo of Hyrum Reservoir courtesy of Tricia Simpson
Upper left photo courtesy of Wikipedia userid Kasiarunachalam, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License