Scofield State Park
Scofield State Park is centered around Scofield Reservoir, high in the Manti-La Sal Mountains. In the summer, the boating and fishing are great. In the winter, this is a favorite spot for ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in a beautiful mountain setting.
Scofield State Park is open 365 days a year but the gates are closed from 10 PM to 6 AM. In winter, the reservoir is open but all the facilities are winterized and closed.
To get to Scofield State Park, take the Price-Manti exit (for US 6/89) off the I-15 and go east on US 6 to SR 96 at Colton. Turn right on SR 96 (The Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway) and go 10 miles south to the park entrance. Don't expect to find much at the townsite of Scofield: in the 1920's there were 13 saloons, 12 stores, a post office, 4 hotels and a population of more than 6,000. Then the mines played out. Today, there might be 100 people left in the town.
The town of Scofield
Map of the Scofield State Park area
Photo of Scofield Dam courtesy of the US Forest Service
Lower photo courtesy of A.E. Crane via Byways.org
Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!