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OTTER CREEK STATE PARK
OTTER CREEK STATE PARK
PO Box 43
Antimony, Utah   84712-0043

Phone: 435-624-3268
Toll Free: 877-887-2757
Reservations: 435-624-3268
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Year-round fishing and boating on 3,120-acre Otter Creek Reservoir are the park's featured activities. The park is four miles northwest of Antimony on State Route 22. Camping and picnicking units, modern rest rooms with hot showers, fish cleaning and sewage disposal stations, boat launching ramp and courtesy docks are available.
History of the Area
In the fall of 1897, construction began on one of the oldest dam projects in Utah, creating what is now Otter Creek Reservoir. Local Mormons in the area needed a source of irrigation water for farming in the area where they had chosen to live. Many of the farmers had experience with building irrigation canals, but knew nothing about constructing a dam. After applying for water rights, members of the Otter Creek Reservoir Company were denied the financial assistance they needed to take on the project.

Despite the lack of funds to build the dam, it was decided to go ahead and begin construction. Robert Dixon Young, who had no prior experience in dam construction, was appointed supervisor of the project. With the help of local volunteers and homemade equipment, construction began in 1897. A year later, financial assistance was finally approved and the proper equipment to complete the project was purchased.

Once the 40-foot-high dam was complete, state engineers described it to be ?one of the best and more secure earth reservoir dams in the country.? The original dam structure held up very well over many years, although some recent improvements have been made by the state.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Picnickingyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 23 My Favorite Place by slujan
Love the park and the fishing is the best!
May 2 fishing by ken
great fishing trip 4-17-10 limit out everyday
March 29 great facility by HNLIII
fine base for ATV adventures with challenging trails and easy trails. Enjoyable fly fishing AND trout eating. pretty and shaded camosites overloking the lake. First class large group pavillion with electricity by advance reservation. Thoughly enjoyable experierence.


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Directions
Travel east 11 miles on U-62 from the junction of US89 and U-62, where U-62 turns north, continue east for .5 miles on U-22.

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Otter Creek State Park
Otter Creek State Park