Scofield Dam on Scofield Reservoir, Utah

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. The day use pass is $7 and covers use of the boat launch. The $75 annual Utah State Parks pass is available at the Scofield State Park Visitor Center. Camping at Madsen Bay Campground runs $13 per night while camping at Mountain View Campground runs $16 per night.

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.

Elevation: 7,600'