Provo/Utah Valley Area State Parks

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Three Utah State Parks are located in the Provo/Utah Valley area.

Deer Creek State Park
This popular state park offers concrete launch ramps and developed camping and picnic areas on Deer Creek Reservoir, a large impoundment on the Provo River. The reservoir provides consistently good fishing for trout, perch, walleye and smallmouth bass. It is very popular for boating, wind surfing, sunbathing, swimming, and sailboating and other water sports.

Utah Lake State Park
State park facilities on Utah Lake include the Provo Boat Harbor, where the public can launch boats of all sizes on concrete ramps, a camping area and picnic area. The lake offers good fishing for catfish, white bass, walleye and other sport fish. It is a popular spot for water skiing and other water sports are popular at the lake.

Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum
Camp Floyd was a large US Army encampment housing troops sent to put down the so-called "Mormon rebellion." Troops stayed at the camp until 1861, when they were called back to fight in the Civil War.

The Pony Express and Overland Stage also stopped there.

Today a museum houses artifacts and contains displays from the Army camp and Pony Express/Stage activities.

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