Utah's newest State Park opened last Saturday, and it is only 25 minutes from Park City! Echo State Park was formerly a privately run reservoir, the 1,400-acre lake is a popular destination for anglers, campers and others. Mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders also can make use of the 28-mile Union Pacific Rail Trail from the reservoir to Park City.
The Utah Department of Natural Resources' initial budget to kickstart construction on cabins, docks and other amenities was $2 million, but park managers have not released the total price tag of the redevelopment happening in stages. Gates open at 7 a.m. Admittance is $12 per vehicle, $6 for senior day use and $4 for walk-in and bike access. The park also accepts and sells the Utah State Parks annual day-use pass. So pack the cooler and hitch the boat and enjoy this newly added State Park so close to Park City!