Cinnamon-colored buttes provide a backdrop for this quiet desert oasis. Popular with locals, this warm-water reservoir is ideal for waterskiing, fishing, and crawdad catching. Huntington is a great weekend destination or a perfect picnic spot.
Huntington State Park is a local well-kept secret.
Largemouth bass and bluegill are the most noteworthy fish in this warm-water lake. It is also a popular place to catch crawdads. Many migratory birds, specifically waterfowl, are sighted in this area. Waterskiers and other recreationists love the warm water, too.
Huntington Reservoir was completed in 1966 as part of an Emery County irrigation and recreation project.
The name of both the town and reservoir honors the three Huntington brothers, Oliver, William, and Dimick, who first explored this area in 1855. Dimick was an interpreter for the local Indians; William was famed as a scout and explorer; and Oliver was an official recorder for the unsuccessful Elk Mountain Mission to Moab. The town of Huntington was founded in 1877.
Opened to the public as a state park in 1966.
Park Elevation – 5,840 feet