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Campsite Photo Trip - 2011

Rockport State Park

This is the third State Park in this area east of Salt Lake City, the other two being Deer Creek and Wasatch. Rockport Lake is 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide.

Rockport Lake is about 45 minutes from Salt Lake City. It is home to first rate fishing, waterskiing, swimming, sailing, as well as ice fishing in the winter. The State Park has 5 developed campgrounds here. Cottonwood is on the river just above the lake. Crandall Coves, Twin Coves, and Juniper are on the lakeshore. Riverside is below the dam. Juniper is the only campground to offer hookups, flush toilets, and showers. The rest have vault toilets.

Our photographer stayed in Cottonwood 16, a large campsite with plenty of shade and privacy:

Cottonwood 16

Saturday he drove to take photos at the three campgrounds on the lake. Below are some photos of a beach area, the boat ramp, and the marina store.

Beach Ramp Store

After the rain went away, he drove around the lake to Riverside Campground. Below is a photo taken from the dam looking across at the 3 lake campgrounds. The last one is of people fishing just below the spillway. He spoke to a few anglers and they said the fishing was excellent, with limits of 16" to 20" Rainbow Trout.

Rockport-Lake Fishing

The next stop will be at Steinaker State Park, stopping along the way at Starvation State Park to take photos. It's 170 miles away near the town of Vernal. They have some kind of dinosaur thing going on there, so stay tuned.

Regards, Park Ranger

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