Seventy-acre Palisade Reservoir draws swimmers, year-round anglers and non-motorized watercraft enthusiasts. There is also an 18-hole golf course, practice range, professional golf shop and snack bar. Hiking areas abound and Six-Mile Canyon provides excellent off-highway vehicle riding just outside the park.
Palisade State Park is southeast of Manti and is landscaped with trees and grass. Park facilities include 71 individual campsites at the Main campground (51) and Wakara campground (20).