Palisade State Park

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Palisade State Park
Utah State Park
Country  United States
State  Utah
County Sanpete
Location Sterling
 - elevation 5,800 ft (1,768 m) [1]
 - coordinates 39°12′23″N 111°39′56″W / 39.20639°N 111.66556°W / 39.20639; -111.66556Coordinates: 39°12′23″N 111°39′56″W / 39.20639°N 111.66556°W / 39.20639; -111.66556
Area 64 acres (26 ha) [2]
Founded 1962 [1]
Management Utah State Parks
Visitation 167,869 (2011) [3]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Palisade State Park in Utah

Palisade State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, located just outside the small town of Sterling. The park offers tent, RV, and cabin camping, along with fishing, swimming, non-motorized (and electric motor) boating, golfing, and hiking. Off highway vehicle trails are also accessible from the park.


In the 1860s, Daniel B. Funk, an early settler of the surrounding Sanpete Valley, had the idea of a summer and weekend resort area. At that time, the valley was owned by a small group of Sanpitch Indians led by Chief Arapeen. Daniel B. Funk bargained with the chief and obtained a land patent from the government. He and his family then set about the arduous task of building a dam and diverting part of Sixmile Creek to fill the lake. The lake quickly became a well-known pleasure resort, now called Palisade.[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the website of the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation.

  1. ^ a b c "Palisade State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Palisade State Park". LC. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation" (PDF). Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 

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