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Red Fleet State Park

8750 N. Hwy 191 Vernal, UT 84078-7801
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Hike to 200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, boat and fish on Red Fleet Reservoir, and camp or picnic in a campground overlooking a sandstone and desert landscape. Anglers fish for large-mouth bass, bluegill, rainbow trout, and brown trout. In the heart of Dinosaurland, Red Fleet is a destination in itself and great location for discovery of the area.

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If you love dinosaurs, Red Fleet State Park in Utah is the perfect spot for you. Red Fleet is home to one of the nation's roughly half dozen dinosaur trackways, which contain three or more dino footprints. When the water is low, visitors at the park can see between 200 and 300 footprints! 
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Dinosaur sightings abound when you explore in and around the city of Vernal. Driving into town, you’ll see a cute, pink dinosaur welcoming you to this 2-day adventure. Just down the street, you can explore Utah Field House, Red Fleet and Steinaker state parks.   DAY ONE: Within an 80-mile radius of Vernal, evidence of the entire Earth’s history is visible. At its center is the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. Children can dig for fossils and walk through a prehistoric jungle inside. Outside, explore the Dinosaur Garden, a prehistoric zoo of 14 full- size dinosaur replicas. Stand in the shadow of 20-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex, or go head-to-head with a horned Triceratops, six-ton Stegosaurus, or winged Pteranodon.   DAY TWO: Red Fleet State Park is a short drive north from downtown Vernal. The park is named for its red rocks jutting up from the landscape, which appear like a fleet of ships. Enjoy an easy hike to the dinosaur trackway. Paleontologists say these tracks are 200 million years old and the three-toed dinosaurs that left them walked on two legs. The best viewing times are early morning or late afternoon, as the tracks are somewhat difficult to see when the sun is directly overhead. BONUS TIPS: Don’t miss the pink and green dinosaurs along Main Street in Vernal. If you have time, make your way to Steinaker State Park, 7 miles north of Vernal, just off Utah Highway 191. Sandy beaches, swimming, boating and waterskiing top the list of activities at Steinaker. There’s year- round fishing too!
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James T.
June 2, 2014
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Price = 5 (24.00 per campsite) Experience = 5 (great view of lake, quiet surrounding, great views!!!)
Evan A.
Sept. 17, 2017
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We were in the area in vernal and decided to stop by and check it out. It's a very beautiful park that's well taken care of. It will cost you $8 for a...
Canyons And Cravings C.
Aug. 18, 2017
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We Love to Kayak here!!! Red Fleet State Park is located in the Northeastern part of Utah. Only 10 miles from Vernal, immediately south of the Uinta...
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