Green River State Park in Utah is a quiet park perfect for camping, relaxing by the river, or launching a boat/rafting trip.
Green River State Park, Utah
Green River State Park is located about 3 hours from Salt Lake City off of interstate 70. The park offers easy access to the Green River which is the put-in for many rafting, kayaking, and boating trips.
The park sits on the banks of the Green River and is surrounded by a canopy of cottonwood trees offering amazing space for picnics and relaxing with epic scenery.
One cool thing about this Utah State Park is it is considered the gateway to the mighty 6...Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, The San Rafael Swell, Swasey's Beach, and Goblin Valley.
You can also visit the Green River in northern Utah at Dinosaur National Monument.
We enjoyed an amazing picnic lunch in the park on our way to Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands NP.
The park has a gorgeous picnic area right next to the Green River which was super relaxing and the perfect break on a long road trip. There is a Subway just down the street at the Loves Gas Station that was easy to drop in and get sandwiches to go.
We were there on a Saturday afternoon and the park was quiet and peaceful. There is a day use fee to enjoy the park but we found it really worth it.
Green River State Park is the put-in point for the 120-mile float through Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons. This section of the river is rated for beginners and intermediate boaters.
Green River Golf Course
The state park offers a nine-hole golf course classic golf course surrounded by cottonwood trees and the Green River. There is also a new championship-level 18-hole disc golf course. Disc golf supplies are available at the clubhouse along with disc rentals.
The golf course is open all year, weather permitting. Make sure to stop into the pro shop and clubhouse for snacks, drinks, and a selection of golf accessories.
This golf course is extremely popular so you will want to make sure you reserve a tee time before heading to the park.
The Green River has catfish, carp, and four unique native fish that are threatened with extinction and protected – Colorado Pike Minnow (Squawfish), Razorback Sucker, Humpback Chub, and Bonytail Chub. Anglers should release any of the unique fish.
A Utah State Fishing License is required to fish.
The campground has recently been renovated with water and electric hookups for most sites. Modern restrooms provide showers. Sheltered picnic tables provide a relaxing spot to enjoy views of the Green River.
Overnight Camping (Day Use Fee is Included in Camping Fee):
Main Campground: $45/night (all sites have electric and water hookups)
Extra Vehicle on Site: $20.00/night (all sites)
Cabin: $75.00/night + tax
For reservations, call 1-800-322-3770 or visit www.reserveamerica.com
Things to know when planning a trip to Green River State Park
Day Use Fees
Day Use – $7.00 per vehicle with up to 8 occupants
Sr. Day Use – $5.00, age 62 and above
Bicycles/Pedestrians – $5.00 per person
Commercial Groups – $3.00/person
Sanitary Dump/Water Fill – Day Use Fee + $3.00
Opened to the public as a state park in 1965.
Park Elevation – 4,050 feet
Great Park Sites near Green River State Park
Goblin Valley State Park - 1 hour 5 minutes away
Canyonlands National Park - 1 hour away
Arches National Park - 45 minutes away
Capitol Reef National Park - 1 hour 40 minutes away
Check out all of the Utah State Parks
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