Palisade State Park lies just a few minutes minutes outside of Sterling, UT. It is a smaller park, with an attached golf course. It main appeal to us is for swimming – there is a floating swimming platform, with a nice ladder so everyone can easily get on it. There are grassy picnic areas for anyone who wants to stay on shore. Campsites are here as as well, and cabins. And there are showers, which are a comfortable addition to a camping weekend. They also have a variety of paddleboats, paddle boards, and kayaks for rent.
Of all the parks we visited on this min-road trip, this is the one where the kids had the most fun. It isn’t the biggest, or the most beautiful, or the least crowded. But it has the exact variety of activities to keep a family active and happy. We were having so much fun that I kind of forgot to take many photos. But here are a few:
How To Get To Palisade State Park
Take Highway 89 to Sterling, UT. Just north of town, go east on Palisade Road — it will take you right up into the park. The first entrance lets you into the parking area for day use, swimming, etc. If you go past that entrance, you’ll end up at the golf course.