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Wasatch Mountain State Park

(Last Updated On: February 4, 2016)

Wasatch Mountain State Park is located in Midway near Heber City. The park has a lot of activities including camping, hiking, biking, history, fishing, and golf.

There is a large campground for tents and RVs, but we opted to stay in the cabins. There are two cabins, and each has a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a vacuum. There is a queen bunkbed, and a large futon– space to sleep five. There is a small porch, a fire ring, and bathrooms just across the parking lot. The cabin costs $60 per night, and there is a $100 cleaning deposit which you get back if you clean up and vacuum before you check out.

Inside the cabin

There is a table, fire pit, and water spigot outside the cabin.

We loved sitting outside the cabin at night looking for constellations. We also saw pinyon jays, bats, and deer throughout the campground. Just down the road there were wild turkeys, sandhill cranes, and lots of ospreys.

We’re not big golfers, but we did rent poles from the Visitor’s Center ($3) and let our boys catch a few tiny rainbow trout from the pond. They also participated in the Junior Ranger Program and explored the small Visitor’s Center which has a cool animal display and gives a brief history of Midway.

The pinyon jay that liked our table.

One of the ospreys we saw. They were everywhere.

Inside the visitor center

Fishing at the pond

There is also a historical aspect to Wasatch Mountain State Park in the form of a pioneer homestead. Huber Grove includes a small house, a mill, and an outhouse. It is most famous for its Orchard, though. In September, you can pay a small fee and pick apples. Call ahead, though, as Huber Grove has limited days and hours of operation.

Heading into Huber Grove

The old farmhouse and mill are only open on weekends in the summer.

There are a few hikes at Wasatch Mountain State Park. We hiked the nature trail from the campground which was a nice walk through the oak trees along a dry streambed. We didn’t get a chance to try the larger hikes located in the east end of the park called Dutch Hollow, but we picked up a trail map at the Visitor’s Center. This area is also popular with mountain bikers.

We stayed two nights in the camp at Wasatch State Park and had a great stay!

Hiking on the nature trail in the campground

Watching the ducks at Wasatch Mountain State Park.
It really is a beautiful place.