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Huntington State Park, UT

Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 10:30am by Lolo
178 miles and 3.75 hours from our last stop - 1 night stay


Tom's micro-bass filletTom's micro-bass filletHuntington was a pretty state park with lake access right from the RV--something not to be taken for granted in state parks.

After the previous day of very successful fishing at Flaming Gorge and the thrill of eating their own catch, the boys had become a lot more interested in fishing. In fact, they were quick cocky about their ability. "Don't bother cooking me any dinner," Tommy informed me. "I'll be catching and cooking my own." Sounded good to me.

I went off for a run around the lake while Herb and the boys went to try their luck. After a while, Herb came back, empty handed. Andrew and Tommy stayed on, however, determined to repeat their experience from the day before. Finally, they returned grinning and displaying Tommy's catch--a 3-inch small mouth bass. Undaunted, Tom proceeded to fillet it (it was now down to 2 inches), season it, wrap it in tin foil, and throw it on the grill. I admired his determination.

We watched in amusement as Tom sat down to his feast, which had now shrunk to about 1 ½ inches. After chewing for far too long, he looked up and said the words I thought were coming, "What's for dinner?"

We barbecued a non-fish dinner that night and took a dip in the lake before settling down to a cozy night in the RV.


Huntington Lake SunsetHuntington Lake SunsetHuntington State Park, which is a located in central Utah on Highway 10, contains a 250-acre reservoir which is very popular for swimming, fishing, and water-skiing. Facilities include a beautifully landscaped 22-site campground, numerous picnic sites, a covered group-use pavilion, a swimming beach, and a boat ramp. For fishermen, Huntington Reservoir has large-mouth bass, bluegill, trout, and crayfish.

Huntington State Park location map in "high definition"

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