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Jordan River State Park
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Jordan River State Park
Description - Jordan River State Park can be included in the list of Salt Lake City's parks. It encompasses 440 acres, nearly five miles in length, that provide access to the Jordan River for Salt Lake City residents and visitors. The park is open year-round for day use, with canoe rentals available during the summer. A nine-hole golf course is open to the public within this park, call the number provided for details and reservations.

Attractions - The facilities of Jordan River State Park extend five miles through the Park. Along the paved walking trail visitors will find modern restrooms, canoe rental sites, various put-in and take out points, picnic tables, group-use pavilions, a jogging/exercise course, model airplane facility, nine-hole golf course and off-highway vehicle riding area.

Recreation - Visitors to this state-administered park will find a surprising variety of activities to pursue. Recreation opportunities include boating, golfing, running, walking, biking, off-road vehicle use and wildlife watching.

Climate - This site lies at an elevation of 4,200 feet. The climate of the area is generally arid, as is the entire state of Utah. Winter temperatures are mild in Salt Lake City, when compared to that of the surrounding mountains. Snowfall is a common occurrence during the winter and a major source of water for the region. Summer temperatures can soar past 90 degrees F for much of July and August. Afternoon thunder showers often pass through the Salt Lake Basin cooling temperatures slightly. Visitors should be prepared with a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in every season.

Location - The park is located between North Temple and 2200 North in Salt Lake City. It extends 4.8 miles along the Jordan River.

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Jordan River State Park, 1084 N Redwood Road , Salt Lake City, UT, 84116-0658, Phone: 801-533-4496

Additional Information:
Great Salt Lake Country - This region of Utah is best known for the excellent skiing terrain in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City.
Utah State Parks - The Utah State Parks system is comprised of 46 properties throughout the state. The properties consist of heritage, recreation and scenic sites that vary in size and amenities.

Utah State Parks & Recreation - This site is a comprehensive listing of the state parks including maps and contact information.


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