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Unless you live in Ogden, you may not visit East Canyon Reservoir all that much. However, the reservoir is a relatively short hop from Salt Lake City, and the drive from Parley's Canyon to the reservoir is worth the trip by itself, with enough twists and turns to keep the average "car guy" smiling. Now East Canyon isn't one of the largest reservoirs in the Wasatch Mountains, but it does offer up a nice close destination for a quick weekend trip.
The State Park covers some 680 acres, but the reservoir is basically sort of long and narrow. By the end of the summer, high water temps can sometimes make the fishing a bit less than great here, we've often found that we tend to catch and release the trout here instead of taking them home for a date with the frying pan.
If you're a history buff, you'll be interested in the history that goes along with this area. It was the East Canyon that the ill-fated Donner Party came down on their way to California. At the time, this route was new and they got a substantial delay as they carved their way down the steep rocky canyon. It was this setback that many believe led them to ultimately get stranded by the Winter snows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains later. A year after the Donner Party passed through here, the Mormon Pioneers came the same way as they made their own journey, but their trip was much easier because of the hard work the Donner Party had done on the trail.
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