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Goosenecks State Park
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Goosenecks State Park © Enrico Stirl (a.k.a. Germaneon) / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Park sign for Goosenecks State Park on the San Juan River. Entrance of the state park located in southeastern Utah U.S..
Goosenecks State Park © Chesley Chen / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A bend in San_Juan_River_Colorado River
Goosenecks State Park © Figure8 / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Goosenecks Park, UT
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Utah 316
Mexican Hat, Utah   84531
(lat:37.1742 lon:-109.9271) map location

Phone: 435-678-2238
Toll Free: 877-887-2757
Reservations: 800-322-3770
Email: park email button icon
Visitors experience profound solitude at Goosenecks State Park as they look down 1,000 feet into an entrenched meander created by the silt-laden San Juan River. It weaves back and forth, flowing more than five miles while progressing only one linear mile toward the Colorado River and Lake Powell. Experience the mystery and tranquility of the canyons, the excitement of the running river and the awe of viewing more than 300 million years of geologic history.
History of the Area
Millions of years ago, the land at Goosenecks State Park was much flatter, and then a period of uplift occurred. Rivers were forced to follow steeper courses, and this intensified downward erosion. Eroded by water, wind, frost, and gravity, this is truly a magnificent viewpoint.
Goosenecks State Park is undeveloped for the most part. Primitive campsites with picnic tables are scattered back from the edge of the cliff, and vault toilets are available. If you are planning to camp here, be prepared by bringing water, food, and other necessary gear.

Please note: Goosenecks State Park is extremely primitive. Though camping is allowed, there are no developed campsites. The area can be intensely hot during summer months and there is very little shade.

Lucky travelers may catch a glimpse of kayaks or rafts floating down the San Juan River.

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