Resting on cliffs of the Sevier Plateau, Piute Reservoir attracts anglers who enjoy trophy fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout as well as smallmouth bass. This primitive park is a quiet getaway and a well-kept secret. It is nestled in the heart of ATV country and the Paiute Trail System can be accessed from the park.
Robert D. Young, who also built the nearby Otter Creek dam, built Piute Reservoir on the main fork of the Sevier River in 1908. Both the reservoir and county are named for the Native Americans who dominated this area at one time. The state legislature changed the original spelling, from Paiute (the Native American people), to Piute.
Piute State Park was constructed on the northwest part of Piute Reservoir. The state park was opened to the public in 1963. Common activities in the area include: fishing, hunting, OHV riding, water skiing and other water sports. Piute State Park has a primitive campground as well as a boat ramp and day-use shade shelters. Pit toilets are also available.