Gooseneck State Park, Utah

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Gooseneck State Park

Stand at the edge of the 1,000 foot deep chasm carved by the San Juan River in Gooseneck State Park-4 miles off of highway 261 not far from Mexican Hat.

  • Gooseneck State Park is located near Blanding, Utah.
  • Four primitive campsites are in the park.
  • For great views, drive the 2-track along the Canyon's southern rim.
  • The San Juan carved a chasm 1,000 feet deep on its way to the Colorado.
  • Don't forget to bring your own water!


On its way to the Colorado River, the sediment rich water of the San Juan meanders through Gooseneck State Park, creating deep canyon chasms.  The park is only 10 acres and within that area, five miles of river flow in serpentine fashion to reach the Colorado-only 1 linear mile away.

Location & Information

Located just outside of Blanding, Utah, four miles from highway 261 on county road 319, Gooseneck State Park is open year round, and is free to the public.  For more information, contact the park at 435-678-2238.  

Gooseneck State Park Campground 

Four camp sites are available in this primitive area, and they are operated free of charge on a first come first serve basis.  While there is access to fire rings and vault toilets, neither water nor electricity are available. 

Accessing the River

While visitor's can not access the river from the park, a 2 track road circles south along the canyon rim providing great views of the San Juan River.