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Nunn's Park

Nunn's Park Nunn's Park Nunn's Park
Located up HWY 189, Provo Canyon, UT 84604
801-851-8640
Accessibility: Parking adjacent to park; short, level walk to park facilities.
Driving time: from Provo approximately 20 minutes.

Nunn's Park is named after L.L. Nunn, a pioneer in the field of hydroelectric power, who became the operator of the first 44,000 volt hydropower plant in America harnessing the flows of the Provo River. Built on this site in 1897, the plant provided electricity for mining operations near Mercur, Utah. In time, Nunn sold his interests to Utah Power and Light, who eventually sold the ground to Utah County as a park site.

Located along side the Provo River Parkway and nestled in a grove of trees, Nunn's Park offers overnight camping, picnicking, fishing, biking, jogging, and just plain escape from the traffic of life.

There are plenty of family campsites on a first come, first serve basis; a pavilion can be reserved for family or group use; there is a sandfilled volleyball area, and open areas just right for contemplating nothing but your favorite pastime.

If you look, there are even a few reminders of the century old power plant that once turned the lights on in a remote Utah mining town and put Utah and the Provo River in the electrical history books.
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