Perfect Summer Picnic Spots


There are no ants at this picnic!
Yesterday (July 10th) was National Teddy Bear Picnic day, and while we hope they had a blast, we’re ready for a few of our own! So we’re lining up our favorite picnic locations in and around Cedar City. Grab your go-to favorites and hit one of these seven picnic locations around us for an afternoon of fun.

The Canyon Park, Cedar City

With a perfect little stream down the middle, volleyball courts, playgrounds and the Coal Creek Walking Trail right there, the Canyon Park is a perfect place for your next picnic! Pick a shady spot under one of the many trees or soak up the sun while dipping your toes in the creek.


Main Street Park, Cedar City

A large playground takes up the north east corner of the park with a covered pavilion nearby, but there is still plenty of open space in the Main Street Park! Set up under a tree in the shade, play on the playground, and enjoy a picnic in the heart of downtown Cedar City. During the summer there are frequent events happening in the Main Street Park too, there’s always something to do here.

Southern Utah University Campus

Named as the “University of the Parks” Southern Utah University has a beautiful campus! Filled with statues, natural springs and rock formations, and fun finds in the architecture of the buildings (there are dinosaurs… and dinosaur tracks in the sidewalk there so….) the campus of SUU is a great place to take a small lunch and enjoy an afternoon.


Cedar Breaks National Monument 

Pack up the food and the family and take a beautiful drive up SR 14 to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Hike to stunning view points, take in the wildflowers, and enjoy an afternoon in the cool mountain air. Picnicking is permitted in the area near the Point Supreme Campground. 

Please remember that picnicking is only allowed in designated areas. 



Bristle Cone Pond, Brian Head UT 

This fun pond sits in the heart of Brian Head and features; a large pavilion and several small pavilions, BBQ grills, campfire rings, and a playground. 
After spending some time fishing, swimming and paddle boarding, sit down for a picnic or order from Pizanos Pizzeria in Brian Head. 

                             Photo by Mike Saemisch @lifeofbrianhead


Yankee Meadows Reservoir

While Yankee Meadows is closed to camping, the reservoir is filled with fish, the waters are cool, and there are plenty of places to hang up a hammock and spend a perfect afternoon. 
Yankee Meadows is on your way to Brian Head Resort and is packed full of places to hike and play. 
On your way to the reservoir stop in Parowan and pick up some cinnamon rolls to complete your picnic lunch!  


Three Peaks Recreation Area 

The rolling hills and volcanic rock formations of Three Peaks Recreations Area provides a fantastic locations for outdoor recreation! With several picnic areas with tables, fire rings and restroom facilities. There’s mountain biking, OHV and ATV riding, rock crawling and a disc golf course at Three Peaks. There’s no need to go anywhere else for the afternoon. Pack up your lunch and let’s go! 



Bonus for the more adventurous picnic | Kannaraville Falls 

If you’re looking for a more adventurous picnic location and are feeling up for a hike, try the picnic area in the middle of the Kannaraville Falls trail! 


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