Beaver City, Utah

3,048 (estimated, 2016 by the US Census Bureau)

Beaver, Utah was founded in 1856 by George A. Smith who deemed the area as potentially good pasture land for cattle. Nearby canyons had abundant timber for lumber and available water for a mill. Beaver was formally incorporated on January 10, 1867 after construction within the town brought about wood frame homes and a wooden schoolhouse. In 1873, the United States Army built a military barracks, Fort Cameron, in Beaver. In addition, Beaver is known for its historic stone houses and public buildings. The Beaver Co-op was the largest Utah mercantile establishment south of Salt Lake City for a number of years. Agriculture and stock raising were the two main industries during the nineteenth century while retail business also played a significant role in boosting the economic life of Beaver.

Beaver County School District

  • Six public schools that offer K-12 learning along with a distance learning program
  • Two hours and fifteen minutes from Provo, Utah
  • Three hours from Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Three hours from Las Vegas, Nev.

Beaver City Library

  • Public library with over 17,000 books
  • A construction of the Carnegie Library project funded by Andrew Carnegie

Beaver City Pool


  • Six public parks

Beaver City Public Golf Course

  • The Canyon Breeze Golf Course is a nine-hole, tree-lined course with water hazards and other obstacles 
  • The signature hole is number seven, a 485-yard par 5 with a tee box that is located in the middle of Beaver City’s horseracing track

Beaver City Horse Races

Minersville Reservoir

  • Year-round fishing and camping
  • Boating

Eagle Point Ski Resort

  • Summer activities include ATV trails, disc golf, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, golfing and canoeing
  • Winter activities include skiing and snowboarding 
  • Nearby attractions include Bryce Canyon, historic Beaver City, river rafting and Zion National Park