Loa is the Wayne County seat. First settled by Mormon pioneers in 1876, Loa—meaning high, large and powerful in Hawaiian—was named by missionary Franklin Young who had served in Hawaii. The name seemed fitting as Loa, at 7,045 feet, has one of the highest elevations of any county seat in Utah. The town was incorporated in 1919 and today has a population of 514. Although relatively small, Loa is the county’s banking, shopping and education center. In addition to the local government offices, the county courthouse houses Doc Inglesby’s famous rock collection. A monument on the front lawn honors war veterans.

Loa’s two parks are named after prominent locals. Harold Brown Park is named for a resident who died in World War I. Turner Park was named for the family who donated the park acreage to the town of Loa. Town attractions include the historical Wayne Stake tithing office, built in 1897, a museum owned and preserved by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. The Tabernacle, located just south of Turner Park, was dedicated in 1909. Loa is also home to the Aspen Achievement Academy, a wilderness program for troubled youth.


  • Motels
    Road Creek Lodge

    300 South 576 West Box 310, Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 800-388-7688 • EmailWebsiteOpen year round. 6 rooms with microwaves. 1 Upstairs suite with Full-size kitchen, living room, extra bath and a loft with 8 full size beds. Game room with pool table, outside volleyball net, horseshoes and swing set. DSL Internet and Wireless with rooms. Farmhouse- 540 South Main. 5 rooms, one with full-size kitchen. Both facilities- cable TV, free local phone calls and direct dial long distance. Rent by room or whole facility for family gatherings. Quiet and peaceful! Within 30 miles of Fishlake, Mill Meadow and Forsythe Reservoirs, Boulder and Thousand Lake Mountains, and Capitol Reef National Park.


    The Snuggle Inn

    55 South Main Box 505, Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 877-505-1936 • EmailWebsite877-505-1936, 435-836-2898, FAX 836-2309, 55 South Main, Box 505, Loa, UT 84747.Open year round. 15 deluxe rooms, refrigerators and microwaves in most rooms. Full kitchens in suites, most rooms have decks. Room rates $65-$300. Tosconos Pizzaria on premises. Health food, espresso, gourmet coffees. Creative Spirit Gallery & Gifts- on premises. DSL internet & wireless with rooms, cable TV. Meeting room, free local phone calls, direct dial, long distance. Close to bank and groceries. Within 30 miles of Capitol Reef National Park and Fishlake Resort Recreation area.


  • Cabins
    The Suite Cabin

    190 West Center , Loa, UT , 84747

    Phone: 1-801-921-1979 • EmailWebsiteCozy Cabin! Center of Loa Utah. Fully Furnished Century Old Cabin! Fully equipped kitchen and fully remodeled! With a cute outhouse… for looks. Plenty of parking to bring your toys! Lots of room for sleeping – Two Beds and a hide-a-bed couch! Close to many scenic attractions off Hwy 24: Fish Lake, – Capitol Reef, Otter Creek Reservoir, Torrey, Boulder, Grover, Scenic Byway 12, Great fishing, stream & lake, Hunting, Trails, Hiking, Biking, Horse riding, ATVs trails Next to the City Park with play ground & tennis court, Close to the grocery store.


  • Camping/RV
    Elkhorn Campground

    20 miles NE Loa off Hwy 72 , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone:20 miles NE Loa off Hwy


  • Guides
    The Quiet Fly Fisher Guide Service

    17 East 200 North , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-616-2319 • EmailWebsiteA small local guide service that covers Boulder, Thousand Lake, Monroe Mountains, Fremont River, Fish Lake and more. Full days, Half days. 2 to 3 hour sneak aways. Lunch provided and all equipment if needed. Experience beautiful quiet fly fishing.


  • Restaurants
    Country Cafe

    289 North Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2047Open all year. Sunday 6am-9pm. Mon, Thurs, Fri. & Sat. 6am-3pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Best homemade Pies and homemade soups. Lunch specials daily. Breakfast served all day. Domestic and Micro brew beer available.


  • Shopping
    Brian Farm Service Center

    33 East 300 South , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 1-435-836-2884 • EmailOpen all year Monday-Saturday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. Fuel, clothing, Horse Tack, Camping Supplies, Vet supplies, Hardward, Shoes, Boots, and Western Jewelry.


    Creative Spirit Gallery & Gifts

    55 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2898 • WebsiteOpen all year. Art & fine gifts. Bronze, Handmade quilts, jewelry, local photographs, greeting cards, home décor, books, and personal care products.


    Linda’s Floral and Gifts

    33 S. Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2200 • EmailGift & floral shop, hair bows, handbags, wallets, trendy jewelry, candles and melts, willow tree angels, balloons, and home decor.


    Loa Builders Supply

    138 N. Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2751 • EmailWebsiteOpen all year. Mon-Fri. 7:30am-6pm Sat. 8am-5pm Camping, RV, electrical, and plumbing supplies.


    Peterson Photography

    565 N. Highway 72 , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2895 • EmailPhotographer for weddings, family reunions, high school seniors, missionaries. Passport photos. If your family is coming to town, please give me a call and we can accommodate on short notice.


    Stevens Locker & Ice

    168 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2660 • EmailWholesale/retail meats, custom meat processing, wild game processing, cubed and block ice.


  • Auto Services
    Brian Auto Parts & Service

    233 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2343fax 435-836-2790, 24-hour towing for large & small vehicles, lock out service, car wash. NAPA parts store and car-care center. AAA approved repair shop and towing. We are here to help you


    Brian Sinclair & Farm Service Center

    33 E. 300 South , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-288424 hour pumps. 5 cent discount on cash fuel purchases. Clothing line, boots, jewelry, and groceries.


    Ellet Service & Distribution

    241 North Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2632Tires, propane, diesel. Tesoro station. Bulk fuel oil, tire and minor auto repair.


  • Banking & ATMs
    Cache Valley Bank

    115 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2394 • WebsiteFAX 836-2638, Full banking services, 24 hr ATM


  • Beauty Salon
    Changes by Desi

    220 E. 700 N. , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2793 • EmailMen, women and children welcome. Cuts, colors, perms, facial waxing, ear piercing, hair and eyelash extensions. Micro derm abrasion, massage therapy, spray tanning and tanning bed. Mary Kay cosmetics. Call for more information.


    Just Teasin

    64 West 300 North , Loa , UT, 84747

    Phone: 1-435-691-3912 • EmailFull service hair and nail salon. Cuts, Colors, Perms, Gel Nails, Eyelashes. Call for an appointment.



    45 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2602Walk-ins, hair cuts, perms, colors, pedicures, massages, and more. No credit cards.


  • Churches
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    14 South 100 West , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2322

  • Emergency/Health
    Emergency Medical Services

    P.O Box 12 , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2765Wayne County, Utah Emergency Medical Services


    Serenity Springs Assisted Living

    151 East 300 South , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 1-435-836-3600 • More InfoDaycare and respite for the Elderly and less able adults.


    Wayne County Sheriff

    18 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-1308

  • Government Offices
    Dixie National Forest

    138 South Main Street Box 129, Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2811 • WebsiteMain Office


    Fishlake National Forest

    138 South Main Street PO Box 129, Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2811 • WebsiteMain Office


    Wayne County Courthouse

    18 South Main Street , Loa, Utah, 84749

    Phone: 435-836-2765 • Website

  • Markets / Produce
    Royal’s Market

    135 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2841Quality and value every day. Groceries, fresh meats and produce. Service deli and bakery. Non-foods and general merchandise. Hunting & fishing licenses and supplies. Only at your hometown grocer.


  • Kennels
    Loa’s Ark

    175 South 800 West , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2413 • EmailPurfectly pleasing cat condos. Bed & Biscuit accommodations, spacious indoor/outdoor suites, Iams premium dog food. Tail wagging services: shuttle, doggy day care, nature walks. Reasonable rates.


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