LoaWAYNE COUNTY HEADQUARTERS
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.MUSEUMS AND PARKS
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.
Road Creek Lodge
Open 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
877-505-1936, 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.
The Suite Cabin
Cozy 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.
Address: 20 miles NE Loa off Hwy 72, Loa, Utah 84747
The Quiet Fly Fisher Guide Service
A 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.
Open 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.
Brian Farm Service Center
Open 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
Open 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
Gift & floral shop, hair bows, handbags, wallets, trendy jewelry, candles and melts, willow tree angels, balloons, and home decor.
Loa Builders Supply
Open all year. Mon-Fri. 7:30am-6pm Sat. 8am-5pm Camping, RV, electrical, and plumbing supplies.
Photographer 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.
- Auto Services
Brian Auto Parts & Service
Address: 233 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
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
Address: 33 E. 300 South , Loa, Utah, 84747
24 hour pumps. 5 cent discount on cash fuel purchases. Clothing line, boots, jewelry, and groceries.
Ellet Service & Distribution
Address: 241 North Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
Tires, propane, diesel. Tesoro station. Bulk fuel oil, tire and minor auto repair.
- Banking & ATMs
- Beauty Salon
Changes by Desi
Men, 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.
Full service hair and nail salon. Cuts, Colors, Perms, Gel Nails, Eyelashes. Call for an appointment.
Address: 45 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
Walk-ins, hair cuts, perms, colors, pedicures, massages, and more. No credit cards.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Address: 14 South 100 West , Loa, Utah, 84747
Emergency Medical Services
Address: P.O Box 12 , Loa, Utah, 84747
Wayne County, Utah Emergency Medical Services
Serenity Springs Assisted Living
Daycare and respite for the Elderly and less able adults.
Wayne County Sheriff
Address: 18 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
- Government Offices
Dixie National Forest
Fishlake National Forest
- Markets / Produce
Address: 135 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
Quality 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.