About Loa, UtahWAYNE 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.
Loa: Lodging, Dining and More
Road Creek Lodge
The Snuggle Inn
The Suite Cabin
Address: 20 miles NE Loa off Hwy 72, Loa, Utah 84747 Phone: Phone: 435-836-2267 Website: www.fremontriverrv.com
Fremont River RV Park
Address: 100 East 265 South, on Hwy SR 24 in Loa, Utah, 84747Open Year round. 8-75′ Pull through sites, 10-60′ back in sites, all with full hookups, 20/30/50 amp power available, 6 Tent camping sites with power and water, dump station and water fill. New Restrooms, Showers, and Laundry facilities. Fast WiFi, pets allowed, campfires allowed, with additional amenities coming soon. Located near restaurants, grocery stores, RV supplies, auto parts, repair shop, and hardware store. Quiet location conveniently located between Fishlake, Utah and Capitol Reef National Park.
The Quiet Fly Fisher Guide Service
Brian Farm Service Center
Creative Spirit Gallery & Gifts
Linda’s Floral and Gifts
Loa Builders Supply
- Auto Services
Brian Auto Parts & Service
Address: 233 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747 Phone: 435-836-234324-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 Phone: 435-836-288424 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 Phone: 435-836-2632Tires, propane, diesel. Tesoro station. Bulk fuel oil, tire and minor auto repair.
- Banking & ATMs
- Beauty Salon
Changes by Desi
Address: 45 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747 Phone: 435-836-2602Walk-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 Phone: 435-836-2322
Emergency Medical Services
Address: P.O Box 12 , Loa, Utah, 84747 Phone: 435-836-2765Wayne County, Utah Emergency Medical Services
Serenity Springs Assisted Living
Wayne County Sheriff
Address: 18 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747 Phone: 435-836-1308
- Government Offices
Dixie National Forest
Fishlake National Forest
- Markets / Produce
Address: 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.