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Loa

WAYNE 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.


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  • Motels

    Road Creek Lodge

    Address: 300 South 576 West Box 310, Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 800-388-7688
    Email: g.hallows@gmail.com
    Website: roadcreeklodge.com

    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

    Address: 55 South Main Box 505, Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 877-505-1936
    Email: snuggleinn@live.com
    Website: thesnuggleinn.com

    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.

  • Cabins

    The Suite Cabin

    Address: 190 West Center, Loa, UT 84747
    Phone: 801-921-1979
    Email: garyandmonte@hotmail.com
    Website: airbnb.com

    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.

  • Camping/RV

    Elkhorn Campground

    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, 84747

    Open 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.

  • Guides

    The Quiet Fly Fisher Guide Service

    Address: 17 East 200 North, Loa, Utah 84747
    Phone: 435-616-2319
    Email: mikejames@scinternet.net
    Website: quietflyfisher.com

    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.

  • Restaurants

    Country Cafe

    Address: 289 North Main, Loa, Utah 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2047
    Email: mikejames@scinternet.net
    Website: quietflyfisher.com

    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.

  • Shopping

    Brian Farm Service Center

    Address: 33 East 300 South, Loa, Utah 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2884
    Email: harjb@yahoo.com

    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

    Address: 55 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2898
    Website: thesnuggleinn.com/gallery-gifts.html

    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

    Address: 33 S. Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2200
    Email: lindablackburn.shop@gmail.com

    Gift & floral shop, hair bows, handbags, wallets, trendy jewelry, candles and melts, willow tree angels, balloons, and home decor.

    Loa Builders Supply

    Address: 138 N. Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2751
    Email: gregpace@hotmail.com
    Website: loabuilders.doitbest.com

    Open all year. Mon-Fri. 7:30am-6pm Sat. 8am-5pm Camping, RV, electrical, and plumbing supplies.

    Peterson Photography

    Address: 565 N. Highway 72 , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2895
    Email: kgpete@scinternet.net

    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.

    Stevens Locker & Ice

    Address: 168 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2660
    Email: cindy.stevens39@yahoo.com

    Wholesale/retail meats, custom meat processing, wild game processing, cubed and block ice.

  • Auto Services

    Brian Auto Parts & Service

    Address: 233 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2343

    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
    Phone: 435-836-2884

    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
    Phone: 435-836-2632

    Tires, propane, diesel. Tesoro station. Bulk fuel oil, tire and minor auto repair.

  • Banking & ATMs

    Cache Valley Bank

    Address: 124 South Main St, Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2394
    Website: cachevalleybank.com

    Full banking services, 24 hr ATM

  • Beauty Salon

    Changes by Desi

    Address: 220 E. 700 N. , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2793
    Website: theheadshed.blogspot.com

    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.

    Just Teasin

    Address: 64 West 300 North , Loa , UT, 84747
    Phone: 435-691-3912
    Email: babysisterbink@hotmail.com

    Full service hair and nail salon. Cuts, Colors, Perms, Gel Nails, Eyelashes. Call for an appointment.

    Mane-E-Acs

    Address: 45 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2602

    Walk-ins, hair cuts, perms, colors, pedicures, massages, and more. No credit cards.

  • Churches

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    Address: 14 South 100 West , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2322

  • Emergency/Health

    Emergency Medical Services

    Address: P.O Box 12 , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2765

    Wayne County, Utah Emergency Medical Services

    Serenity Springs Assisted Living

    Address: 151 East 300 South , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-3600
    Website: More Info

    Daycare and respite for the Elderly and less able adults.

    Wayne County Sheriff

    Address: 18 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-1308

  • Government Offices

    Dixie National Forest

    Address: 138 South Main Street Box 129, Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2811
    Website: More Info

    Fishlake National Forest

    Address: 138 South Main Street PO Box 129, Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2811
    Website: Main Office

    Wayne County Courthouse

    Address: 18 South Main Street , Loa, Utah, 84749
    Phone: 435-836-2765
    Website: waynecountyutah.org

  • Markets / Produce

    Royal’s Market

    Address: 135 South Main , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2841

    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.

  • Kennels

    Loa’s Ark

    Address: 175 South 800 West , Loa, Utah, 84747
    Phone: 435-836-2413
    Email: loasark@yahoo.com

    Purfectly 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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