December 21, 2017

Beaver, Utah

Life in Beaver, Utah, explained by people who’ve lived in Beaver:

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Beaver Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Beaver?

  • The smallness of the town. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Pristine outdoors. (William, 10 years)
  • Small town. Nice people. Great outdoors and mountains are nearby. (Stephen, 15 years)
  • The Beaver Mountains. (Julie, 22 years)
  • Rural life. (Kelly, 34 years)
  • The people. (Janielle, 44 years)

Beaver Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Beaver?

  • Lack of a decent store. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • A company like Smithfield can push around locals and destroy Beaver Valley. (William, 10 years)
  • Gas prices. Mark Yardley still comes around sometimes. (Stephen, 15 years)
  • Shopping is very limited. (Julie, 22 years)
  • Not a lot to do in the winter. (Kelly, 34 years)
  • The cold winters. (Janielle, 44 years)

Beaver Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Beaver?

  • Camping, fishing. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Skiing, hunting, off-roading, camping, fishing, swimming. (William, 10 years)
  • Fishing, hiking, hunting, and going shooting. (Stephen, 15 years)
  • Floating the Beaver River. (Julie, 22 years)
  • Fish, hunt, rock hounding. (Kelly, 34 years)
  • Hiking, boating, skiing. (Janielle, 44 years)

Beaver’s Reputation

What’s Beaver known for?

  • Butch Cassidy. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • The great outdoors. (William, 10 years)
  • Good water, Butch Cassidy, big deer, great mountains and cheese. (Stephen, 15 years)
  • Cheese and the BEST water. (Julie, 22 years)
  • Cheese and pee stop. (Kelly, 34 years)
  • Skiing. (Janielle, 44 years)

Beaver Crime

What’s the crime like in Beaver? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Few robberies. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • I dare you to try. (William, 10 years)
  • Pretty low. There is a little more crime in the trailer parks and the west side of the town. (Stephen, 15 years)
  • Almost non-existent. (Julie, 22 years)
  • Not a lot of crime. (Kelly, 34 years)
  • It’s not too bad, there is a good police force. (Janielle, 44 years)

Beaver Advice

Any advice for people moving to Beaver?

  • People here are very nice. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • If pig farm gets built in North Creek – don’t come. (William, 10 years)
  • Do it if you have the opportunity to. It’s a safe, family friendly place. (Stephen, 15 years)
  • Have a hobby or several. (Julie, 22 years)
  • It’s a great community. (Kelly, 34 years)
  • Look to find areas in which to serve others. (Janielle, 44 years)

Beaver Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Beaver (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Visiting the grove deer. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • Skiing at the Eagle Point. (William, 10 years)
  • Going hiking up the Bakers Canyon at midnight and scaring ourselves silly. (Stephen, 15 years)
  • I grew up in Beaver – we had more fun hanging out with our friends and playing! (Julie, 22 years)
  • My husband is from here and that’s memorable. (Kelly, 34 years)

Beaver’s Future

How do you think Beaver will change over the next 10 years?

  • More growth. A lot of new construction is going on. (Anonymous, 8 years)
  • If pig farm gets built, Beaver will turn into a ghost town. If it doesn’t get built, then the tourism will get optimized. (William, 10 years)
  • There will be more restaurants, and a slight population increase. (Stephen, 15 years)
  • Not much. (Julie, 22 years)
  • It will grow and our tourism will grow. (Kelly, 34 years)
  • It will keep on improving, and will have more jobs. (Janielle, 44 years)

Beaver Facts

Any other interesting facts about Beaver?

  • Majestic camping at 11,000ft with easy access. (William, 10 years)
  • Butch Cassidy was born here. Beaver Sport and Pawn has great deals. Mountain Delano is over 12,000 feet. We have an Indian princess buried in the cemetery. (Stephen, 15 years)
  • Home of Butch Cassidy and Philo Farnsworth. (Janielle, 44 years)