Utah State Parks and Recreation is a Division
of the Department of Natural Resources
Our Mission Statement:
To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
State Park System: Services and Functions: We manage Utah's state park system, which includes operations, planning, and protection of 43 heritage, scenic, and recreation parks.
Off-Highway Vehicles: We administer summer and winter off-highway vehicle programs including education, trail maintenance, grant programs, user compliance, accident investigation, and search and rescue.
State Boating Act: We administer the State Boating Act on Utah waters, which includes safety, education, and enforcement.
Grant Programs: We administer Land and Water Conservation Fund, non-motorized, and motorized trails grant programs.
Planning and Development: We guide short and long-term site management for each park to protect and interpret each park's natural and cultural resource base, ensure safe, enjoyable visitor experiences, provide for new visitor opportunities, and develop and enhance facilities to meet visitor needs.