- Where is your Salt Lake City administrative office and when is it open?
- Where can I buy an annual day-use state parks pass?
- What are the hours of operation at the state parks?
- How can I make a camping reservation?
- How many people can camp in one campsite?
- How many vehicles can I have at my campsite?
- What are the campsite check-in and check-out times?
- Can I bring my pet?
- Can I have a campfire?
- What are quiet hours in the park?
- Can I bring alcoholic beverages?
- How long can I camp in a state park?
- Can I reserve a group picnic shelter or group campground?
- How do I get a hunting or fishing license?
- How do I register a boat or ATV?
- I'm having problems reaching someone at the park, how can I get a hold of a park staff member?
- How can I get a job with the Division of Utah State Parks?
- Does Utah State Parks manage Timpanogos Cave or Zion National Park?
- Does Utah State Parks manage Pineview Reservoir, the Spruces campground or Millcreek Canyon?
- Where may I ride my off-highway vehicle (OHV)?
- Where can I find topographical, OHV, snowmobile, and other types of maps?
- Where can I find information on hotels, national parks, river rafting, and skiing?
- How can I get in touch with Utah State Parks and Recreation with additional questions, comments or concerns?
Where is your Salt Lake City administrative office and when is it open?
Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation is located at 1594 West North Temple, Suite 116 Salt Lake City, Utah 84116. Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Where can I buy an annual day-use state parks pass?
Annual day-use passes and Senior Adventure day-use passes are available for purchase at any state park, on our Get a Pass webpage, and at our Salt Lake City office located at 1594 West North Temple, Suite 116. The annual pass can also be purchased over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress or Discover by calling (801) 538-7220. Senior Adventure passes require a signature and cannot be purchased over the phone.
What are the hours of operation at the state parks?
Hours of operation vary from park to park and from season to season. To find hours of operation for any state park, please call us at (801) 538-7220. You can also visit our Parks webpage and select the park you wish to know about.
How can I make a camping reservation?
Camping reservations can be made through our Reservations webpage or by calling our reservation office at (801) 322-3770 or toll-free at (800) 322-3770. Please have your credit or debit card ready. There is an $8 reservation fee, for each site reserved, in addition to your camping fee.
How many vehicles can I have at my campsite?
One. Unless otherwise noted on your confirmation, one camping unit and a maximum of eight people are allowed per campsite. A camping unit is one tent, one trailer or one camper; not a combination or multiples of the above. A vehicle and attached in-tow equipment is considered one vehicle. For an extra vehicle, space permitting, there will be a charge of half the camping fee per night, with any odd amounts being rounded to the next dollar. This does not apply to primitive area campsites; each vehicle is charged the full primitive campsite fee.
What are the campsite check-in and check-out times?
Check-in time at state parks is from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Wasatch Mountain). Check-out time is 2:00 p.m. (noon at Dead Horse Point, Cabins and Yurts).
Can I bring my pet?
Yes. Pets are welcome at most state parks with the following exceptions: at Deer Creek State Park, they are allowed only in the campground; and at Jordanelle State Park, they are allowed on the Hailstone side but are not allowed at all on the Rockcliff side. Pets are not allowed in buildings, cabins or yurts, on beaches, or in the lakes or reservoirs. Pets must always be on a maximum six-foot leash and never left unattended. Please remember that you must pick-up after your pets.
Can I have a campfire?
Yes. Fires may only be built in fire rings, stoves, grills, or fireplaces provided for that purpose. Please bring your own wood, as you are not allowed to gather or chop wood in the park. Do not leave your fire unattended. Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving. Obey any restrictions on fires, which may be limited or prohibited at certain times.
Can I bring alcoholic beverages?
Yes. Alcoholic beverages are allowed at state parks; except for visitor centers, museums, and administrative offices. Laws are enforced according to Utah Alcohol Beverage Control and state law. Remember that DUI laws apply to all motor vehicles including boats and ATVs. Please, keep glass off the beaches.
Can I reserve a group picnic shelter or group campground?
Yes. Many of our state parks offer group day-use areas and group campgrounds. Group reservations are accepted up to 11 months in advance from park departure date. A non-refundable fee is charged for group sites and building rentals and will be charged at the time the reservation is made. Reservations can be made by calling our reservation office at (801) 322-3770 or toll-free at (800) 322-3770. The reservation must be confirmed a minimum of two weeks before the event.
How do I get a hunting or fishing license?
Contact the Division of Wildlife at (801) 538-4700 or visit the DWR Licenses webpage.
How do I register a boat or ATV?
For Utah residents, boats and ATVs are registered through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Visit the DMV website or call (801) 297-7780 for more information. Non-Utah residents may or may not need to register equipment in Utah. Visit our Out-of-State Residents webpage for detail.
How can I get a job with the Division of Utah State Parks?
For a list of available full-time positions and to submit an application, please visit the state jobs website. For more information, contact the Department of Natural Resources - Human Resource Management office at 801-538-7210. If you're interested in becoming a State Park Ranger (law enforcement), please visit our Park Ranger page. For seasonal and temporary positions, please contact our parks directly.
Does Utah State Parks manage Timpanogos Cave or Zion National Park?
No, these are federal parks managed by the National Park Service. For more information on these and other National Parks, National Monuments and National Historic Sites, please visit the NPS website or call the Utah Office of Tourism at (800) 200-1160.
Does Utah State Parks manage Pineview Reservoir, the Spruces campground or Millcreek Canyon?
No, these are part of the National Forest Service. For more information on these and other National Forest areas, please visit the USFS website or call their Salt Lake City office at (801) 236-3400.
Where may I ride my off-highway vehicle (OHV)?
Generally, off-highway vehicle riding is not allowed in Utah State Parks, except for Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and Sand Hollow State Park. However, a few state parks do allow you to ride from your campsite directly to nearby trails. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Forest Service (USFS) manage many trails and riding areas throughout the state. It's best to contact the land manager of the area in which you would like to ride for their up-to-date recreation map, which will show trailheads, openings, and closures. For maps and other information about OHVs, please visit our Off-Highway Vehicle webpage or call the BLM at (801) 539-4001 or the USFS at (801) 236-3400.
Where can I find topographical, OHV, snowmobile, and other types of maps?
The Department of Natural Resources bookstore is a great place for maps. The bookstore is located at 1594 West North Temple in Salt Lake City. You can also call them at (801) 537-3320. Off-highway vehicle and snowmobile maps can be found on our Off-Highway Vehicle webpage.
Where can I find information on hotels, national parks, river rafting, and skiing?
Please visit the Utah Office of Tourism website or call them at (800) 200-1160.
How can I get in touch with Utah State Parks and Recreation with additional questions, comments or concerns?
Please call us at (801) 538-7220. You can also send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you prefer, you can write or visit us at 1594 West North Temple, Suite 116, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116.