Utah State Parks Blog

Learn How To Snowshoe

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017

Join Park Ranger Kathy Donnell as she goes over the basics of Snowshoeing. Always remember to stay warm, drink plenty of water, and let someone know where you are going. Snowshoeing is a great way to experience the outdoors in a new and exciting way, but safety should always be a priority. If you have […]

12-Year-Old Boy Killed in Snowmobile Accident

Posted on: February 21st, 2017

WASATCH COUNTY — A 12-year-old boy was killed Monday following a snowmobile collision while on a family outing. The boy, identified as Jaxon Lewis of Salt Lake County, was riding snowmobiles with his family in the Mill Hollow Reservoir area in Wasatch County. Lewis was heading across a ridge line, when an adult family member […]

Join Us at the 2017 Boat Show and Win!

Posted on: February 8th, 2017

SANDY — The 2017 Utah Boat Show & Watersports Expo is almost underway! Here at Utah State Parks, we are gearing up to help provide you with some need-to-know info, updated rules, and even some awesome prizes. This year, we are giving away multiple life jackets to some lucky winners. Keep reading to learn how. […]

What Antler Gathering Closure Means for Antelope Island

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017

The Antelope Island Open Access Shed Hunt will be postponed until early May in response to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ (DWR) emergency closure/delay. The amendment,  set by DWR,  is due to concerns of extreme, prolonged cold and deep snow. This decision has closed antler gathering in ALL of Utah from Feb. 3 – […]

Volunteers Install New Beacon Transceiver at Monte Cristo

Posted on: January 31st, 2017

MONTE CRISTO — Winter is in full swing and the mountains have been immersed in deep snow. This has been great news for snowmobilers, who are loving the several feet of snow being dumped each storm. However, with our beloved powder comes an increase in avalanche danger. There has been a substantial amount of avalanche […]

A Look Back – Bear Lake State Park

Posted on: January 27th, 2017

BEAR LAKE STATE PARK — For anyone wanting to have a true outdoor experience, Bear Lake State Park should be one of their first stops. It has been called the Carribean of Utah, and for good reason. This state park has been a favorite of both locals and visitors since it was established in 1962; […]

TOP 10 Things You Need to Remember Before Snowmobiling

Posted on: January 25th, 2017

  Planning to hit your favorite trails on the snowmobile this weekend? Us to! After all, Utah is home to some of the best snow on earth, and the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor fun. Before you rev up your engine and head out, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things […]

Jordanelle Sate Park CLOSED for Snow Removal

Posted on: January 24th, 2017

Winter has been hitting hard these last few weeks, especially up in the mountains. Because of the high amounts of snow, Jordanelle State Park will be closed on January 24, 2017, to allow staff to adequately plow roads, parking lots, and walkways. Park staff are working diligently to clear the roads and ramp access points […]

60 Miles for 60 Years Challenge

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK – In celebration of the Utah State Park system’s 60th anniversary, Snow Canyon State Park is excited to launch their 60 Miles for 60 Years Challenge. Beginning on January 23, 2017, and running through November 11, 2017, visitors are encouraged to hike any combination of designated trails in Snow Canyon to […]

We Are Hosting 3 Winterfest Celebrations!

Posted on: January 19th, 2017

Just because there is snow on the ground and the air is cold does not mean outdoor fun should take a break until spring. Here at Utah State Parks, snow is just another way for us to get out and experience all the greatness Utah has to offer. After all, we do have the greatest […]