Utah State Parks Blog

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 […]

A Look Back – Utah’s First State Park

Posted on: January 13th, 2017

FILLMORE – Utah’s first State Park came to be in the year 1957 after the creation of a new Utah State Parks Commission. Governor George Dewey Clyde gave the commission a job: formulate and regulate a long-range plan for a state park and recreation system. Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, had changed many hands over […]

Utah State Parks 60th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on: December 30th, 2016

  With the coming of 2017, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Come join us in celebration as we host multiple events across the state each month of 2017 – there will be hikes, fishing tournaments, dances, winter festivals, and more! Where We Began  In 1957, a […]

First Day Hikes

Posted on: December 16th, 2016

Utah State Parks is kicking off the official 60th Anniversary Celebrations on New Years Day with three First Day Hikes on Antelope Island State Park. There will also be First Day Hikes offered at Dead Horse Point State Park and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Participants should check temperature and weather conditions before they come and gear up accordingly. If weather is severe, […]

Looking For Some Holiday Events? Here You Go!

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY – The weather is turning colder and the snow is starting to fall. This season, enhance your holiday experience by visiting one of our gorgeous Utah State Parks and participating in one of our holiday events. Whether you are heading to a Christmas light displays at Willard Bay State Park or attending […]

Snowmobile Season Is Here, So Are The Volunteers

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

December is around the corner and the snow is starting to fall; meaning snowmobile lovers across the state are firing up their rigs and preparing the upcoming season. Rather than preparing their personal set ups, some OHV enthusiasts are helping prep the trails that are beloved by so many. Members of the Utah Snowmobile Association and […]

Happy National “Take a Hike” Day!

Posted on: November 17th, 2016

Happy National Take a Hike Day! To celebrate, we are featuring two of our favorite hikes in Utah. Utah is known far-and-wide for its scenic landscapes. What helps make Utah great is the fact that these scenic places are not just found in one area, but are spread across the entire state. To help give […]

Volunteers Raise Kiosk At Lookout Pass

Posted on: November 16th, 2016

The cold weather may be on its way in, but that hasn’t slowed the efforts of the OHV clubs and organizations who work tirelessly to help keep Utah’s trails a favorite the world over. This month, members from two clubs – the Northern Utah ATV Trail Riders and the  Public Lands Equal Access Alliance – […]

Celebrate Iron Mission Days at Frontier Homestead

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum once again celebrates the founding of Cedar City with a day of activities designed to honor the spirit of our community and those that created opportunities for our growth. Come and enjoy the cool crisp fall air on Saturday November 5th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm as Frontier Homestead hosts its […]

What To Expect When You Fall In Cold Water

Posted on: October 27th, 2016

You’ve heard our tips on how to be safe when out boating on Cold Water; but sometimes things happen, and you can find yourself in a bad situation. Unless you’ve directly experienced it before, it’s hard to imagine what being immersed in cold water actually feels like. For example, it is a common misunderstanding that […]