Utah State Parks Blog

Park of the Week: Deer Creek State Park

Posted on: July 27th, 2015

Deer Creek State Park is nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Timpanogos. A full range of water activities are available at Deer Creek and fishing opportunities are exceptional. The park also offers campsites, picnic areas, trails and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and scenic Heber Valley. The park offers two campgrounds with sites […]

Park of the Week: Palisade State Park

Posted on: July 20th, 2015

Palisade State Park is nestled in beautiful Sanpete County approximately five miles south of Manti and a short two hours from Salt Lake City. This park offers something for everyone from its canyon golf course, water sports, deluxe cabins, new tent cabins, RV and tent camping, to access for off-highway vehicle riding in nearby Six-Mile Canyon. Play […]

Park of the Week: Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

Posted on: July 13th, 2015

So much time is revealed in the Uinta Basin, even more geologic time than in the Grand Canyon. Within an 80-mile radius of Vernal, evidence of the entire Earth’s history is visible. At its center is the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. The 22,000-square foot museum was built to preserve and […]

Park of the Week: Yuba State Park

Posted on: July 6th, 2015

  Boat-in camping, sandy beaches, off-highway vehicle riding and warm waters lure visitors to Yuba Reservoir. Developed and primitive camping areas are available at Oasis and Painted Rocks and Eagle View campgrounds and at designated beach areas. Yuba is popular with anglers fishing for walleye, northern pike and yellow perch. Others seeking more adventure can […]

Park of the Week: Starvation State Park

Posted on: June 29th, 2015

The sprawling waters of Starvation Reservoir offer great fishing and boating. Enjoy sandy beaches and a grassy day-use area for picnics and volleyball. Camp in developed areas of Beach or Mountain View campgrounds or spend the night in one of three cabins.  Primitive shoreline camping is available at Indian Bay, Rabbit Gulch, Juniper Point and […]

Top Three Hikes at Wasatch Mountain State Park

Posted on: June 25th, 2015

Hiking is a perfect summer activity for families. Experience breathtaking views, watch mountain wildlife and discover educational historic sites while hiking in the park. Wasatch Mountain State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell shares three of her favorite hikes: Huber Grove Trail- Difficulty: Easy, Distance: One mile A perfect hike for children, the Huber Grove Trail, located across […]

Park of the Week: Wasatch Mountain State Park

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015

Year-round adventure awaits at Wasatch Mountain State Park. Camp, hike, mountain bike, golf, explore off-highway vehicle and horseback trails and more on over 23,000 acres. Park facilities include 122 camping/picnicking areas, modern restrooms, showers and utility hookups, one group-use pavilion, two cabins and four overnight group areas. The Chalet, a ranch-style building complete with kitchen […]

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Park of the Week: Huntington State Park

Posted on: June 15th, 2015

Explore Huntington State Park Cinnamon-colored buttes provide a backdrop for this quiet desert oasis.  Popular with locals, this warm-water reservoir is ideal for waterskiing, fishing and camping. New this summer, park staff installed five slacklines to those wanting a different sort of activity. A slackline is webbing that is tensioned between two anchor points and […]

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Park of the Week- East Canyon State Park

Posted on: June 8th, 2015

Explore East Canyon State Park Tucked away in the mountains of northeastern Utah, East Canyon State Park is a popular destination for boating, fishing and camping. Stay in a yurt or cabin, or sleep under the stars in the campground. East Canyon also holds a bit of history. Explore the nearby Mormon Pioneer Trail, the […]

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Road Trip Itinerary- Southwestern Utah

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015

Looking to get outdoors, but just don’t know where to go? Here is the first of many trip itineraries we are providing to help you explore Utah and enjoy Utah’s state parks. I-15 Corridor: Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum- Fillmore Frontier Homestead State Park Museum – Cedar City Sand Hollow State Park – Hurricane Snow […]