Utah State Parks Blog

Fielding Garr Ranch Back Open

Posted on: September 29th, 2016

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK –  After assessing damage and cleaning up from the storm on Sept. 22, areas of the Fielding Garr Ranch at Antelope Island State Park has been reopened to visitors. The main grounds, picnic area, ranch house, bunk house, and spring house are now open. Along with the access to Sentry and South Island trails. However, […]

Fielding Garr Ranch Closed Due To Storm Damage

Posted on: September 22nd, 2016

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK – Due to damaged sustained by Thursday’s storm, the Fielding Garr Ranch at Antelope Island State Park has been closed to the public until further notice. This decision stems from safety concerns after the roof of a barn was severely damaged. Other standing structures, windows, and dumpsters have been damaged by […]

Celebrate Utah – Kodachrome Basin State Park

Posted on: September 21st, 2016

KODACHROME BASIN (KUTV) – It’s a kind of film used in cameras, a name of a song by Paul Simon and the destination for our next road trip. Kodachrome Basin State Park. A stones throw away from Bryce canyon. The color and beauty found here prompted a National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome, […]

OHV Organizations Join Forces For Service Project

Posted on: September 19th, 2016

UTAH COUNTY – Three different Utah ATV clubs joined forces and spent their weekend erecting a new information kiosk in Utah County. Two members from each of the three clubs – Utah ATV Association, Public Lands Equal Access Alliance, and Northern Utah ATV Trail Riders – all came together on September 10, 2016. A non-club affiliated volunteer also lent his […]

Man Dies Following Incident at Sand Hollow State Park

Posted on: September 19th, 2016

HURRICANE – A Carbon County man died at the hospital Sunday following an incident at Sand Hollow State Park the previous day. On Saturday, 21-year-old Nicholas Floyd was swimming at Sand Hollow State Park with friends when he began having trouble staying afloat.  Floyde’s friends attempted to assist him and called for help to a […]

Scofield Reservoir Reopens to Boaters and Anglers

Posted on: September 15th, 2016

SCOFIELD RESERVOIR (DEQ)- Scofield Reservoir is now open to boating and fishing. Tests indicate that algae and toxins have decreased sufficiently to not post a threat to on-the-water recreation. However, we caution against recreational activities that require immersion in the water such as swimming or waterskiing. Toxin levels immediately below the dam have also decreased and […]

Washington County Sheriff Hosts OHV Education Course

Posted on: September 14th, 2016

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has announced they will be hosting a FREE OHV education course. The course will be held at the Sheriff’s Office located at 750 South 5300 West inHurricane. Students must be at least 8 years old to participate. Helmets will be available at a discounted price to the families […]

BLM: Public Comment For Proposed Recapture Canyon Trail System

Posted on: September 14th, 2016

MONTICELLO (BLM) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing a proposed trail system for Recapture Canyon near Blanding, Utah. The EA responds to San Juan County’s application for a right-of-way that would provide additional off-road, motorized travel opportunities in the Recapture […]

How To: Use the Self Pay Station

Posted on: September 7th, 2016

If you’ve been to Jordanelle State Park recently, you may notice there has been a Self Pay station installed in the far left entrance to the park. Curious about how it works? Join Park Manager Laurie Backus as she takes you step-by-step on how to use the station and shares some things you need to […]

Goblin Valley Is ‘Dark Sky Certified!’

Posted on: September 6th, 2016

GREEN RIVER – After a two year application process, Goblin Valley State Park has been formally designated as an International Dark Sky Park. This is the second unit in the Utah State Parks system to gain this status, following the designation of Dead Horse Point in June of this year. The designation comes from the […]