Utah State Parks Blog

Utah Lake Is Back Open

Posted on: July 29th, 2016

Public warning issued for swimming, water skiing, or any contact with water SALT LAKE CITY (DEQ)  — Public health officials have modified Utah Lake restrictions, reopening the Lake for boating, based on the latest round of samples analyzed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that indicate blue-green algae is dissipating at most locations in […]

Military Appreciation Day Celebration

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce our second annual Military Appreciation Day set for Saturday August 13, 2016. Come join in on the celebrations and activities like pancake breakfasts, 5K races, flag ceremonies, musket demonstrations, canoe rentals, and even civil war style drills. Celebrations like this are important, Utah State Parks Deputy […]

Jordan River OHV Park Reopens July 22!

Posted on: July 21st, 2016

The Jordan River OHV State Recreation Area is set to reopen its gates on Friday July 22 after being temporarily closed for 3 days. The OHV Park was originally closed due to the contamination of the Jordan River by Harmful Algae Blooms originating in Utah Lake. Staff are planning to reopen the park Friday – […]

Utah OHV Laws & Rules Quiz

Posted on: July 21st, 2016

PARK CLOSED: Jordan River OHV State Recreation Area

Posted on: July 19th, 2016

*UPDATED: Park to reopen on July 22, 2016. Visit our more-recent blog posts.  Due to potential health risks, the Jordan River OHV State Recreation Area has been closed until further notice. The water used to help maintain track grooming and dust control comes from the Jordan River, which has been impacted by the recent algae […]

Utah Lake Closed Due To Harmful Algae Bloom

Posted on: July 15th, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (DEQ) – Public health officials have decided to close Utah Lake, effective immediately, due to a large, harmful algal bloom that may pose a serious health risk to the public and animals. The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and Utah County Health Department (UCHD) say lab results for samples collected by the […]

Utah Lake Advisory: Algae Present

Posted on: July 14th, 2016

It has been discovered that a  algae bloom is occurring at Utah Lake. As this bloom is being investigated, we are advising that members of the public not swim, boat, or recreate on the water at this time. While this advisory is in place, Utah Lake State Park will remain open with access to our […]

Checkpoint Near Yuba State Park

Posted on: July 14th, 2016

YUBA STATE PARK — In accordance with Utah Law, this is a public notice for an administrative checkpoint. Yuba State Park will be holding an Administrative checkpoint on Yuba Dam Road, Saturday July 23, 2016 from noon-8pm. This checkpoint is aimed at deterring impaired driving over the holiday weekend. Contact our Southwest Region Office with any questions.

Utah ATV Association Adopts Wasatch Mountain State Park

Posted on: June 30th, 2016

WASATCH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK – Looks like Wasatch Mountain State Park is getting some more love from the ATV community here in Utah – but with its green trees, miles of trails and stunning mountain views, who wouldn’t fall in love with such a beautiful place? Members of the Utah ATV Association made the trip up […]

Annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride

Posted on: June 21st, 2016

FARMINGTON – “Riding with the Stars” is the theme and Antelope Island State Park will be the venue for the 23rd Annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride to be held on July 15th at 10:00 PM.  This popular family friendly non-competitive bike ride is held in the light of the moon and is open to participants of all ages. The […]