Utah State Parks Blog

Check Out These Upcoming Dark Sky Programs

Posted on: August 25th, 2016

Utah State Parks have some of the darkest night skies in North America. An ever-increasing number of our visitors appreciate and seek out the pristine night skies and after-dark programming we offer. Our parks employees want to responsibly manage and enhance this resource. To keep you all engaged, check below for any upcoming Dark Sky Programs or events! Red Fleet State […]

Manti-La Sal National Forest Open House Schedule

Posted on: August 24th, 2016

MANTI-LA SAL NATIONAL FOREST (USFS) – The public is invited to attend the Manti-La Sal National Forest public open houses in September.  The purpose of these open houses is to gather information about Forest conditions to support the revision of the Manti-La Sal National Forest Plan. The Forest Plan is a land management document that will guide […]

Ashley National Forest Holds Open Houses

Posted on: August 18th, 2016

VERNAL (USFS) –  The Ashley National Forest will hold a series of open house style meetings at the end of August to begin the Wilderness Assessment and review the first draft of the Species of Conservation Concern. These two actions will lead to recommendations and eventually decisions that will guide the management of the Ashley […]

Utah ATV Association Continues To Put In Work

Posted on: August 9th, 2016

Our wonderful friends over at the Utah ATV Association are back at it again – having just built and installed a new information kiosk at Five Mile Pass. The group traveled to Tooele County on July 23 where they showcased their skills and dedication to their group by working in the sun with other volunteers […]

Fire On The Bay – Fireworks & Fun!

Posted on: August 4th, 2016

Join us at Willard Bay State Park on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 for the 2nd annual Fire on the Bay Event! There will be fireworks, live entertainment, races, and more. The day of celebration starts off at 7 a.m. with everyone’s favorite 5K race. If running isn’t really your thing, you can join in the race […]

Raspberry Days & Boat Light Parade

Posted on: August 1st, 2016

Raspberry Days 2016 (Aug. 4-6) Do you love raspberries on a warm summer day? Us Too! Stop by Garden City from Aug. 4-6 for the annual Raspberry Days Festival. This fun and family-friendly event is hosted every year to celebrate the harvest of the world-famous Bear Lake Raspberries. Each of the festival’s three days showcases […]

Join us for Raspberry Days!

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