Utah State Parks Blog

Danger Cave Tour Reservations Go Live Tomorrow!

Posted on: April 25th, 2016

Take a step back in time at this years Danger Cave Tours! These tours are widely popular, and reservations open up on APRIL 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. (Attempts to reserve before then will take you to an error message) Come learn the history of the archaeology the caves along with fascinating information about the […]

Celebrate Utah – Casey Enjoys Sand Hollow State Park

Posted on: April 20th, 2016

(KUTV) Meet the newest member of the Utah state park family! Sand Hollow State Park. Sand Hollow State Park opened in 2003 to the public. After a quick glance you can see why it’s becoming one of the most popular Utah destinations. Sand Hollow has 16,000 acres of sand dunes and a beautiful lake with […]

Jedediah Smith Monument Dedication

Posted on: April 14th, 2016

Fremont Indian State Park & Museum – April 23, 2016; 11 a.m. – FREE CLEAR CREEK CANYON — History buffs and tourists have a new reason to visit the Fishlake National Forest and Fremont Indian State Park thanks to a monument of Jedediah Smith. The marker, located on the Fillmore Ranger District, is set to be dedicated Saturday, […]

Top 10 Tips: Getting Your Boat Ready For Summer

Posted on: April 7th, 2016

Most Utah boats have been unused for 3-4 months, and spring is upon us, so here are our Top 10 pieces of advice for making sure your boat is summer-ready! If you are not mechanically inclined, or if you are unfamiliar of your boats mechanical standards, there is time to schedule a tune-up with a […]

Send You Scout On The Adventure of a Lifetime

Posted on: April 6th, 2016

Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp is designed for Boy Scouts age 11 and up and offers an authentic and unique hands-on adventure at the Camp Floyd State Park and Museum! Scouts travel back in time to 1858 – 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. […]

Sixth Grader Pushes for Changes in Life Jacket Laws

Posted on: March 30th, 2016

MOAB – Given time to think, many of us could think of multiple things we would like to see change; whether it is a law, a rule, or a personal change. However, few ever act on that initial desire and things in motion. Brett Reed, a sixth grade student from Moab, is not one to […]

Many disabled veterans will soon get free State Parks access

Posted on: March 28th, 2016

(KUTV) For Utah State Parks Director Fred Hayes, it has been a challenging year. For legal reasons, he was forced to do away with a program that granted many disabled veterans access to state parks at a steep discount. The move came as a blow to disabled veterans like Bob Hicks. Hicks told Get Gephardt […]

‘Egg’stravaganza Egg Festival

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016

East Canyon State Park; March 25, 2016; 6-8 p.m. Join the Staff of East Canyon State Park for our second annual Egg Hunt and festival. Remember this is a FRIDAY EVENING event starting at 6 p.m.  So…we are using eggs that reflect with a flashlight, so don’t forget your light. We had such a great turnout last year […]

Celebrate Utah: Casey explores Goblin Valley State Park

Posted on: March 21st, 2016

(KUTV) It’s been said life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Taking a breathtaking look at the sunrise over the Three Sisters formation could be one of those moments. Road Trippin’ 2016 begins in a wonderfully strange and colorful valley, unlike any […]

Park of the Week: Utah Lake State Park

Posted on: March 14th, 2016

A favorite to many across the state and the country, Utah Lake State Park is famous for its recreation and sporting opportunities based around – you guessed it – Utah Lake. Spanning an area of 148.4 square miles, Utah Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the state and one of the largest in the […]