Utah State Parks Blog

Park of the Week: Sand Hollow State Park

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016

With warm, blue waters and a gorgeous landscape, Utah’s newest state park is also one of the most popular. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax on the beach, to take your boat out, or for some off-road experiences, Sand Hollow State Park is the place for you. Located just 15-miles east of St. […]

TOP 10 Things You Need to Remember Before Snowmobiling

Posted on: January 29th, 2016

  Planning to hit your favorite trails on the snowmobile this weekend? Us to! After all, Utah is home to some of the best snow on earth, and the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor fun. Before you rev up your engine and head out, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things […]

Park of the Week: Kodachrome Basin State Park

Posted on: January 25th, 2016

With red tinged rock formations and incredible blue skies, Kodachrome Basin State Park is an area just begging to be photographed. The breathtaking monolithic sedimentary pipes – also known as chimneys – rise high into the ski; natures natural skyscraper. The state park first got its name following a 1948 National Geographic Society exploration, where […]

Good things come to those who bait … like $5,000 in prizes!

Posted on: January 20th, 2016

Come out and have join the fun at this unique four-park winter fishing tournament!  The Wasatch Back Quad-fishalon includes East Canyon, Deer Creek, Jordanelle, and Rockport State Parks. Enter your largest measured trout caught at each event and the person with the largest total measurement wins. There are over $5,000 in prizes; including  Cabela’s gift cards, swag […]

Park of the Week: Goblin Valley State Park

Posted on: January 19th, 2016

  Showcasing some of the most interesting and beautiful scenery the planet has to offer, Goblin Valley State Park has been a must-visit destination for families, adventures, scientists, and even Hollywood movie productions. Pictographs and petroglyphs present in the Goblin Valley area contain evidence of multiple Native American cultures; including the Fremont, Paiutes and Ute […]

Winterfest 2016 is here!

Posted on: January 12th, 2016

With snow on the ground and adventure in the air, now is the perfect time for some winter fun. Both East Canyon State Park and Wasatch Mountain State Park are hosting a Winterfest event on Saturday Jan. 16 that offers both fun and awesome information. So whether you are a cross-country skier, snowmobiler, snowshoer, or just […]

Brody Young’s statement to the Press

Posted on: January 7th, 2016

My wife, children and I wish to express our gratitude to the Shumway family for their dedicated and successful search efforts on this case.  We wish to acknowledge the countless hours put in by the Grand and Weber County Sheriff Offices in this five year investigation. We are grateful for Federal, State and local authorities […]

Brody Young’s shooter’s remains confirmed

Posted on: January 6th, 2016

  SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation remain appreciative of the continued commitment of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and local residents who searched for Lance Leeroy Arellano, the suspect in the shooting involving State Parks Ranger Brody Young on Nov. 19, 2010. With the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office’s […]

Park of the Week: Rockport State Park

Posted on: January 5th, 2016

With cool waters and year-round activities, Rockport State Park is an ideal get-away for those wanting to spend their time fishing, cross country skiing, boating or looking to photograph some local wildlife. Located just a hop skip and jump east of Salt Lake City, Rockport State Park offers amenities and activities for the whole family […]

Kick off 2016 with one of these 5 must-do hikes

Posted on: December 30th, 2015

  Looking for a beautiful and invigorating way to start the New Year? Kick off 2016 with a family-friendly hike in a Utah State Park near you! Once again, Utah State Parks is joining the First Day Hikes initiative by hosting fiveextraordinary New Years Day adventures across the state. Antelope Island State Park Those choosing […]