Please observe these general park rules and regulations to ensure everyone's visit is pleasant. Some parks may have additional rules.
Camping – Camp only in designated areas. Each permit covers one vehicle and any attached recreational equipment. There is an extra fee for additional vehicles or camping equipment. Each campsite has a maximum capacity of eight people.
Quiet Hours – 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. All generators and music must be turned off. Voices and noise must be kept down. Generators can only be on from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm at Snow Canyon and Kodachrome Basin.
Generators - Generators must be turned off between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., as per the quiet hour rule. However, at Snow Canyon and Kodachrome Basin, generators may only be on from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.
Fires – Campfires may be built in specified areas only; gathering or chopping firewood is prohibited. Please be aware that fire restrictions may be implemented at any time. Do not leave fires unattended.
Plants, Animals and Rocks – All plants, animals, minerals and other natural features in state parks are protected. It is unlawful to hassle, remove, alter or destroy them.
Pets – Pets are allowed at most Utah State Parks. However, please be mindful of these exceptions:
Antelope Island State Park - Pets not allowed on the Frary Peak Trail
Bear Lake State Park - Pets not allowed on beaches or in the water
Dead Horse Point State Park - Pets not allowed on the Intrepid Trail
Jordanelle State Park - Pets not allowed at Rock Cliff Rec. Area (Dogs are allowed at Hailstone and on Jordanelle Reservoir)
Deer Creek State Park - Pets not allowed outside of campground
Snow Canyon State Park- Pets are allowed only in campground, West Canyon Road and Whiptail Trail.
Pets are not allowed in buildings, cabins or yurts. Service animals are the only animals admitted inside park buildings. Pets must always be on a maximum six-foot leash and never left unattended. Do not leave pets tied to a tree or post, or left in hot vehicles. Please remember to pick-up after your pets.
Bicycles – Bicycling is permitted on established public roads, in parking areas and on approved trails.
Off-Highway Vehicles – Off-highway vehicle riding is permitted in some parks. For designated areas contact park staff.
Parking – Park only in designated parking areas. All wheels must stay on the pavement. Interpretive pull-outs and points of interest in the park are not designated parking areas. Do not park along the roadside.
Speed Limit – The speed limit within all park areas is 14 m.p.h. unless otherwise posted.
Waste Water – It is unlawful to dump or to drain water from campers or trailers onto the ground. A sanitary disposal station is provided for registered campers at most state parks.
Glass Bottles – Glass bottles (of any shape or size) are prohibited on and around state park beaches. For safety and
courtesy, please keep all glass away from beaches and dispose of glass bottles appropriately.
Metal Detecting – The use of metal detectors is prohibited without a permit from the park. At any state park, it is illegal to remove, alter, or destroy any natural or man-made feature or item. Therefore, anything found must be turned in at the park.
Fireworks – Fireworks (including firecrackers) are prohibited in state parks.
Firearms– Firearms are allowed in state parks and their use is regulated by state law. Firearms and other weapons may not be used in state park buildings, in camping and picnic sites, at overlooks, on golf courses, boat ramps or developed beaches, or within 600 feet of any building (76-10-508 UCA).
Permits – A Special Use Permit is required for all special events and all commercial or professional filming and photography.