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Winter Is Coming: Snowmobile Volunteers Construct New Fence In Heber Valley

Volunteers building a fence at the Lake Creek Trailhead

LAKE CREEK TRAILHEAD — Winter is coming. You know it, and we know it. Which means wintertime fun is right around the corner.

But before the snow has even hit some volunteers are heading up the mountain to prep trails and trailheads for the coming season.

On a recent weekend, one group of OHV volunteers met up at the Lake Creek Trailhead just East of the Heber City. The group met at 9 a.m. where they put in fence posts and rails.

After 4 hours of hard work, the newly constructed fence now puts an edge on the east parking lot and allows snowmobiles a place to enter the Lake Creek Trail Head.

Volunteers building a fence at the Lake Creek Trailhead

The property is leased by the landowner and allows riders a safe and designated place for snowmobilers in the winter season.

The group was made up of members from the Utah Snowmobile Association and the Salt Lake Valley Snowmobile Club. Patrick Buhr, an intern with the Utah State Parks OHV Program, as well as park rangers stationed out of Rockport State Park, also assisted with the project.

This volunteer opportunity was made possible through funding and partnership with the Utah BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Division of Parks and Recreation OHV Program.

Curious about upcoming volunteer projects or want to learn more? Contact the OHV Program for more information by emailing ohveducation@utah.gov.


The finished fence at the Lake Creek Trailhead

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