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Utah State Parks Announces Changes to Annual Pass Fees

Antelope Island State Park

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is announcing upcoming changes to the annual day-use pass fees.

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is primarily a self-funded agency that relies on park fees to run clean, safe, and friendly parks. Over the past several years the Division has reinvested over $42 million back into the parks to add and improve recreational opportunities, infrastructure, and facilities.

Utah State Parks is committed to carefully controlling our spending while working to ensure the best quality experience for our visitors. However, operating costs have continued to grow, along with an increase in visitation and use of many state parks.

While we regularly evaluate fees and services, the Utah State Parks annual pass fee has not changed in price for Utah residents in over 25 years.

Beginning January 1, 2021, Utah State Parks will be increasing the annual pass price from $75 to $100 for Utah residents; and from $35 to $50 for senior Utah residents who are 65 years-of-age and older. Money generated by these fees will be spent on maintaining visitor’s access to the best possible outdoor facilities and experiences.

In the summer of 2020, Utah State Parks increased the annual pass fee for all out-of-state visitors to $150.

Dead Horse Point State Park

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation appreciates our visitor’s desire for quality outdoor recreation. Utah State Parks has an ongoing commitment to providing unmatched customer services and amenities at an affordable price.

Utah State Parks annual day-use passes are available for purchase online through Reserve America, as well as in-person at staffed state parks, region offices, and at the Utah DNR Map and Bookstore in Salt Lake City.

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