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Boating Safety Quiz Contest

Posted on: May 21st, 2016

Boating Restricted at Deer Creek Due to Fire

Posted on: July 11th, 2018

UPDATE: As of 8 am Thursday, July 12, the park is once again open for boating. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.    DEER CREEK STATE PARK — Due to a fire near Deer Creek State Park, public boating on Deer Creek Reservoir has been restricted until further notice. All boats on the water […]


Posted on: February 20th, 2015

Since 1959 the Utah State Parks Boating Program has served to preserve and maintain quality for the best possible boating experiences on Utah’s waterways.

Boating Education

Posted on: February 20th, 2015

Learn the Ropes. Take a Course. Education for all ages is highly recommended. Know before you go. **Utah requires a mandatory youth certification course for Personal Watercraft (PWC).** What You Need To Know Utah Boating Regulations & Course Certifications Don’t wave your right to the best boating experience of your life. Navigate your correct course. […]

Additional Boating Resources

Posted on: February 20th, 2015

Weather Resources: Current Conditions Boat Decontamination Resources: Invasive Quagga Mussel Info Decontamination Certification Forms Non-Emergency Dispatch Phone Numbers (by waterway) Additional Boating Resources: Aquatic Hitchhikers: What Boaters Can Do to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species American Canoe Association American Sailing Association American Watercraft Association Americas Waterway Watch BoatEd Inc. Boat US Foundation DWR Fishing […]

Boating Advisory Council (BAC)

Posted on: February 20th, 2015

The Boating Advisory Council (BAC) represents various user groups to help review and make recommendations relating to boating laws, rules, education, and programs. The BAC meets up to four times annually. Meetings are open to the public, and you may view BAC meeting agendas and meeting minutes. If you have a question for the BAC, […]

Adult Education Courses

Posted on: July 21st, 2016

Mastering the waters is no easy task. Take the course and learn to boat like a pro! Fathom the Facts Did you know? Recent surveys indicate that over 80 percent of Utah’s registered boat owners have not completed an education course. Utah’s Boating Course. The course is simple and east to complete. Education = Skill. Successful completion of […]

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 […]

Planning And Development

Posted on: March 17th, 2015

Utah State Parks and Recreation is working to protect your state park system today and for future generations. With the help of park users and community members, the planning section develops resource management plans for each park and strategic plans for the Division and its programs. Resource management planning helps to protect and interpret each […]


Posted on: February 12th, 2015

Willard Bay is a freshwater reservoir located 12 miles northwest of Ogden on the flood plains of the Great Salt Lake. An earth filled dike and natural shoreline make up the 20-mile enclosures. The dike is officially named the Arthur V. Watkins Dam, for a former U.S. Senator from Utah who was essential in getting […]