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Boating Safety Quiz Contest

Posted on: May 21st, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

Posted on: September 2nd, 2021

Sept. 2, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, and many Utahns are looking to head out to experience Utah’s great outdoors. Utah’s state parks are the perfect places to hike, swim, boat, paddle, water ski, and ride off-highway vehicles. Before you hit the trail — or the water […]

Labor Day Weekend Safety

Posted on: September 3rd, 2020

9/3/2020 SALT LAKE CITY — Labor Day weekend, like many holiday weekends, offer Utahn’s and out-of-state visitors alike an extended opportunity to experience the great outdoors at Utah’s state parks and recreation areas. The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation would like to encourage visitors to continue practicing #ResponsibleRecreation and exercise safety precautions to ensure […]

Operation Dry Water 2020: Utah Officers Fight Against Boating Intoxication

Posted on: July 6th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — In an effort to decrease the number of DUI’s both on and off the water this last holiday weekend, law enforcement officers joined forces as part of Operation Dry Water 2020. Law enforcement contacted over 3,000 people during this year’s Operation Dry Water; which yield a number of citations and arrests […]

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 CertificationsDon’t wave your right to the best boating experience of your life.Navigate your correct course. It’s a matter […]

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: American Canoe Association American Sailing Association American Watercraft Association BoatEd Inc. Boat US Foundation DWR Fishing License Sales Fishing Information Marine Retailers Association of America National Association of State Boating Law Administrators […]

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, […]

Staying Safe in Cold Water

Posted on: October 15th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Autumn is here, and along with the changing leaves comes changing water temperatures.  These colder temperatures — combined with the rise in state park visitation this season — has the Utah State Parks Boating Program urging recreational boaters, hunters, anglers, and swimmers to remain mindful and to protect themselves from overexposure […]