60th Anniversary Celebrations

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Desert Discovery Day – Free Entrance To Snow Canyon & More!

Posted on: November 8th, 2017

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK — In celebration of the Utah State Park system’s 60th anniversary, Snow Canyon State Park and the Friends of Snow Canyon invite visitors to take part in “Desert Discovery Day” this Saturday, November 11.  Snow Canyon is waiving the entrance fee for all visitors on Saturday.  In addition, there will be […]

A Look Back – Snow Canyon State Park

Posted on: March 10th, 2017

Snow Canyon State Park — A local favorite and a must-see to visitors, Snow Canyon gives recreators a variety of stunning scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities. Contrary to what its name suggests, there is not much snow to be found in Snow Canyon, even in the deep winter months. Located in Southern Utah, just minutes north […]

A Look Back – Bear Lake State Park

Posted on: January 27th, 2017

BEAR LAKE STATE PARK — For anyone wanting to have a true outdoor experience, Bear Lake State Park should be one of their first stops. It has been called the Carribean of Utah, and for good reason. This state park has been a favorite of both locals and visitors since it was established in 1962; […]

60 Miles for 60 Years Challenge

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK – In celebration of the Utah State Park system’s 60th anniversary, Snow Canyon State Park is excited to launch their 60 Miles for 60 Years Challenge. Beginning on January 23, 2017, and running through November 11, 2017, visitors are encouraged to hike any combination of designated trails in Snow Canyon to […]

We Are Hosting 3 Winterfest Celebrations!

Posted on: January 19th, 2017

Just because there is snow on the ground and the air is cold does not mean outdoor fun should take a break until spring. Here at Utah State Parks, snow is just another way for us to get out and experience all the greatness Utah has to offer. After all, we do have the greatest […]

A Look Back – Utah’s First State Park

Posted on: January 13th, 2017

FILLMORE – Utah’s first State Park came to be in the year 1957 after the creation of a new Utah State Parks Commission. Governor George Dewey Clyde gave the commission a job: formulate and regulate a long-range plan for a state park and recreation system. Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, had changed many hands over […]

Utah State Parks 60th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on: December 30th, 2016

  With the coming of 2017, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Come join us in celebration as we host multiple events across the state each month of 2017 – there will be hikes, fishing tournaments, dances, winter festivals, and more! Where We Began  In 1957, a […]

First Day Hikes 2017

Posted on: December 16th, 2016

Utah State Parks is kicking off the official 60th Anniversary Celebrations on New Years Day with three First Day Hikes on Antelope Island State Park. There will also be First Day Hikes offered at Dead Horse Point State Park and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Participants should check temperature and weather conditions before they come and gear up accordingly. If weather is severe, […]