Posts related to ‘Boating’

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 […]

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 […]

Man Dies While Aiding Child at Red Fleet State Park

Posted on: July 16th, 2020

RED FLEET STATE PARK — A 34-year-old Uintah County man is dead following an incident at Red Fleet State Park yesterday.  Just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Dustin Peterson was boating with family and friends in the wakeless area of Red Fleet Reservoir.  While there, a child in Peterson’s group began to […]

State Park Officials Warn of Carbon Monoxide Dangers When Boating

Posted on: June 9th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (June 9, 2020) — Utah is home to some of the most beautiful waterbodies around. Every year countless recreators visit these waters to fish, boat, water ski, and relax with their friends and family. Unfortunately, many water recreators are unaware of a silent killer putting them and their family at danger aboard […]

Park Ranger Receives Award, Saves Woman Just Two Days Later

Posted on: June 8th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Being a Utah State Parks Law Enforcement Ranger is both a challenging and rewarding job. These rangers spend countless hours training, patrolling Utah’s recreation areas, volunteering in search and rescue efforts, managing state parks, and interacting with the public. One such Ranger had an especially busy week — receiving a prestigious […]

Utah officials push life jackets, release new PSA as Memorial Day approaches

Posted on: May 21st, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Memorial Day is around the corner, and Utah State Parks officials are urging the public to wear their life jackets as Utahns gear up for the start of the recreation season. Utah has already experienced 3 water-related deaths within the last two weeks. Unfortunately, none of those involved in these tragedies […]

Boaters: Beware of River Hazards

Posted on: September 12th, 2019

Whether you’re out on a river, pond, lake or ocean underwater hazards exist. Expect those hazards to be unmarked just lurking below the surface. Have multiple eyes on the lookout when navigating. Learn to read the river: Be aware of common natural river hazards: Escape method should you ever become trapped in a strainer: For […]

Over 2,700 Boats Inspected at Lake Powell Labor Day Weekend

Posted on: September 4th, 2019

From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: SALT LAKE CITY — Law enforcement officers, biologists and technicians for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources had a busy Labor Day weekend, working to prevent invasive quagga mussels from spreading. A total of 2,766 boats were inspected at Lake Powell and in the surrounding area from Aug. […]

Over 2000 Contacts, 160 Citations Issued Following Operation Dry Water

Posted on: July 11th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — In an effort to decrease the amount of DUI’s both on and off the water this last holiday weekend, law enforcement officers joined forces to fight back as part of 2019 Operation Dry Water. From July 5–7, rangers from the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation and officers from the United […]

New PSA Following Recent Drownings, Incidents

Posted on: June 24th, 2019

“Nobody Is Invincible” Campaign Continues SALT LAKE CITY — Boating season is here, and with the fun in the sun comes the dangers present when venturing out onto the water. Within the last month, Utah has seen an increase in boating-related incidents. To combat this, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation has chosen to […]