Posts related to ‘Boating’

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 […]

Additional Resources to Help in Fight Against Quagga Mussels

Posted on: May 23rd, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY  ( via DWR) — During the recent legislative session, additional funding was allocated to keep quagga and zebra mussels from spreading from Lake Powell to other local waterbodies. Quagga mussels are currently only found in Lake Powell, and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah State Parks are working to keep […]

Thieves Damage Danger Cave State Park Heritage Area

Posted on: May 13th, 2019

WENDOVER, UT — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for a break-in and damages to the Danger Cave State Park Heritage Site — one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America. The perpetrator(s) breached the gated and protected area located near Wendover […]

How To Change a Boat Propeller

Posted on: October 3rd, 2018

Boat propellers are essential to having your motorboat operating properly. This means that you will likely need to provide maintenance to your propeller either in your garage, shop, or even in the parking area of your favorite lake. Curious about how to change your boat’s propeller? Check out the video below. Keep in mind, the way […]