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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 […]

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 […]

Stop Propeller Cuts – These Tips Can Save Your Life

Posted on: September 19th, 2018

Utah has seen too many propeller cuts this boating season, and the Utah State Parks Boating Program wants to help put a stop to it. Propeller cuts can severely injure – and even kill. A typical three-blade boat propeller running at 3,200 rpm can inflict 160 impacts in one second. If your leg, arm, torso, […]

Avoid Dehydration on the Water

Posted on: September 12th, 2018

Did you know dehydration is a serious risk to boaters during the summer months?  A typical boating day in the summer can cause your body to generate a large amount of heat. The constant exposure to the sun will increase your body’s heat, causing your body to sweat. This can lead you to dehydration if […]

Avoid These Carbon Monoxide Danger Zones

Posted on: September 4th, 2018

Last week, we talked about the dangers and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning when boating. Since then we’ve gotten some questions about the areas boaters should avoid when out on the water to help deter it. 1. The Back Deck / Swim Platform Do not swim near or under the back deck or swim platform. […]

Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

Posted on: August 27th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — Known as the silent killer, Carbon Monoxide is odorless and tasteless. High levels of inhalation can result in death. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is produced from the burnt emissions of a fuel ignited motor and is emitted from the exhaust ports of the motorized engine of a boat. CO can build up, […]

Stop Your Boat From Capsizing

Posted on: May 12th, 2018

Capsizing and swamping are two of the worst things that are guaranteed to ruin your time on the lake. Not only is this situation dangerous for everyone onboard, but you are also causing expensive damage to your boat.  Trust us, you don’t want this to happen.  Capsizing occurs when a vessel turns onto its side or […]