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Utah State Parks Names New Deputy Director of Operations

Posted on: January 31st, 2023

Jan. 31. 2023 SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of State Parks is excited to announce that Laurie Backus has accepted a new role as the Deputy Director of Operations, adding to her already impressive 23-year career.  Laurie fills the position left open by Dave Harris, who recently retired after over 30 years of […]

Join Us for the 2023 Quadfishathon!

Posted on: January 4th, 2023

Jan. 4, 2023 SALT LAKE CITY — Kick off the ice fishing season by joining us at the 2023 Quadfishathon — the biggest state park ice fishing tournament in Utah! This four-park ice fishing tournament includes Echo State Park, Lost Creek State Park, Rockport State Park, and East Canyon State Park. Participants can register for […]

Check Out The New 2023 Annual Pass Design!

Posted on: December 6th, 2022

Dec. 6, 2022 SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of State Parks is excited to announce changes to the design of our annual day-use pass for the 2023 calendar year!  Due to popular demand, the annual pass has undergone a unique design upgrade. The new 2023 annual day-use pass will now be sold in […]

5 Tips to Enjoy Christkindlmarkt SLC

Posted on: November 27th, 2022

Nov. 27, 2022 SALT LAKE CITY — The holiday season is here, and with it comes another year of the popular Christkindlmarkt SLC event at This is the Place Heritage Park.  Each year, thousands of families and friends gather together to celebrate the season while spreading holiday cheer along the way. The 2022 Christkindlmarkt SLC […]

Bear Lake Marina Expansion Open House

Posted on: November 8th, 2022

Nov. 8, 2022 GARDEN CITY, Utah — The Utah Division of State Parks invites the public to join the Bear Lake Marina Expansion Project Team on Wednesday, November 16 for a public open house. The event — hosted at 69 N. Paradise Parkway, Garden City, Utah — will be in an open-house format with informational […]

New Camping Fees Coming to Utahraptor State Park

Posted on: May 6th, 2022

May 6, 2022 MOAB, Utah —The Utah Division of State Parks is announcing the implementation of overnight camping fees for areas within the boundaries of Utahraptor State Park.  Beginning on May 15, 2022, the Division will implement a $15 per night fee for each vehicle. This includes all overnight lodging including but not limited to […]

Ironman World Championship Impacts at Washington County State Parks

Posted on: May 2nd, 2022

May 2, 2022 WASHINGTON CITY, Utah — The Utah Division of State Parks is excited to welcome the Ironman World Championships to Southern Utah! The race will take place on May 7, and will pass through two different state parks — Sand Hollow State Park and Snow Canyon State Park. Due to the large scale […]

Share Your Input on Proposed State Park Upgrades and Enhancements

Posted on: November 12th, 2021

Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 The public was invited to participate in an online public meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 18, to discuss the proposed improvements at each park location. Click here to view the online public meeting. Click here to view the presentation and planned park improvements. A public comment period is currently underway and […]

Incredible 12-Foot Long Fossil Log Recovered from the Morrison Formation

Posted on: August 11th, 2021

August 11, 2021 Vernal, Utah — The Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum is celebrating the recovery of the “Manwell Log”—a 12-foot long petrified portion of a once-living tree related to our modern-day Norfolk Pine. Named for the woman who discovered it, the “Manwell Log” is approximately 152 million years old and […]

Peppa Pig Partnership!

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021

July 22, 2021 Oink oink! Have you heard the news? For the FIRST TIME EVER, Peppa Pig and her family are traveling throughout the United States of America! After winning a ticket to star in Super Potato’s Hollywood movie, Peppa and family fly over the Atlantic and land in New York City. Now that they’re […]