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Meet the New Deputy Director of Operations!

Posted on: July 26th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that Dave Harris has accepted the role of Deputy Director of Operations for Utah State Parks. He is filling the position left open after Jeff Rassmussen was appointed from Deputy Director to Division Director back in June 2018. Harris grew […]

OHV Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Staff Sgt. Jon Rector

Posted on: June 26th, 2018

BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND, UT —  While many Utahns were born and raised around the great outdoors – there are others who move to Utah and find this beauty later on in life. Does this impact the appreciation these newcomers have for these lands? To people like Staff Sergeant Jonathan Rector, the answer is a resounding “No!” Sgt. […]

Officials Stop 3 Boats Infested With Mussels Prior To Launch

Posted on: June 21st, 2018

DWR, State Parks technicians stop boats before they launch DWR — In just eight days, three boats — infested with quagga mussels — almost launched on water bodies in northern Utah. Fortunately, skilled technicians with the Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah State Parks found the mussels before the boats were able to launch. This quagga […]

Utah State Parks Has A New Division Director!

Posted on: June 11th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY  – Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Executive Director Mike Styler has named Jeff Rasmussen, deputy director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, as the Division’s new director. Rasmussen has served successfully as the division’s interim director since March, when former director, Fred Hayes, passed away unexpectedly at his home […]

Help Stop Quagga Mussels From Spreading

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018

As another boating season approaches, DWR reminds you to clean, drain and dry SALT LAKE CITY (DWR) — Quagga mussels are spreading in Lake Powell. By following a few simple steps, you can do much to make sure that doesn’t happen anywhere else in Utah. With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, Division of Wildlife Resources Lieutenant […]

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 […]

How To: Rescue Someone From Water

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Picture this: You’re enjoying a great day out on the water with friends and family. Suddenly, the unthinkable happens, one of your loved ones falls into the water and starts to struggle. What do you do? Thankfully, the Utah State Parks Boating Program wants to help you prepare for just this kind of situation. Did […]

Archaeology Month Celebrations

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Many cities, museums, and parks across Utah are all gearing up to celebrate. With some historic sites of our own, we thought we better get in on the fun. Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum May 5, 2018 Admission is FREE! Come watch black-on-white pottery making, pueblo […]

Stop Vandalism of Dinosaur Tracks at Red Fleet

Posted on: April 30th, 2018

RED FLEET STATE PARKS — Here at Utah State Parks, we have a big problem and we need your help to fix it. Some visitors to Red Fleet State Park have been ripping up sandstone slabs containing 200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks and throwing them into the water. While this problem is quite alarming, often times the people […]

Utah State Parks Yoga Series with Granogi

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the kickoff of the Utah State Parks Yoga Series with Granogi, an outdoor adventure and yoga company. Utah’s 44 state parks are packed full of outdoor adventure options and Granogi’s outdoor yoga is just one more way people can take full advantage of the […]