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State Parks Will Remain Open During 2023 Federal Shutdown

Posted on: September 29th, 2023

UPDATE: The U.S. government has signed a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown through. All of Utah’s national parks, monuments and areas will continue to operate as usual during this time. Visit the Utah Office of Tourism for additional updates. Sept. 23, 2023 SALT LAKE CITY — With a federal government shutdown likely, […]

Where Does Your Dollar Go When You Purchase a Utah State Parks Annual Pass?

Posted on: July 13th, 2023

When you purchase an annual pass, campsite or day-use pass for Utah State Parks, you’re gaining access to breathtaking natural landscapes and unforgettable experiences. But did you know that you’re also directly contributing to the betterment of these beautiful parks? The Utah Division of State Parks takes great pride in its self-sufficiency, meaning that every […]

Three Rangers Recognized for Their Hard Work

Posted on: April 27th, 2023

April 27, 2023 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is home to some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the country, and the rangers who work here play a critical role in preserving these precious resources and keeping those who visit them safe.  This year, the Utah Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #41 — comprised […]

Safety at the Gunlock State Park Waterfalls

Posted on: March 13th, 2023

UPDATE 3/14/2023: As spring runoff accelerates, it will likely bring down debris, including tree limbs, rocks and dirt, which will accumulate near the top of the dam and spillway. Debris flow presents safety hazards for park visitors and the dam. If debris accumulates, crews will remove it as quickly as possible, which will require visitors […]

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 2022

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. Inspired by the world-famous […]

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 […]