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Staying Safe Around Bison at Antelope Island

Posted on: July 25th, 2019

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK (DWR) — With the warmer weather comes a host of outdoor recreational activities, which can often lead to encounters with wildlife. Antelope Island State Park is a popular recreational destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, camping, bird-watching, and boating on the Great Salt Lake. The island is also home to […]

Gunlock Visitors: Stay Safe Around Waterfalls, Rocks

Posted on: June 21st, 2019

GUNLOCK STATE PARK — Due to a recent increase in injuries, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation would like to remind visitors to Gunlock State Park to stay safe and aware when recreating near the waterfalls. The waterfalls at Gunlock State Park are a beautiful and rare sight to behold. After being absent for […]

Great Salt Lake Floating Festival & World Record Attempt

Posted on: May 30th, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. GREAT SALT LAKE STATE PARK — For more than 80 years, from the late 19th century to the latter half of the 20th, the Great Salt Lake was a world-renowned tourist destination. Much like the Dead Sea today, locals and tourists alike would flock to its saline waters to […]

2019 Yoga Series With Granogi

Posted on: May 6th, 2019

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the Utah State Parks 2019 Yoga Series with Granogi, an outdoor adventure 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 beauty Utah has […]

Winterfest Events 2019

Posted on: January 7th, 2019

It’s 2019! With snow on the ground and adventure in the air, now is the perfect time for some wintertime fun. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, Wasatch Mountain, East Canyon, and Bear Lake State Parks have got you covered.     Wasatch Mountain State Park Winterfest Jan. 12, 2019 Head on up to Midway […]

The 2018 Antelope Island Bison Roundup is Here!

Posted on: October 15th, 2018

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK – Cowboys yelling at one another as their horses gallop through dirt and sagebrush. The sharp crack of whips echoing through the air.  The thunderous rumble of over 700 Great American Bison charging across an open plain. This is the Antelope Island Bison Roundup. Hosted each year at Antelope Island State Park, the […]

Dead Horse Point Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Campground

Posted on: September 29th, 2018

DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK — Great news coming out of Dead Horse Point State Park. The park hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a new campground. While the Wingate Campground has been open to the public since the beginning of April, the park chose to host the event later on […]

Utah State Parks Welcomes 2 New Park Rangers

Posted on: September 27th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation welcomed two new rangers to the state parks family today. Both Cameron Savage and Gage Hoogerveldt completed the required Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training courses and were sworn in as official Park Rangers. Cameron Savage was raised in Independence, Iowa and graduated from the […]

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 […]