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What is #ResponsibleRecreation?

Posted on: April 2nd, 2020

Exploring Utah’s state parks and recreation areas is a great way to exercise, escape cabin fever, and relieve anxiety and stress. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all must do our part in practicing #ResponsibleRecreation. “Responsible Recreation” means acknowledging that we all have a role in keeping one another safe. To help, […]

Bighorn Sheep Released at Antelope Island State Park

Posted on: January 30th, 2020

From Utah DWR ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK — A year after a contagious respiratory disease decimated a bighorn sheep herd at Antelope Island State Park, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources successfully reintroduced a new herd of 25 bighorn sheep to the island on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Bighorn sheep existed on Antelope Island prior to […]

New OHV Interns Hit Ground Running

Posted on: January 28th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Two interns for the Utah State Parks OHV Program took part in an exciting opportunity many interns can only dream of – and this was all in their first week. University of Utah students Brady Durgin and L. Saige Alloway started their internships with the OHV program in early January. These […]

2020 Winterfests Events

Posted on: January 9th, 2020

The roaring ’20s are here! Now is the perfect time for some wintertime fun. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, Wasatch Mountain State Park, East Canyon State Park, and Bear Lake State Park, have got you covered with fun Winter Festivals. Oh, did we mention there is even a Winter 4×4 Jamboree? Check out […]

Rare Mirabilite Formations Found on Great Salt Lake Shoreline

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

Tours Available: Jan. 11-12; 10 am – 4 pm every half hour GREAT SALT LAKE STATE PARK — Park Rangers and Geologists have discovered four rare formations on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake – just north of the park and marina. Ranger Allison Thompson first noticed the salt formations in October 2019. […]

First Day Hikes 2020

Posted on: December 17th, 2019

Utah State Parks is kicking off 2020 with another installment of our annual First Day Hikes on New Years Day. This year we are hosting hikes at five different state parks: Antelope Island State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Fremont Indian State Park Museum, Goblin Valley State Park, and Kodachrome Basin State Park. Check […]

Holiday Lights 2019

Posted on: November 26th, 2019

The holiday season is here! So bundle up, pack the family in the car, and join us at one of our drive-thru Christmas Light locations. This year three Utah state parks are joining in on the celebrations. These Christmas lights displays are sure to increase your holiday cheer with activities for everyone to enjoy. This […]

Natalie Randall: Newest State Park Board Member

Posted on: November 26th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that Natalie Randall has been named as the newest member of the State Parks and Recreation Board.  Randall will be representing Emery, Carbon, Grand, and San Juan counties.  While she currently resides in Monticello, Randall grew up in Falls Church, Virginia […]

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 […]

New Wagons, Campers Available Now!

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019

Pioneer Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by staying the night at one of our new Conestoga wagon or camping trailer campgrounds? Experience our take on an old west classic at East Canyon State Park. These new wagons feature a king-size bed as well as a twin bunk […]