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Scott Strong Named as New Utah State Parks Director

Posted on: February 26th, 2024

From: Utah Department of Natural Resources SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 23, 2024) — Utah Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Joel Ferry has appointed Scott Strong as the new Utah Division of State Parks director. The Utah State Parks Board announced its support on Thursday. Strong has served as interim director since Jeff Rasmussen retired in December […]

Exciting Updates to the 2024 Utah State Parks Annual Day-Use Pass

Posted on: February 14th, 2024

February 14, 2024 SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of State Parks is excited to announce updates to our annual day-use pass for 2024!  Due to popular demand, the annual pass has undergone additional design and policy upgrades while continuing to be sold in a compact, wallet-friendly card style. The new design features the […]

Utah State Parks Director Retires After 31 Years

Posted on: December 13th, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — After an illustrious 31-year career with the Utah Division of State Parks, Division Director Jeff Rasmussen has announced his well-deserved retirement. “The time has come for me to start my next great adventure,” Rasmussen said. “My time with Utah State Parks has been something that I’ll cherish forever, and I’m thankful […]

Holiday Happenings at Utah State Parks

Posted on: November 20th, 2023

Dec. 27, 2023 Feel a familiar wintery chill in the air? Get ready for some festive fun at your favorite Utah State Parks! Whether you’re up for a cozy winter hike or a magical drive through a twinkling wonderland, we’ve got the perfect holiday experiences for you and your family. Check back regularly, as we’ll […]

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 […]