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Echo State Park Has A Manager!

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018

ECHO STATE PARK — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is proud to announce that Eric Bradshaw has been chosen as the manager for both Echo State Park and Rockport State Park. A native of Logan Utah, Eric earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Utah State University, as well as a Master’s […]

Two Tips for Boating Awareness

Posted on: March 20th, 2018

Staying safe out on the water is one of our Boating Program’s biggest concerns. We want to make sure you make it home to your friends and family at the end of the day. To help raise awareness, we have compiled two of our biggest tips on how you can prepare for a safe boating […]

Do You Know Boating’s BIG 3?

Posted on: March 16th, 2018

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and marine law enforcement officers across the country want you to be aware of the 3 major contributors to accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the water. 1 of every 2 accidents, injuries, and fatalities is caused by ignoring the BIG 3. Wear your life jacket– Almost […]

OHV Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bill Lahey

Posted on: March 12th, 2018

ANYWHERE WITH SNOW, UT — Some people can’t get enough of the outdoors and spend much of their life exploring the hills, forests, and mountains. Then there are those who do all of those things but also work to make them better for everyone. Bill Lahey is one of those people. Born and raised in […]

Help! There’s Been a Boating Accident!

Posted on: March 8th, 2018

No one likes unexpected situations; especially when they have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage, serious injury, or even death. Unfortunately, this is the often the case whenever you are dealing with boating accidents. Boating accidents can be avoided by following Utah’s boating laws and rules. These include not operating a boat […]

Fred Hayes, Director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, has Passed Away

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — Mike Styler, executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources, announced today that Fred Hayes, director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, passed away this afternoon at his home in Heber City. The cause of death remains unknown. Hayes was appointed division director in 2012 and has been instrumental in […]

What Causes Boating Accidents?

Posted on: February 20th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — When thinking of the scene of a boating accident, the image brought to mind is often one of dark skies, big boats, and high waves. However, this is not the case. The majority of boating fatalities take place on smaller sized boats under 21 feet, with light wind, and on waves smaller […]

Steinaker State Park Receives International Dark-Sky Designation

Posted on: January 24th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The International Dark-Sky Association awarded Steinaker State Park International Dark-Sky Park status on January 22, 2018. This is the fourth Utah state park to receive dark sky designation, joining Antelope Island, Goblin Valley, and Dead Horse Point state parks.  An event to celebrate the designation will be hosted in the Spring […]

Fire Extinguishers & Your Boat

Posted on: January 21st, 2018

Fire extinguishers are an important part of ensuring your time on the water is both fun and safe. Do you know Utah’s fire extinguisher laws? All motorboats, unless exempt, MUST carry a readily accessible and approved fire extinguisher on board. Fire extinguishers must be serviceable and  U.S. Coast Guard or Underwriters Laboratory (UL) marine approved. […]

Our 2018 Winter Festivals

Posted on: January 4th, 2018

UPDATE 1/17/2018: Both the Wasatch Mountain State Park and East Canyon State Park Winter Festivals have been canceled due to lack of snow. Join us on January 27 at Bear Lake State Park for the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest!  It’s officially 2018 and Utah State Parks is kicking off the year with a BANG! To start […]