Posts related to ‘News’

Ancient Fish-Lizard Finds a New Home

Posted on: October 5th, 2021

October 5, 2021 VERNAL, Utah — Thanks to a team of paleontologists from Utah State Parks and several partner agencies, the fossil of a dolphin-sized “fish-lizard” called an ichthyosaur (ick-thee-oh-sore, meaning “fish-lizard”), has taken up residence at The Utah Field House of Natural History. The fossil was discovered by Alan Dailey, from Hooper, Utah, while […]

Bridal Veil Falls Public Survey

Posted on: September 22nd, 2021

Sept. 22, 2021 We want to hear from you! The Utah State Legislature asked Utah State Parks to study the feasibility of developing a state park, or other designated state land use, at Bridal Veil Falls. The area under study only includes the land owned by Utah County at the base of the falls. In […]

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

Posted on: September 2nd, 2021

Sept. 2, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, and many Utahns are looking to head out to experience Utah’s great outdoors. Utah’s state parks are the perfect places to hike, swim, boat, paddle, water ski, and ride off-highway vehicles. Before you hit the trail — or the water […]

Jordanelle Has Re-Opened Reservoir Access After Recent Closure

Posted on: August 14th, 2021

August 16, 2021 UPDATE JORDANELLE STATE PARK – Jordanelle State Park has reopened to ALL water activities as of 3:00 PM 8/16/2021. August 15, 2021 UPDATE JORDANELLE STATE PARK – Jordanelle State Park will remain closed to day-use water access through at least Monday, August 16th. Please check Jordanelle State Park’s website and Facebook page for updates. […]

Incredible 12-Foot Long Fossil Log Recovered from the Morrison Formation

Posted on: August 11th, 2021

August 11, 2021 Vernal, Utah — The Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum is celebrating the recovery of the “Manwell Log”—a 12-foot long petrified portion of a once-living tree related to our modern-day Norfolk Pine. Named for the woman who discovered it, the “Manwell Log” is approximately 152 million years old and […]

Echo State Park to Close Day-Use Area for Remainder of Year

Posted on: August 5th, 2021

August 5, 2021 ECHO STATE PARK — Utah State Parks is officially announcing that Echo State Park will be closing its day-use and launch ramp area next week to allow for construction on park improvements and expansion. The park will be closing off the area for construction beginning on Monday, August 9, 2021. The closure […]

Utah State Parks and Girl Scouts of Utah Join Together to Celebrate Starry Night Skies

Posted on: July 29th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Girl Scouts of Utah will officially launch their Dark Sky Patch July 31, 2021, with a celebratory star party at Antelope Island State Park. Girl Scouts can earn the patch by learning how to be good stewards of natural night skies through various fun and educational activities. Antelope Island State Park […]

Peppa Pig Partnership!

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021

July 22, 2021 Oink oink! Have you heard the news? For the FIRST TIME EVER, Peppa Pig and her family are traveling throughout the United States of America! After winning a ticket to star in Super Potato’s Hollywood movie, Peppa and family fly over the Atlantic and land in New York City. Now that they’re […]

Investing in the Future of Outdoor Recreation – Exciting Changes Coming to Utah State Parks

Posted on: July 8th, 2021

July 8, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — With a 33% increase in state park visitation compared to the previous year (that’s over 2.66 million!) the 2020 recreation season was truly one for the record books. With no signs of slowing down, Utah is making an unprecedented investment into our beautiful state park system. Expanding facilities […]

NOTICE: Temporary Closure at Edge of the Cedars

Posted on: July 8th, 2021

July 8, 2021 BLANDING, Utah — Park management is announcing the temporary closure of Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum. The park will be closed to the public beginning on July 12 and will reopen on August 1. During this time, the museum will be undergoing some renovations, including new carpet and HVAC improvements. […]