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Paleontologists Find Fossil of Ancient Vomited Amphibians

Posted on: September 13th, 2022

 September 13, 2022 150 million years ago, in what is now southeastern Utah, a startled bowfin fish may have vomited up its recent meal of tadpoles and a salamander before escaping whatever had threatened it. SALT LAKE CITY — A team of paleontologists from the Utah Division State Parks, the Utah Geological Survey and the […]

Decision Regarding Trees at Wasatch Mountain State Park

Posted on: August 17th, 2022

August 17, 2022 SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of State Parks has announced that due to safety concerns, the 12 trees within the project area near the Chalet at Wasatch Mountain State Park will be removed. This decision was made after extensive consultation with arborists and additional state agencies. At a project update […]

Project Update for the Campground at Wasatch Mountain State Park 

Posted on: August 10th, 2022

UPDATE: The final decision announced at this meeting can be found here. August 10, 2022 What: Project Update for the campground in the Chalet area at Wasatch Mountain State Park When: August 16, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.Where: Wasatch Mountain State Park Golf Course Clubhouse – 975 Golf Course Drive, Midway, UT  SALT LAKE CITY — […]

The Pond at Willard Bay “Oar-ficially” Opens!

Posted on: August 9th, 2022

August 9, 2022  Check out the video at the bottom of this article! WILLARD BAY STATE PARK — If you haven’t been to Willard Bay State Park in a while, you’re in for a surprise. A brand new pond day-use area is officially open! The park hosted a “paddle cutting” event on Thursday, August 4, […]

Man Dead After ATV Accident in Sanpete County 

Posted on: July 14th, 2022

July 14, 2022 SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man is dead following an ATV accident in Sapete County.  On June 23, 61-year-old Donald J. Nicewander of Kearns, Utah, was riding an ATV along the Manti Canyon Road Trail with his friends and family. While riding, Nicewander began having difficulty staying on the trail at […]

Utah Man Dead After Drowning at Sand Hollow State Park

Posted on: July 7th, 2022

July 7, 2022 HURRICANE, Utah — A Utah man is dead following an incident at Sand Hollow State Park in late June.   On June 25, at approximately 11:35 a.m., state park law enforcement rangers were alerted to a possible drowning inside Sand Hollow State Park boundaries, near the jumping rocks area.  According to witnesses, 20-year-old […]

New Camping, Day-Use Fees at Lost Creek State Park

Posted on: July 6th, 2022

July 6, 2022 CROYDON, Utah —The Utah Division of State Parks is announcing the implementation of day-use and camping fees for areas within the boundaries of Lost Creek State Park.  Beginning on Monday, July 11, 2022, the Division will implement a $10 day-use fee. Camping is available until construction starts, for a fee of $20. […]

Wasatch Mountain State Park Construction and Tree Removal

Posted on: June 28th, 2022

UPDATE August 10, 2022: The public is invited to attend a project update meeting regarding this campground construction. Click here to learn more.  June 28, 2022 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah State Parks is constructing a new campground near the Chalet at Wasatch Mountain State Park. This area was chosen because of the proximity of […]

New Campground Opens at Gunlock

Posted on: June 28th, 2022

June 28, 2022 GUNLOCK STATE PARK — Have you heard the buzz about the new campground at Gunlock? That’s right, more places to camp! You can even reserve them online now—but don’t you want to hear all about them first? On June 8, 2022, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted at the park to celebrate the […]

Goblin Valley State Park Triples in Size

Posted on: June 24th, 2022

June 24, 2022 GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK — It’s been described as mysterious, majestic, weird, wonderful, and downright “Martian.” Goblin Valley State Park is a Utah favorite for a reason—and now, it’s growing. In a historic ceremony hosted on Friday, June 17, the Bureau of Land Management conveyed over 6,300 acres of federal public land […]