Posts related to ‘News’

Local Scout Kickstarts Park Cleanup

Posted on: December 4th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The west side of Jordan River OHV State Park has needed some improvements for a long time. To some, it can even seem a little off-putting. “Year after year this section of the park gets overrun by a band of weeds,” Mike Thomas, the park’s manager said. “The area overlooks the […]

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 […]

Logan Man Dead, Child Uninjured Following ATV Accident

Posted on: November 11th, 2019

CACHE COUNTY — A Logan man is dead following an ATV accident Sunday evening. The man, identified as 35-year-old Core Pimentel, was riding his ATV along a segment of the Shoshone Trail in the Herd Hollow area in Cache County. His six-year-old son was also riding on the same ATV. Both of them were wearing […]

Rescue Crews Locate Missing Kayakers on the Great Salt Lake

Posted on: September 20th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — Missing kayakers were safely located and transported to the hospital after being reported missing on the Great Salt Lake Thursday afternoon. The three Davis County kayakers, all 20-years-old males, had originally set out on their kayaks at noon on Thursday, September 19. Their original plan had been to spend the day paddling […]

Camp Floyd Days 2019

Posted on: August 28th, 2019

Join us at Camp Floyd State Park Museum this Labor Day Weekend for the Camp Floyd Days celebration. The event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston’s Army. See re-enactors drill and fire period muskets. Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service […]

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 PSA Following Recent Drownings, Incidents

Posted on: June 24th, 2019

“Nobody Is Invincible” Campaign Continues SALT LAKE CITY — Boating season is here, and with the fun in the sun comes the dangers present when venturing out onto the water. Within the last month, Utah has seen an increase in boating-related incidents. To combat this, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation has chosen to […]

Gunlock Visitors: Stay Safe Around Waterfalls, Rocks

Posted on: June 21st, 2019

GUNLOCK STATE PARK — Due to a recent increase in injuries, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation would like to remind visitors to Gunlock State Park to stay safe and aware when recreating near the waterfalls. The waterfalls at Gunlock State Park are a beautiful and rare sight to behold. After being absent for […]

Officials Recover Body of a Salt Lake County Man at East Canyon State Park

Posted on: June 17th, 2019

 MORGAN, UT – A 25-year-old Salt Lake County man, Shervin Rayeneh, is dead following an incident at East Canyon State Park. On Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 3 p.m. Rayeneh was boating on East Canyon reservoir with friends and family when he and two friends left the boat to swim nearby. Shortly after entering the water, […]