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OHV Program Seeking New Advisory Council Member

Posted on: April 19th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking a representative to serve on the Utah OHV Advisory Council.  An at-large representative is needed who will focus on current public land access issues along with upcoming revisions of travel management plans with our federal partners.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 4, […]

High Winds Temporarily Close Great Salt Lake Marina

Posted on: April 16th, 2018

UPDATE- As of 3:36 p.m., the Marina is back up to the public. GREAT SALT LAKE STATE PARK – Due to strong winds and possible dangers associated with them, the Great Salt Lake Marina is temporarily closed. This information is current as of 1:50 pm April 16, 2018 This follows the action plan in place to […]

Should Boaters Take First-Aid, CPR Courses?

Posted on: April 9th, 2018

The short answer? YES! Many responsible boat operators take a certified course in first aid and CPR. Doing so enables you to respond quickly in emergency situations and to provide immediate care until the victim can seek medical treatment. When out boating, it can take a long time to get medical help, so be prepared! […]

UPDATE: Name Released of Teen Boy Killed In ATV Accident

Posted on: April 7th, 2018

CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK – A teenage boy was killed Thursday, April 5, after an OHV accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kane County. The boy, identified as 13-year-old Colton R. Hansen from Eagle Mountain, was riding his four-wheeler with friends and family at the time of the accident. At […]

13 Year Old Boy Killed In ATV Accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Posted on: April 6th, 2018

CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK – A 13-year-old boy was killed,  after an OHV accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kane County. At approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, the Utah County boy was riding a four-wheeler with friends and family when he went over a dune and tumbled down […]

Utah State Parks Yoga Series with Granogi

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the kickoff of the Utah State Parks Yoga Series with Granogi, an outdoor adventure and yoga company. Utah’s 44 state parks are packed full of outdoor adventure options and Granogi’s outdoor yoga is just one more way people can take full advantage of the […]

Volunteers ‘Spring’ Into Action With Trail Cleanup

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018

BOUNTIFUL — Spring is officially here, and our volunteers are out ensuring our beautiful trails are ready for the coming season. The group of 27, led by Ty Bolton from the Utah Toyota Offroad Expo – along with his family, worked together to pick up trash at multiple locations along the “Bountiful B” trailhead, Buckland Flats, and […]

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 […]

Win $250 For Your Next Group Trail Project Through ExtremeTerrain

Posted on: March 19th, 2018

Here at Utah State Parks, we love the outdoors and are committed to spreading awareness about keeping our trails clean and leaving no trace. We often post about committed volunteers who donate their time and energy to cleaning up recreation areas across Utah. From building kiosks and installing fences, all the way to patrolling trails and […]

Moab Friends for Wheelin’ ‘Crawls’ Into 2018 With Trail Project

Posted on: March 19th, 2018

MOAB — Whoever said the government and private citizens couldn’t work together never met the Moab Friends for Wheelin’ or the Moab BLM Field Office. Both groups met at the Moab Rim, a popular multi-use trail. The volunteer work they did throughout that day would benefit the thousands of OHV enthusiasts, mountain bikers, and hikers who […]