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UPDATE: Name Released in Sand Hollow Fatality

Posted on: June 14th, 2018

SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK – A Nevada man was killed Wednesday following an incident at the Sand Hollow State Park boating dock.  The man, identified as 71-year-old Jimmie Hilton of Las Vegas, was involved in what appears to be an accidental drowning at this time.  According to witnesses, Hilton was stepping from the dock to an awaiting […]

Fatality at Sand Hollow State Park

Posted on: June 13th, 2018

HURRICANE, UT – On June 13, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Washington County Sheriiff’s Office dispatch reported an accident involving a single male at the dock at the main boat ramp at Sand Hollow State Park.  Utah State Park personnel responded and found an unresponsive 71 year old adult male from Clark County, NV. The […]

Utah State Parks Has A New Division Director!

Posted on: June 11th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY  – Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Executive Director Mike Styler has named Jeff Rasmussen, deputy director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, as the Division’s new director. Rasmussen has served successfully as the division’s interim director since March, when former director, Fred Hayes, passed away unexpectedly at his home […]

Help Stop Quagga Mussels From Spreading

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018

As another boating season approaches, DWR reminds you to clean, drain and dry SALT LAKE CITY (DWR) — Quagga mussels are spreading in Lake Powell. By following a few simple steps, you can do much to make sure that doesn’t happen anywhere else in Utah. With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, Division of Wildlife Resources Lieutenant […]

Echo State Park Opens May 12

Posted on: May 10th, 2018

ECHO STATE PARK – The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that Echo State Park will be opening to the public on Saturday, May 12, 2018. While walk-in access has been available over the transition period over to Utah State Parks, this will be the first time Echo will be open […]

Archaeology Month Celebrations

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Many cities, museums, and parks across Utah are all gearing up to celebrate. With some historic sites of our own, we thought we better get in on the fun. Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum May 5, 2018 Admission is FREE! Come watch black-on-white pottery making, pueblo […]

Stop Vandalism of Dinosaur Tracks at Red Fleet

Posted on: April 30th, 2018

RED FLEET STATE PARKS — Here at Utah State Parks, we have a big problem and we need your help to fix it. Some visitors to Red Fleet State Park have been ripping up sandstone slabs containing 200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks and throwing them into the water. While this problem is quite alarming, often times the people […]

Second Public Comment Meeting for Echo State Park Announced

Posted on: April 26th, 2018

BOR Seeks Public Comment Regarding Proposed Facilities for Echo State Park ECHO STATE PARK — On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Bureau of Reclamation will host a public meeting regarding the design and construction of new state park facilities at Echo Reservoir. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comment on park designs. The […]

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 […]