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Find Bigfoot at Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Posted on: April 2nd, 2021

Spring weather has arrived in Utah, which means thousands of Utahn’s and other visitors are gearing up to spend this holiday weekend in the great outdoors. They aren’t the only ones making the trip, however. Visitors to southern Utah may catch a glimpse of Bigfoot joining in on the outdoor festivities at Coral Pink Sand […]

Fremont Indian & Goosenecks State Parks Receive International Dark Sky Park Designations

Posted on: March 25th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has awarded International Dark Sky Park designations to Fremont Indian and Goosenecks State Parks. Both parks have exceptionally dark skies in beautiful and unique settings. These parks bring the total dark sky designations to ten within the Utah Division of State Parks system. This is […]

Washington County Man Dies at Quail Creek State Park

Posted on: March 9th, 2021

QUAIL CREEK STATE PARK — A Washington County man is dead following an incident at Quail Creek State Park on Monday.  Around 7:45 p.m., family members called authorities to report that 77-year-old Donald L. Denoon had gone fishing alone in his boat at Quail Creek earlier that morning and had not returned home. First responders […]

“Once a Public Outdoor Recreation Site, Always a Public Outdoor Recreation Site”

Posted on: March 1st, 2021

LWCF State Assistance Grant Period Opens – What You Need to Know SALT LAKE CITY — Do you have an outdoor recreation project planned that would benefit Utah’s outdoor community? Funding reimbursement for eligible projects may be available through the Land Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Grant (LWCF).   The 2021 grant period for the Land […]

State Parks Visitation Increases Over 2.6 million from 2019-2020

Posted on: February 18th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is reporting an uptick in state park visitation from 2019 to 2020 — an increase of over 2.6 million.  The total number of state park visitors in 2020 was almost 10.6 million, an increase of 33% […]

Woman Dies While Hiking at Antelope Island State Park

Posted on: February 14th, 2021

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK — A Utah woman is dead due to injuries sustained while hiking at Antelope Island State Park.  At 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, 40-year-old Samantha Weigel of Syracuse, Utah, was dropped off at the marina of Antelope Island State Park. She had plans to hike the area throughout the day and then […]

Name Released of Man Who Died Following Incident at Quail Creek State Park

Posted on: January 15th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is releasing the name of the man who died following an incident at Quail Creek State Park. On Wednesday, January 13, Doug M. Schaerrer, an 80-year-old Lindon man, died at Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital. Schaerrer was initially transported to the hospital Tuesday after […]

Three New International Dark Sky Park Designations: Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin, and Rockport State Parks

Posted on: January 14th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has awarded Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin and Rockport State Parks International Dark Sky Park status. Utah has more dark sky state parks than any other state park system. These parks bring the total of Utah Division of Parks and Recreation’s designated dark sky parks to eight […]

Mirabilite Mounds Return –Tours at Great Salt Lake State Park

Posted on: January 11th, 2021

What: Guided Tours of the Mirabilite MoundsWhen: January 23 & 24 Time: Tours run from 11 am-4 pm and begin every half hour Where: Great Salt Lake State Park MarinaOther: Capacity is 15 visitors per tour. Registration is required  GREAT SALT LAKE STATE PARK — The mirabilite mounds have returned to the shorelines of the Great […]

Utah Gov. Cox’s Visit to Territorial Statehouse Ends With a Bang

Posted on: January 5th, 2021

FILLMORE, UTAH — Following his inauguration as Utah’s 18th governor in St. George Monday morning, Governor Spencer Cox and his staff embarked on a trip across Utah that ended at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Along the way, Governor Cox made a stop in Fillmore at the Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum […]