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Public Notice: Board of Utah State Parks and Recreation Meeting

Posted on: February 15th, 2018

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Volunteers ‘Bite’ Into New Year With Rattlesnake Trail Cleanup

Posted on: February 12th, 2018

FIVEMILE PASS RECREATION AREA — It’s 2018, and Utah’s OHV volunteers took to a popular trail earlier this month to bring in the new year. A total of 11 volunteers, including some certified Trail Hosts, braved the chilly weather at Fivemile Pass Recreation Area last month for this year’s first project along the Rattlesnake Trail. The Rattlesnake Trail […]

Steinaker State Park Receives International Dark-Sky Designation

Posted on: January 24th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The International Dark-Sky Association awarded Steinaker State Park International Dark-Sky Park status on January 22, 2018. This is the fourth Utah state park to receive dark sky designation, joining Antelope Island, Goblin Valley, and Dead Horse Point state parks.  An event to celebrate the designation will be hosted in the Spring […]

State Parks Open During Federal Shutdown

Posted on: January 20th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – With the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, many Utah travelers are curious about how this impacts their outdoor plans. While visitors will find their outdoor experience has been impacted by the shutdown, there are still many options for visitors to enjoy. State Parks All of Utah’s 43 state parks remain […]

Quagga Requirements Lifted at Deer Creek Reservoir

Posted on: January 11th, 2018

You are no longer required to clean and drain your boat before leaving the reservoir HEBER CITY (DWR) — It will take less time to get your boat on or off Deer Creek Reservoir this year. After three years, the reservoir is no longer suspected of having quagga mussels in it. Nathan Owens, aquatic invasive species coordinator […]

Our 2018 Winter Festivals

Posted on: January 4th, 2018

UPDATE 1/17/2018: Both the Wasatch Mountain State Park and East Canyon State Park Winter Festivals have been canceled due to lack of snow. Join us on January 27 at Bear Lake State Park for the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest!  It’s officially 2018 and Utah State Parks is kicking off the year with a BANG! To start […]

OHV Volunteers: 2017 In Review, Honorable Mentions

Posted on: December 28th, 2017

With 2017 coming to a close and we examine the past year, we are continually amazed at the hard work and dedication of Utah’s OHV volunteer community. Through a combination of service projects, media outreach, and education efforts, OHV volunteers contributed a total of 2,548.5 hours throughout 2017. These volunteer hours have helped keep trails […]

Kick Off 2018 With First Day Hikes, New Full-Moon Hike

Posted on: December 19th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah State Parks is kicking off 2018 with another installment of our annual First Day Hikes on New Years Day. This year we are hosting hikes at four different state parks: Antelope Island State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Great Salt Lake State Park, and Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum. […]

We’re Recruiting – Become A State Park Ranger!

Posted on: December 11th, 2017

We’re recruiting! The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is searching for driven individuals with a love of the outdoors to become the next class of Park Rangers. Our park rangers work in the field all across Utah. These rangers work to help ensure public safety, as well as increase education about Utah’s recreational resources. While […]

Are OHVs Coming To Antelope Island State Park? 



Posted on: November 9th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — We have been hearing a lot of questions about the possibility of Off-Highway Vehicles being allowed at Antelope Island State Park in the future. While there is a discussion underway, at this time there is no plan to allow OHV use on Antelope Island. Utah State Parks is constantly evaluating possibilities for […]