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The 2018 Antelope Island Bison Roundup is Here!

Posted on: October 15th, 2018

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK – Cowboys yelling at one another as their horses gallop through dirt and sagebrush. The sharp crack of whips echoing through the air.  The thunderous rumble of over 700 Great American Bison charging across an open plain. This is the Antelope Island Bison Roundup. Hosted each year at Antelope Island State Park, the […]

Volunteer Project Bridges the Gap Between Generations

Posted on: October 5th, 2018

SANPETE COUNTY — A group of dedicated OHV enthusiasts came together to work on a much-needed bridge project; bringing both an increase in aesthetics and safety to visitors. A group of approximately 10 volunteers spent a full day working on the Patton Trail Bridge, located along the Arapeen Trail System. The bridge is frequented by […]

Dead Horse Point Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Campground

Posted on: September 29th, 2018

DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK — Great news coming out of Dead Horse Point State Park. The park hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a new campground. While the Wingate Campground has been open to the public since the beginning of April, the park chose to host the event later on […]

Utah State Parks Welcomes 2 New Park Rangers

Posted on: September 27th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation welcomed two new rangers to the state parks family today. Both Cameron Savage and Gage Hoogerveldt completed the required Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training courses and were sworn in as official Park Rangers. Cameron Savage was raised in Independence, Iowa and graduated from the […]

Great Salt Lake Marina Closed Due to Fire

Posted on: September 15th, 2018

UPDATE 10:20 p.m.: Thanks to changes in weather and the efforts of first responders, the marina is scheduled to reopen to the public tomorrow morning, Sunday Sept. 16. However, the park will be without power and restroom facilities for the immediate future. The park visitors center is also closed. Thank you to all who assisted in […]

Volunteers Complete 10 Miles of Signage on Shoshone Trail

Posted on: August 14th, 2018

SHOSHONE TRAIL — Thousands of people climb atop their OHVs to venture into the Utah backcountry every year — and with over 80,000 miles of ATV trails, there is plenty to explore. With so many miles of trails across Utah, ensuring adequate signage along the way is extremely important. These help riders stay along their desired course. Should […]

Military Appreciation Day 2018

Posted on: August 3rd, 2018

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce our annual Military Appreciation Day set for Saturday, August 11, 2018. As part of the celebration, all Utah State Parks* will offer free day-use entrance for active military, veterans, and their family in the same vehicle. Many of these parks will also be hosting fun […]

Meet the New Deputy Director of Operations!

Posted on: July 26th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that Dave Harris has accepted the role of Deputy Director of Operations for Utah State Parks. He is filling the position left open after Jeff Rassmussen was appointed from Deputy Director to Division Director back in June 2018. Harris grew […]

Boating Restricted at Deer Creek Due to Fire

Posted on: July 11th, 2018

UPDATE: As of 8 am Thursday, July 12, the park is once again open for boating. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.    DEER CREEK STATE PARK — Due to a fire near Deer Creek State Park, public boating on Deer Creek Reservoir has been restricted until further notice. All boats on the water […]

Utah Man Dies at Willard Bay State Park

Posted on: July 11th, 2018

– Park Officials Seek Public’s Help In Investigation – WILLARD BAY STATE PARK — A 46-year-old man has died at Willard Bay State Park and Utah State Park officials are seeking the public’s help in the investigation. The man, identified as Brandon Larsen from Perry Utah, first arrived at Willard Bay State Park on Sunday […]