Posts related to ‘News’

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 […]

Public Notice: Utah State Parks and Recreation Board Meeting 11/16/17

Posted on: November 8th, 2017

Desert Discovery Day – Free Entrance To Snow Canyon & More!

Posted on: November 8th, 2017

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK — In celebration of the Utah State Park system’s 60th anniversary, Snow Canyon State Park and the Friends of Snow Canyon invite visitors to take part in “Desert Discovery Day” this Saturday, November 11.  Snow Canyon is waiving the entrance fee for all visitors on Saturday.  In addition, there will be […]

Vandalism at Snow Canyon State Park

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK – On a recent weekday, a volunteer Trail Steward with the Friends of Snow Canyon stopped by park headquarters with disturbing information:  Vandalism, in the form of spray paint, in the White Rocks area of the canyon.  “Visitation to the park has steadily increased every year for the past 10 years” […]

Harmful Algae Blooms at Utah State Parks

Posted on: October 19th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Both Jordanelle State Park and Rockport State Park received warning designations this week from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality after harmful algae blooms were discovered in the water. Field tests conducted in both reservoirs have indicated elevated levels of cyanotoxins within the algae blooms. These levels are high enough at this time […]

Milky Falls: Manti’s Waterfall Gets Facelift

Posted on: October 12th, 2017

MANTI CANYON — Whether you’re on a quick hike or a long ATV ride, few things are more enjoyable to come across than a beautiful waterfall. Peaceful to look at, beautiful to photograph, and even a great way to cool after a hot day. Located approximately 8 miles up Manti Canyon and only 150 yards […]

Volunteers Clear Trails, Build Fence in Box Elder County

Posted on: October 10th, 2017

BOX ELDER COUNTY — Utahns love the outdoors, and with plenty of mountains and beautiful trails to explore, there is always something new to explore. While many of us can be found out exploring these trails, there are some who venture out into mountains, not to play, but to volunteer their time to keep the […]

See The Autumn Leaves Like Never Before

Posted on: September 28th, 2017

WASATCH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK — Brisk winds are blowing, apple cider is out, and the leaves are popping! Here at Wasatch Mountain State Park we want you to see the leaves in style. That is why we are hosting the 2017 OHV Leaf Peaking Tour this weekend. Attendees will be guided by park staff through the […]

Protect Yourself, Your Family In A Search & Rescue

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017

(USARA) — When people head into the backcountry, they don’t plan on having an accident, getting lost, or suffering from temperature extremes. But when “nature happens,” calls for help go out to county search and rescue crews. The Utah Search and Rescue Assistance (USARA) card allows backcountry recreationists to contribute to search and rescue efforts while […]