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Man Found Dead at Quail Creek State Park

Posted on: May 15th, 2019

Edit 1/16: Name spelling correction. Zackary to Zachary.  HURRICANE, UT – A 24-year-old Provo man, Zachary Mansfield, is dead following an incident that happened on May 14, 2019, at Quail Creek State Park. Zackary went shore fishing at about 7:30 p.m. with a friend but was alone at the time of the accident. The friend became […]

Thieves Damage Danger Cave State Park Heritage Area

Posted on: May 13th, 2019

WENDOVER, UT — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for a break-in and damages to the Danger Cave State Park Heritage Site — one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America. The perpetrator(s) breached the gated and protected area located near Wendover […]

Starvation State Park RENAMED: Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation

Posted on: May 8th, 2019

Starvation State Park has been officially renamed to Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation. This name change honors Fred Hayes, who served as Division Director from 2012-2018. To commemorate this name change, the Division hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park on May 7, 2019. Visitors heard speeches from Fred Haye’s wife Serena Hayes, Utah […]

2019 Yoga Series With Granogi

Posted on: May 6th, 2019

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the Utah State Parks 2019 Yoga Series with Granogi, an outdoor adventure yoga company. Utah’s 44 state parks are packed full of outdoor adventure options and Granogi’s outdoor yoga is just one more way people can take full advantage of the beauty Utah has […]

Man Drowns at Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation 

Posted on: April 18th, 2019

DUCHESNE, UT — A Spanish Fork man is dead following an incident today at Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation. The man was shore fishing at the reservoir with his friend. Both men were in their mid-to-late 70’s. At approximately 3:40 p.m., while the two were walking along the shore near the northwest side of the […]

Become a 2019 Camp Host at Utah State Parks!

Posted on: April 18th, 2019

How would you like to spend your summer days living at one of your favorite state parks? Becoming a camp host can make that dream a reality! Summer is right around the corner and Utah State Parks is still looking to fill multiple camp host positions at parks across the state. Camp hosts are individuals […]

Winterfest Events 2019

Posted on: January 7th, 2019

It’s 2019! With snow on the ground and adventure in the air, now is the perfect time for some wintertime fun. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, Wasatch Mountain, East Canyon, and Bear Lake State Parks have got you covered.     Wasatch Mountain State Park Winterfest Jan. 12, 2019 Head on up to Midway […]

State Parks Open During Dec. 2018 Federal Shutdown

Posted on: December 21st, 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 44 state parks remain […]

Park Manager Wins DNR Employee of the Year

Posted on: December 13th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that Carl Camp has been chosen as the DNR Employee of the Year 2018. Carl began his career in April 1996. Over these last 22 years, Carl has proven himself again and again to be a valued member and resource to […]

Videos Showing Destruction of Natural Arch, Hoodoos Likely Fake

Posted on: December 12th, 2018

Dec. 12, 2018Salt Lake City (DNR) — The two videos from Monday depicting the destruction of an arch and hoodoos allegedly somewhere in Utah have been reviewed by the Intermountain West Regional Computer Forensics Lab in Salt Lake City, an agency that assists law enforcement throughout the Intermountain West. It is the opinion of the lab that […]