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A Guide to Spring at Utah’s State Parks

Posted on: March 26th, 2024

April 22, 2024 A world of outdoor excitement and natural beauty awaits as we bid a frosty farewell to winter. Join Utah State Parks in celebrating the arrival of spring, where the sun shines brighter, the great outdoors beckon with open arms, and a fluffy bunny friend might just make an annual visit to hide […]

Goosenecks State Park Temporarily Closed To Camping For September Road Work

Posted on: September 18th, 2023

September 18, 2023  BLANDING, Utah — Goosenecks State Park will be closed for camping for multiple days this week for work to be completed on the road into the park. The park will be closed for camping and visitors from 7 p.m – 7 a.m. for three nights. Camping will be closed beginning September 19 […]

Paleontologists Find Ancient Forest Deposit in Northeastern Utah

Posted on: June 14th, 2023

June 14, 2023 SALT LAKE CITY — A team of paleontologists from the Utah Division of State Parks and the University of Bonn, Germany, recently excavated and are studying a fossil plant locality in northeastern Utah that indicates the presence of a humid forest in northeastern Utah during the Late Jurassic, the time that produced […]

Red Fleet State Park Closure: Construction & Renovation Project Moving Forward

Posted on: May 12th, 2023

May 12, 2023 VERNAL, Utah — Red Fleet State Park will close on June 1, 2023, for renovations and improvements, with plans to reopen for the 2024 season.  This renovation project was originally slated for the 2022 season but was postponed due to supply chain issues and increased costs. The closure will allow for extensive […]

Staying Safe from Flash Flooding in Utah State Parks

Posted on: May 11th, 2023

May 11, 2023 Utah’s state parks offer visitors a chance to explore the natural beauty of the state, from its iconic red rock formations to pristine lakes and rivers. However, with this beauty comes the potential danger of flash flooding; especially in rainy seasons. Flash floods can occur suddenly and without warning, and can pose […]

Experience the Magic of the Stars at Utah’s State Parks

Posted on: April 13th, 2023

Utah is known for its stunning natural beauty, but did you know that it’s also home to some of the best stargazing experiences in the country? With its clear, dark skies and minimal light pollution, Utah is a perfect destination for star parties.  With International Dark Sky Week fast approaching (April 15-22, 2023), let’s check […]

Staying Safe in the Heat

Posted on: July 22nd, 2022

It’s HOT out there. While summer might have you wanting to head outside for some fun, venturing out in extreme heat without understanding the risks can put you in a life-threatening situation.  To help you stay safe, the Utah Division of State Parks has put together these 10 tips for safely recreating in the heat: […]

New Camping, Day-Use Fees at Lost Creek State Park

Posted on: July 6th, 2022

July 6, 2022 CROYDON, Utah —The Utah Division of State Parks is announcing the implementation of day-use and camping fees for areas within the boundaries of Lost Creek State Park.  Beginning on Monday, July 11, 2022, the Division will implement a $10 day-use fee. Camping is available until construction starts, for a fee of $20. […]

Ranger Urban Receives UPOA Medal of Valor

Posted on: June 3rd, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah State Parks Law Enforcement Ranger has received an award for valor due to his involvement in a rescue earlier this year. Dylan Urban, Park Ranger at Sand Hollow State Park, was awarded the Utah Peace Officer Association’s Medal of Valor on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Ranger Urban was recognized […]

Let’s Learn About Fire Restrictions

Posted on: June 2nd, 2022

It’s finally smores season! Time for sunshine, long days at the lake, and best of all, evenings around the campfire. Unfortunately, those harbingers of summer also signal that wildfire season is approaching . . . and with it, fire restrictions. Most of us are used to lawn watering restrictions, but fire restrictions might seem a […]