Utah State Parks Blog

Boaters: Beware of River Hazards

Posted on: September 12th, 2019

Whether you’re out on a river, pond, lake or ocean underwater hazards exist. Expect those hazards to be unmarked just lurking below the surface. Have multiple eyes on the lookout when navigating. Learn to read the river: Be aware of common natural river hazards: Escape method should you ever become trapped in a strainer: For […]

Over 2,700 Boats Inspected at Lake Powell Labor Day Weekend

Posted on: September 4th, 2019

From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: SALT LAKE CITY — Law enforcement officers, biologists and technicians for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources had a busy Labor Day weekend, working to prevent invasive quagga mussels from spreading. A total of 2,766 boats were inspected at Lake Powell and in the surrounding area from Aug. […]

Camp Floyd Days 2019

Posted on: August 28th, 2019

Join us at Camp Floyd State Park Museum this Labor Day Weekend for the Camp Floyd Days celebration. The event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston’s Army. See re-enactors drill and fire period muskets. Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service […]

Staying Safe Around Bison at Antelope Island

Posted on: July 25th, 2019

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK (DWR) — With the warmer weather comes a host of outdoor recreational activities, which can often lead to encounters with wildlife. Antelope Island State Park is a popular recreational destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, camping, bird-watching, and boating on the Great Salt Lake. The island is also home to […]

New Wagons, Campers Available Now!

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019

Pioneer Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by staying the night at one of our new Conestoga wagon or camping trailer campgrounds? Experience our take on an old west classic at East Canyon State Park. These new wagons feature a king-size bed as well as a twin bunk […]

Name Released of Teen Who Died In UTV Accident

Posted on: July 18th, 2019

SAND MOUNTAIN OHV AREA — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is releasing the name of the teenager who died Wednesday following a UTV accident in the BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area adjacent to Sand Hollow State Park. At approximately 2:45 p.m. park rangers responded to the sand dunes within the BLM Sand Mountain […]

Teen Dies In UTV Accident At BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area

Posted on: July 17th, 2019

SAND MOUNTAIN OHV AREA — A teenager died today following a UTV accident in the BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area adjacent to Sand Hollow State Park. At approximately 2:45 p.m. park rangers responded to the sand dunes within the BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area after receiving reports of a UTV crash involving a family from […]

Over 2000 Contacts, 160 Citations Issued Following Operation Dry Water

Posted on: July 11th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — In an effort to decrease the amount of DUI’s both on and off the water this last holiday weekend, law enforcement officers joined forces to fight back as part of 2019 Operation Dry Water. From July 5–7, rangers from the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation and officers from the United […]

Man Dies in UTV Accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Posted on: June 27th, 2019

CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK — An Arizona man is dead following a UTV accident Wednesday night at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. At approximately 9:25 p.m. 46-year-old Mark Lynn Allred from Cottonwood, Arizona, was riding a Utility Terrain Vehicle at the northern end of the sand dunes when the accident occurred. At […]

New PSA Following Recent Drownings, Incidents

Posted on: June 24th, 2019

“Nobody Is Invincible” Campaign Continues SALT LAKE CITY — Boating season is here, and with the fun in the sun comes the dangers present when venturing out onto the water. Within the last month, Utah has seen an increase in boating-related incidents. To combat this, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation has chosen to […]