Utah State Parks Blog

Utah State Parks 2019 Spring OHV Photo Contest

Posted on: March 9th, 2019

The Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Program is excited to announce our first-ever Spring OHV Photo Contest! Send us your favorite Spring OHV photo and enter for your chance to win an annual Utah State Parks pass This photo contest takes place entirely on the official Utah State Parks OHV Program Facebook page, so be […]

Officials Recover Body from Willard Bay

Posted on: February 27th, 2019

WILLARD BAY STATE PARK — After a day of searching, officials successfully recovered the body of a man from Willard Bay on Wednesday. Utah State Parks rangers, along with responders from Box Elder County and the Willard City Fire Department, first responded to Willard Bay State Park on Tuesday, February 26 after receiving information that […]

10 Things to Remember Before Snowmobiling

Posted on: February 11th, 2019

Planning to hit your favorite trails on the snowmobile this weekend? Us too! After all, Utah is home to some of the best snow on earth, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor fun. This is by no means an all-inclusive list, but covers the essentials for snowmobile safety. . 1. Check avalanche […]

2019 Starvation Ice Derby

Posted on: January 28th, 2019

STARVATION STATE PARK — Join us at Starvation State Park on February 9, 2019, for the popular Starvation Ice Derby.  This tournament consists of both walleye and trout categories – with $1000 in total prises.   The event will kickoff at 7:30 am and run until 12:30 pm. Registration is first-come-first-served and begins at 6:30 am. It […]

Total Lunar Eclipse Events

Posted on: January 15th, 2019

The Lunar Eclipse is coming! On Sunday, January 20, 2019, the moon will enter a full lunar eclipse. Join us for this exciting event at two Utah State Parks. Both Dead Horse Point State Park and Antelope Island State Park will be hosting special eclipse viewings that are open to the public. Full moons come once […]

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 […]

First Day Hikes 2019

Posted on: December 29th, 2018

Utah State Parks is kicking off 2019 with another installment of our annual First Day Hikes on New Years Day. This year we are hosting hikes at four different state parks: Antelope Island State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Great Salt Lake State Park, and Fremont Indian State Park Museum. Antelope Island State Park […]

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 […]