Utah State Parks Blog

Woman Dead After Snowmobile Accident in Soapstone

Posted on: January 24th, 2022

Jan. 24, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — A Delaware woman is dead following a snowmobile accident Sunday in the Soapstone area near Samak, Utah.  Utah State Park rangers and Summit County Search and Rescue responded to the area following calls to dispatch for help in the early afternoon on January 23.  A woman, identified as […]

Holiday Lights & Events 2021

Posted on: December 9th, 2021

The holiday season is here! So bundle up, pack the family in the car, and join us at one of our Holiday Lights and Events! This year multiple state parks are joining in on the celebrations. These lights displays are sure to increase your holiday cheer with fun for everyone. This includes visits from Santa, […]

Batteries For Beacons – 3rd Annual Avalanche Awareness Week

Posted on: November 29th, 2021

Nov. 29, 2021From: Utah Avalanche Center Come to the 3rd Annual Avalanche Awareness Week Kickoff with free activities near the Big Field Pavilion at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City, on Monday, December 6th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Mock avalanche rescue drills will be set up for both beginners and experts to learn and practice using […]

Share Your Input on Proposed State Park Upgrades and Enhancements

Posted on: November 12th, 2021

Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 The public was invited to participate in an online public meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 18, to discuss the proposed improvements at each park location. Click here to view the online public meeting. Click here to view the presentation and planned park improvements. A public comment period is currently underway and […]

Rock Cliff Nature Center Celebrates Remodel

Posted on: November 4th, 2021

November 3, 2021 JORDANELLE STATE PARK — Exciting news from Rock Cliff Nature Center! A ceremony was held Tuesday, November 2, 2021, to celebrate the Nature Center’s recent upgrades and remodel. Utah State Parks staff joined Wasatch Mountain Institute, along with partners from The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, The Recreational Trails Program, Rocky Mountain Power’s […]

Ancient Fish-Lizard Finds a New Home

Posted on: October 5th, 2021

October 5, 2021 VERNAL, Utah — Thanks to a team of paleontologists from Utah State Parks and several partner agencies, the fossil of a dolphin-sized “fish-lizard” called an ichthyosaur (ick-thee-oh-sore, meaning “fish-lizard”), has taken up residence at The Utah Field House of Natural History. The fossil was discovered by Alan Dailey, from Hooper, Utah, while […]

Bridal Veil Falls Public Survey

Posted on: September 22nd, 2021

Sept. 22, 2021 We want to hear from you! The Utah State Legislature asked Utah State Parks to study the feasibility of developing a state park, or other designated state land use, at Bridal Veil Falls. The area under study only includes the land owned by Utah County at the base of the falls. In […]

NOTICE: Temporary Closures at Sand Hollow Due to Special Events

Posted on: September 8th, 2021

September 9, 2021 HURRICANE, Utah — Park management is announcing the following temporary closures at Sand Hollow State Park. For the safety of participants, the boat ramp will be closed and no boating will be allowed on the following dates/times: September 11, 2021: KOKOPELLI TRI (6:00 AM – NOON)• Boat Ramp Closure / No Boating• […]

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

Posted on: September 2nd, 2021

Sept. 2, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, and many Utahns are looking to head out to experience Utah’s great outdoors. Utah’s state parks are the perfect places to hike, swim, boat, paddle, water ski, and ride off-highway vehicles. Before you hit the trail — or the water […]

Jordanelle Has Re-Opened Reservoir Access After Recent Closure

Posted on: August 14th, 2021

August 16, 2021 UPDATE JORDANELLE STATE PARK – Jordanelle State Park has reopened to ALL water activities as of 3:00 PM 8/16/2021. August 15, 2021 UPDATE JORDANELLE STATE PARK – Jordanelle State Park will remain closed to day-use water access through at least Monday, August 16th. Please check Jordanelle State Park’s website and Facebook page for updates. […]