Utah State Parks Blog

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 […]

Three New Park Rangers Join the State Parks Family

Posted on: December 6th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Divison of Parks and Recreation welcomed three new park rangers to the state parks family Thursday. Rangers Sierra Schaefer, Sydnee Johnson, and Patrick Buhr joined our ranks after completing the required Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training courses. Following their POST Graduation, they were officially sworn in as official rangers at […]

‘Side-by-Side’ – Volunteers Improve Little Deer Creek Campground

Posted on: December 4th, 2018

WASATCH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK — When nature calls, we can all agree it is a call that you must answer. This can become especially important when riding, camping, or hiking in Utah’s beautiful mountains. As such, an important aspect of park management is establishing clear paths and trails from one area to another; such as […]