Utah State Parks Blog

Fatal Accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Posted on: May 16th, 2022

May 16, 2022 KANAB, Utah — A Utah teenager is dead following an incident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Saturday afternoon.  On May 14, 2022, just after 5:30 p.m., park rangers were alerted to an ongoing incident just outside the campground area. A teenager, 13-year-old Ian Spendlove of Santa Clara, Utah, had become […]

New Camping Fees Coming to Utahraptor State Park

Posted on: May 6th, 2022

May 6, 2022 MOAB, Utah —The Utah Division of State Parks is announcing the implementation of overnight camping fees for areas within the boundaries of Utahraptor State Park.  Beginning on May 15, 2022, the Division will implement a $15 per night fee for each vehicle. This includes all overnight lodging including but not limited to […]

Ironman World Championship Impacts at Washington County State Parks

Posted on: May 2nd, 2022

May 2, 2022 WASHINGTON CITY, Utah — The Utah Division of State Parks is excited to welcome the Ironman World Championships to Southern Utah! The race will take place on May 7, and will pass through two different state parks — Sand Hollow State Park and Snow Canyon State Park. Due to the large scale […]

Changes to the Utah State Parks Veterans With Disabilities Honor Pass

Posted on: April 28th, 2022

April 28, 2022 SALT LAKE CITY  — The Utah Division of State Parks is announcing changes to the Veterans With Disabilities Honor Pass.  In 2022, the Utah State Legislature passed H.B. 155, which expands this program to all veterans with a service-related disability. Utah Governor Spencer Cox later signed the bill. Beginning May 4, 2022, […]

Utah State Parks Spring Celebrations – 2022

Posted on: April 14th, 2022

Spring is here, the sun is shining, and it’s time to get back to our favorite outdoor fun! Join us around the state as we celebrate the return of sunshine, camping, and good, old-fashioned recreation. From sunset hikes to star parties, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And, if you keep your eyes peeled, you […]

Antelope Island State Park to Get New, Improved Visitor Center

Posted on: April 11th, 2022

April 8, 2022 SYRACUSE, Utah —The Utah Division of State Parks, the Friends of Antelope Island, and Davis County, are excited to announce the renovation and expansion of the current visitor center into a new, state-of-the-art learning center. It is one of several major improvements and additions to one of Utah’s most popular state parks. […]

Red Fleet State Park To Close For Extensive Construction

Posted on: March 25th, 2022

March 25, 2022 VERNAL, Utah —  Red Fleet State Park will be closing the majority of access to the park’s day-use and campground areas for the 2022 season for the park to undergo extensive construction and renovation.  The project is still being finalized, however, park management expects the initial construction to begin in June 2022, […]

Trail Cleanup, Safety Event at Sand Hollow State Park

Posted on: March 3rd, 2022

March 3, 2022 EVENT DATE: March 12, 2022, at 9 a.m.  SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK — The Utah Division of State Parks is excited to announce an upcoming community cleanup event hosted at Sand Hollow State Park on Saturday, March 12. While the event will be attended by multiple off-highway vehicle clubs, all members of […]

Winter Hiking Tips for Beginners

Posted on: February 8th, 2022

A peaceful blanket of snow covering a stunning Utah landscape is something everyone ought to experience at least once! From snowmobiling to backcountry skiing, there are countless ways to enjoy our frigid wonderland. But winter hiking might seem a little intimidating if you haven’t done it before. We’re here to help put your mind at […]

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 […]