Utah State Parks Blog

Logan Man Dead, Child Uninjured Following ATV Accident

Posted on: November 11th, 2019

CACHE COUNTY — A Logan man is dead following an ATV accident Sunday evening. The man, identified as 35-year-old Core Pimentel, was riding his ATV along a segment of the Shoshone Trail in the Herd Hollow area in Cache County. His six-year-old son was also riding on the same ATV. Both of them were wearing […]

OHV Program Seeking 3 New Advisory Council Members

Posted on: November 5th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking three representatives to serve on the OHV Advisory Council.  At-large representatives are needed who will focus on current public land access issues along with upcoming revisions of travel management plans with our federal partners and grant funding recomendations.  The three open […]

Anglers MUST Release Bluegill Caught at Steinaker, Pelican Lake

Posted on: October 30th, 2019

From: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources SALT LAKE CITY — Beginning Oct. 14, 2019, anglers must immediately release any bluegill they catch while fishing at Steinaker Reservoir and Pelican Lake. The bluegill is a popular sportfish that’s relatively small and easy to catch. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Director Mike Fowlks issued the emergency […]

Dark Sky Ride at Fremont Indian State Park

Posted on: October 2nd, 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 19 at Fremont Indian State Park for our first-ever Dark Sky OHV Ride. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. with the OHV ride. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The day will end with a special dark sky presentation at 7 p.m. by ancient astronomy expert John Lundwall, […]

Hiker Encounters Bison at Antelope Island State Park

Posted on: September 28th, 2019

SYRACUSE, UT — On Friday, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 22-year-old woman from Davis County, UT encountered a Bison while running with a male friend on the Lakeside trail on Antelope Island State Park.  Witnesses to the incident reported park staff that the trail runner was running on an established park trail. Off in the […]

Rescue Crews Locate Missing Kayakers on the Great Salt Lake

Posted on: September 20th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — Missing kayakers were safely located and transported to the hospital after being reported missing on the Great Salt Lake Thursday afternoon. The three Davis County kayakers, all 20-years-old males, had originally set out on their kayaks at noon on Thursday, September 19. Their original plan had been to spend the day paddling […]

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 […]