Utah State Parks Blog

OHV Volunteers: 2017 In Review, Honorable Mentions

Posted on: December 28th, 2017

With 2017 coming to a close and we examine the past year, we are continually amazed at the hard work and dedication of Utah’s OHV volunteer community. Through a combination of service projects, media outreach, and education efforts, OHV volunteers contributed a total of 2,548.5 hours throughout 2017. These volunteer hours have helped keep trails […]

Kick Off 2018 With First Day Hikes, New Full-Moon Hike

Posted on: December 19th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah State Parks is kicking off 2018 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 Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum. […]

The Different Types of Life Jackets

Posted on: December 13th, 2017

While all life jackets and personal floatation devices (PFDs) assist in keeping you alive in the water, did you know that there are different kinds? Some are the traditional ones you wear as a vest, others are thrown out to people in trouble, and there are even some that automatically inflate when they hit the […]

We’re Recruiting – Become A State Park Ranger!

Posted on: December 11th, 2017

We’re recruiting! The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is searching for driven individuals with a love of the outdoors to become the next class of Park Rangers. Our park rangers work in the field all across Utah. These rangers work to help ensure public safety, as well as increase education about Utah’s recreational resources. While […]

Is Your Life Jacket Serviceable?

Posted on: December 4th, 2017

According to U.S Coast Guard standards, life jackets should be serviceable and inspected often. Before using your life jacket or personal floatation device (PFD, inspect and make sure that: PFD is free of rips, tears, and holes in the fabric. Seams, straps, and buckles should are in good condition. PFD is free of mildew odor and […]

Volunteers Brave Wind, Rain For Temple Fork Trail Work

Posted on: November 30th, 2017

WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST — While National Public Lands Day has since passed us by, we are still getting word of some amazing volunteer projects that were completed. One such project took place up in Logan Canyon at the Temple Fork Trailhead. Here, volunteers from multiple organizations braved the wet and rainy weather to show their […]

12 Weeks Of Safety Contest – Enter to WIN!

Posted on: November 25th, 2017

You’ve heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, but have you heard of the 12 Weeks of Safety? This is your chance to win awesome prizes from us here at Utah State Parks. How To Win From Nov. 24, 2017 –  Feb. 15, 2018, Utah State Parks will be running Public Service Announcements in movie theatres […]

Help! It’s Cold In Here! – What to do in cold water.

Posted on: November 23rd, 2017

A lot can go through your mind if you find yourself stuck swimming or sinking in cold water. Here at the Utah State Parks Boating Program, we hope you never have to go through a situation like this; however, we want you to be prepared just in case it should happen. To help, we put […]

Are OHVs Coming To Antelope Island State Park? 

Posted on: November 9th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — We have been hearing a lot of questions about the possibility of Off-Highway Vehicles being allowed at Antelope Island State Park in the future. While there is a discussion underway, at this time there is no plan to allow OHV use on Antelope Island. Utah State Parks is constantly evaluating possibilities for […]

Public Notice: Utah State Parks and Recreation Board Meeting 11/16/17

Posted on: November 8th, 2017