Utah State Parks Blog

Utah State Parks Cancels Two Events, Parks Remain Open

Posted on: March 13th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Yesterday, Governor Gary R. Herbert and the COVID-19 Community Task Force urged Utah residents to avoid mass gatherings of more than 100 people. As a result, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation has canceled two upcoming March events. These canceled events include the Playhouse Plunge at Willard Bay State Park […]

Name Released of Man who Died at Sand Hollow State Park

Posted on: February 28th, 2020

SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK – A Salt Lake County man is dead following an incident at Sand Hollow State Park.  Officials recovered the body of 19-year-old Carlos Rodrigo Brambila yesterday in the “jumping rocks” area of the park. Initially, the search began as a missing person’s report.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office sent out the missing […]

Body Recovered at Sand Hollow State Park

Posted on: February 27th, 2020

SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK – A Salt Lake County man is dead following an incident at Sand Hollow State Park.  The body was located today in the “jumping rocks” area of the park. Initially, the search began as a missing person’s report.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office sent out the missing person’s report on Feb. 26. […]

Representative Sought for Utah Recreational Trails Advisory Council

Posted on: February 21st, 2020

Applications have now closed for this position SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking a representative to serve on the Utah Recreational Trails Advisory Council (URTAC).  An at-large representative is needed to represent the interests of each non-motorized trail participant statewide.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, March […]

Bighorn Sheep Released at Antelope Island State Park

Posted on: January 30th, 2020

From Utah DWR ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK — A year after a contagious respiratory disease decimated a bighorn sheep herd at Antelope Island State Park, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources successfully reintroduced a new herd of 25 bighorn sheep to the island on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Bighorn sheep existed on Antelope Island prior to […]

New OHV Interns Hit Ground Running

Posted on: January 28th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Two interns for the Utah State Parks OHV Program took part in an exciting opportunity many interns can only dream of – and this was all in their first week. University of Utah students Brady Durgin and L. Saige Alloway started their internships with the OHV program in early January. These […]

2020 Winterfests Events

Posted on: January 9th, 2020

The roaring ’20s are here! Now is the perfect time for some wintertime fun. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, Wasatch Mountain State Park, East Canyon State Park, and Bear Lake State Park, have got you covered with fun Winter Festivals. Oh, did we mention there is even a Winter 4×4 Jamboree? Check out […]

Rare Mirabilite Formations Found on Great Salt Lake Shoreline

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

Tours Available: Jan. 11-12; 10 am – 4 pm every half hour GREAT SALT LAKE STATE PARK — Park Rangers and Geologists have discovered four rare formations on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake – just north of the park and marina. Ranger Allison Thompson first noticed the salt formations in October 2019. […]

First Day Hikes 2020

Posted on: December 17th, 2019

Utah State Parks is kicking off 2020 with another installment of our annual First Day Hikes on New Years Day. This year we are hosting hikes at five different state parks: Antelope Island State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Fremont Indian State Park Museum, Goblin Valley State Park, and Kodachrome Basin State Park. Check […]

Local Scout Kickstarts Park Cleanup

Posted on: December 4th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The west side of Jordan River OHV State Park has needed some improvements for a long time. To some, it can even seem a little off-putting. “Year after year this section of the park gets overrun by a band of weeds,” Mike Thomas, the park’s manager said. “The area overlooks the […]