Utah State Parks Blog

UPDATE: Name Released of Teen Boy Killed In ATV Accident

Posted on: April 7th, 2018

CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK – A teenage boy was killed Thursday, April 5, after an OHV accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kane County. The boy, identified as 13-year-old Colton R. Hansen from Eagle Mountain, was riding his four-wheeler with friends and family at the time of the accident. At […]

13 Year Old Boy Killed In ATV Accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Posted on: April 6th, 2018

CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK – A 13-year-old boy was killed,  after an OHV accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kane County. At approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, the Utah County boy was riding a four-wheeler with friends and family when he went over a dune and tumbled down […]

Utah State Parks Yoga Series with Granogi

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the kickoff of the Utah State Parks Yoga Series with Granogi, an outdoor adventure and yoga company. Utah’s 44 state parks are packed full of outdoor adventure options and Granogi’s outdoor yoga is just one more way people can take full advantage of the […]

Volunteers ‘Spring’ Into Action With Trail Cleanup

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018

BOUNTIFUL — Spring is officially here, and our volunteers are out ensuring our beautiful trails are ready for the coming season. The group of 27, led by Ty Bolton from the Utah Toyota Offroad Expo – along with his family, worked together to pick up trash at multiple locations along the “Bountiful B” trailhead, Buckland Flats, and […]

Echo State Park Has A Manager!

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018

ECHO STATE PARK — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is proud to announce that Eric Bradshaw has been chosen as the manager for both Echo State Park and Rockport State Park. A native of Logan Utah, Eric earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Utah State University, as well as a Master’s […]

Two Tips for Boating Awareness

Posted on: March 20th, 2018

Staying safe out on the water is one of our Boating Program’s biggest concerns. We want to make sure you make it home to your friends and family at the end of the day. To help raise awareness, we have compiled two of our biggest tips on how you can prepare for a safe boating […]

Win $250 For Your Next Group Trail Project Through ExtremeTerrain

Posted on: March 19th, 2018

Here at Utah State Parks, we love the outdoors and are committed to spreading awareness about keeping our trails clean and leaving no trace. We often post about committed volunteers who donate their time and energy to cleaning up recreation areas across Utah. From building kiosks and installing fences, all the way to patrolling trails and […]

Moab Friends for Wheelin’ ‘Crawls’ Into 2018 With Trail Project

Posted on: March 19th, 2018

MOAB — Whoever said the government and private citizens couldn’t work together never met the Moab Friends for Wheelin’ or the Moab BLM Field Office. Both groups met at the Moab Rim, a popular multi-use trail. The volunteer work they did throughout that day would benefit the thousands of OHV enthusiasts, mountain bikers, and hikers who […]

Do You Know Boating’s BIG 3?

Posted on: March 16th, 2018

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and marine law enforcement officers across the country want you to be aware of the 3 major contributors to accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the water. 1 of every 2 accidents, injuries, and fatalities is caused by ignoring the BIG 3. Wear your life jacket– Almost […]

OHV Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bill Lahey

Posted on: March 12th, 2018

ANYWHERE WITH SNOW, UT — Some people can’t get enough of the outdoors and spend much of their life exploring the hills, forests, and mountains. Then there are those who do all of those things but also work to make them better for everyone. Bill Lahey is one of those people. Born and raised in […]