Utah State Parks Blog

Three New Park Rangers Join the State Parks Family

Posted on: December 6th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Divison of Parks and Recreation welcomed three new park rangers to the state parks family Thursday. Rangers Sierra Schaefer, Sydnee Johnson, and Patrick Buhr joined our ranks after completing the required Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training courses. Following their POST Graduation, they were officially sworn in as official rangers at […]

‘Side-by-Side’ – Volunteers Improve Little Deer Creek Campground

Posted on: December 4th, 2018

WASATCH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK — When nature calls, we can all agree it is a call that you must answer. This can become especially important when riding, camping, or hiking in Utah’s beautiful mountains. As such, an important aspect of park management is establishing clear paths and trails from one area to another; such as […]

Holiday Lights & Events 2018

Posted on: November 20th, 2018

The air is turning colder and the snow is finally starting to fall. This season, enhance your holiday experience by visiting one of our gorgeous Utah State Parks and participating in one of our holiday events. Whether you are heading to a Christmas light displays at Willard Bay State Park or attending a community market […]

Bridge Construction Impact on Starvation State Park

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018

(UDOT) DUCHESNE — On October 29, 2018, the Utah Department of Transportation began work to replace the existing Strawberry River Bridge on S.R. 311. Following the completion of the bridge replacement, crews will repave the roadway from US-40 to Starvation State Park. Crews are scheduled to begin work to widen the bridge approaches. Some lane restrictions and one-way […]

OHV Volunteers Leave No Stone Unturned

Posted on: October 18th, 2018

RICH COUNTY, UT — We talk a lot about trail projects done by volunteers belonging to riding clubs or trail crews. What we don’t often hear about are the dedicated businesses working to ensure visitors enjoy their experience. Thousands upon thousands of visitors travel to the Bear Lake Valley every year to boat the blue waters […]

Volunteers Outfox Dangerous Trail

Posted on: October 18th, 2018

BUFFALO CANYON TRAIL —  Partnership is everything; and like the fox and the hound, government agencies and the public can often appear divided. However, when it comes to motorized trails, the goal is mutual in keeping trails open, represented and well maintained. Nothing brings people together like a service project and a day of meaningful trail […]

The 2018 Antelope Island Bison Roundup is Here!

Posted on: October 15th, 2018

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK – Cowboys yelling at one another as their horses gallop through dirt and sagebrush. The sharp crack of whips echoing through the air.  The thunderous rumble of over 700 Great American Bison charging across an open plain. This is the Antelope Island Bison Roundup. Hosted each year at Antelope Island State Park, the […]

Volunteer Project Bridges the Gap Between Generations

Posted on: October 5th, 2018

SANPETE COUNTY — A group of dedicated OHV enthusiasts came together to work on a much-needed bridge project; bringing both an increase in aesthetics and safety to visitors. A group of approximately 10 volunteers spent a full day working on the Patton Trail Bridge, located along the Arapeen Trail System. The bridge is frequented by […]

How To Change a Boat Propeller

Posted on: October 3rd, 2018

Boat propellers are essential to having your motorboat operating properly. This means that you will likely need to provide maintenance to your propeller either in your garage, shop, or even in the parking area of your favorite lake. Curious about how to change your boat’s propeller? Check out the video below. Keep in mind, the way […]

Dead Horse Point Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Campground

Posted on: September 29th, 2018

DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK — Great news coming out of Dead Horse Point State Park. The park hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a new campground. While the Wingate Campground has been open to the public since the beginning of April, the park chose to host the event later on […]