Utah State Parks Blog

Man Found Dead at Quail Creek State Park

Posted on: May 15th, 2019

Edit 1/16: Name spelling correction. Zackary to Zachary.  HURRICANE, UT – A 24-year-old Provo man, Zachary Mansfield, is dead following an incident that happened on May 14, 2019, at Quail Creek State Park. Zackary went shore fishing at about 7:30 p.m. with a friend but was alone at the time of the accident. The friend became […]

Thieves Damage Danger Cave State Park Heritage Area

Posted on: May 13th, 2019

WENDOVER, UT — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for a break-in and damages to the Danger Cave State Park Heritage Site — one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America. The perpetrator(s) breached the gated and protected area located near Wendover […]

Starvation State Park RENAMED: Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation

Posted on: May 8th, 2019

Starvation State Park has been officially renamed to Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation. This name change honors Fred Hayes, who served as Division Director from 2012-2018. To commemorate this name change, the Division hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park on May 7, 2019. Visitors heard speeches from Fred Haye’s wife Serena Hayes, Utah […]

2019 Yoga Series With Granogi

Posted on: May 6th, 2019

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the Utah State Parks 2019 Yoga Series with Granogi, an outdoor adventure 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 beauty Utah has […]

Man Drowns at Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation 

Posted on: April 18th, 2019

DUCHESNE, UT — A Spanish Fork man is dead following an incident today at Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation. The man was shore fishing at the reservoir with his friend. Both men were in their mid-to-late 70’s. At approximately 3:40 p.m., while the two were walking along the shore near the northwest side of the […]

Become a 2019 Camp Host at Utah State Parks!

Posted on: April 18th, 2019

How would you like to spend your summer days living at one of your favorite state parks? Becoming a camp host can make that dream a reality! Summer is right around the corner and Utah State Parks is still looking to fill multiple camp host positions at parks across the state. Camp hosts are individuals […]

OHV Advisory Council Seeking New Representative

Posted on: March 27th, 2019

The Utah State Parks OHV Advisory Council is seeking a new Off-Highway Motorcycle Representative. The purpose of the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Council is to represent various user groups as decisions are made regarding OHV laws, rules and programs. The council meets up to four times a year and makes recommendations and suggestions to maximize […]

Utah State Parks 2019 Spring OHV Photo Contest

Posted on: March 9th, 2019

The Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Program is excited to announce our first-ever Spring OHV Photo Contest! Send us your favorite Spring OHV photo and enter for your chance to win an annual Utah State Parks pass This photo contest takes place entirely on the official Utah State Parks OHV Program Facebook page, so be […]

Officials Recover Body from Willard Bay

Posted on: February 27th, 2019

WILLARD BAY STATE PARK — After a day of searching, officials successfully recovered the body of a man from Willard Bay on Wednesday. Utah State Parks rangers, along with responders from Box Elder County and the Willard City Fire Department, first responded to Willard Bay State Park on Tuesday, February 26 after receiving information that […]

10 Things to Remember Before Snowmobiling

Posted on: February 11th, 2019

Planning to hit your favorite trails on the snowmobile this weekend? Us too! After all, Utah is home to some of the best snow on earth, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor fun. This is by no means an all-inclusive list, but covers the essentials for snowmobile safety. . 1. Check avalanche […]