Utah State Parks Blog

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 […]

Utah State Parks Welcomes 2 New Park Rangers

Posted on: September 27th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation welcomed two new rangers to the state parks family today. Both Cameron Savage and Gage Hoogerveldt completed the required Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training courses and were sworn in as official Park Rangers. Cameron Savage was raised in Independence, Iowa and graduated from the […]

Stop Propeller Cuts – These Tips Can Save Your Life

Posted on: September 19th, 2018

Utah has seen too many propeller cuts this boating season, and the Utah State Parks Boating Program wants to help put a stop to it. Propeller cuts can severely injure – and even kill. A typical three-blade boat propeller running at 3,200 rpm can inflict 160 impacts in one second. If your leg, arm, torso, […]

Great Salt Lake Marina Closed Due to Fire

Posted on: September 15th, 2018

UPDATE 10:20 p.m.: Thanks to changes in weather and the efforts of first responders, the marina is scheduled to reopen to the public tomorrow morning, Sunday Sept. 16. However, the park will be without power and restroom facilities for the immediate future. The park visitors center is also closed. Thank you to all who assisted in […]

Avoid Dehydration on the Water

Posted on: September 12th, 2018

Did you know dehydration is a serious risk to boaters during the summer months?  A typical boating day in the summer can cause your body to generate a large amount of heat. The constant exposure to the sun will increase your body’s heat, causing your body to sweat. This can lead you to dehydration if […]