Utah State Parks Blog

Winterfest Events 2019

Posted on: January 7th, 2019

It’s 2019! With snow on the ground and adventure in the air, now is the perfect time for some wintertime fun. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, Wasatch Mountain, East Canyon, and Bear Lake State Parks have got you covered.     Wasatch Mountain State Park Winterfest Jan. 12, 2019 Head on up to Midway […]

First Day Hikes 2019

Posted on: December 29th, 2018

Utah State Parks is kicking off 2019 with another installment of our annual First Day Hikes on New Years Day. This year we are hosting hikes at four different state parks: Antelope Island State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Great Salt Lake State Park, and Fremont Indian State Park Museum. Antelope Island State Park […]

State Parks Open During Dec. 2018 Federal Shutdown

Posted on: December 21st, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – With the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, many Utah travelers are curious about how this impacts their outdoor plans. While visitors will find their outdoor experience has been impacted by the shutdown, there are still many options for visitors to enjoy. State Parks All of Utah’s 44 state parks remain […]

Park Manager Wins DNR Employee of the Year

Posted on: December 13th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that Carl Camp has been chosen as the DNR Employee of the Year 2018. Carl began his career in April 1996. Over these last 22 years, Carl has proven himself again and again to be a valued member and resource to […]

Videos Showing Destruction of Natural Arch, Hoodoos Likely Fake

Posted on: December 12th, 2018

Dec. 12, 2018Salt Lake City (DNR) — The two videos from Monday depicting the destruction of an arch and hoodoos allegedly somewhere in Utah have been reviewed by the Intermountain West Regional Computer Forensics Lab in Salt Lake City, an agency that assists law enforcement throughout the Intermountain West. It is the opinion of the lab that […]

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 […]