Utah State Parks Blog

Help Stop Quagga Mussels From Spreading

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018

As another boating season approaches, DWR reminds you to clean, drain and dry SALT LAKE CITY (DWR) — Quagga mussels are spreading in Lake Powell. By following a few simple steps, you can do much to make sure that doesn’t happen anywhere else in Utah. With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, Division of Wildlife Resources Lieutenant […]

Stop Your Boat From Capsizing

Posted on: May 12th, 2018

Capsizing and swamping are two of the worst things that are guaranteed to ruin your time on the lake. Not only is this situation dangerous for everyone onboard, but you are also causing expensive damage to your boat.  Trust us, you don’t want this to happen.  Capsizing occurs when a vessel turns onto its side or […]

Echo State Park Opens May 12

Posted on: May 10th, 2018

ECHO STATE PARK – The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that Echo State Park will be opening to the public on Saturday, May 12, 2018. While walk-in access has been available over the transition period over to Utah State Parks, this will be the first time Echo will be open […]

How To: Rescue Someone From Water

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Picture this: You’re enjoying a great day out on the water with friends and family. Suddenly, the unthinkable happens, one of your loved ones falls into the water and starts to struggle. What do you do? Thankfully, the Utah State Parks Boating Program wants to help you prepare for just this kind of situation. Did […]

Archaeology Month Celebrations

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Many cities, museums, and parks across Utah are all gearing up to celebrate. With some historic sites of our own, we thought we better get in on the fun. Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum May 5, 2018 Admission is FREE! Come watch black-on-white pottery making, pueblo […]

Stop Vandalism of Dinosaur Tracks at Red Fleet

Posted on: April 30th, 2018

RED FLEET STATE PARKS — Here at Utah State Parks, we have a big problem and we need your help to fix it. Some visitors to Red Fleet State Park have been ripping up sandstone slabs containing 200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks and throwing them into the water. While this problem is quite alarming, often times the people […]

Second Public Comment Meeting for Echo State Park Announced

Posted on: April 26th, 2018

BOR Seeks Public Comment Regarding Proposed Facilities for Echo State Park ECHO STATE PARK — On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Bureau of Reclamation will host a public meeting regarding the design and construction of new state park facilities at Echo Reservoir. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comment on park designs. The […]

OHV Program Seeking New Advisory Council Member

Posted on: April 19th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking a representative to serve on the Utah OHV Advisory Council.  An at-large representative is needed who will focus on current public land access issues along with upcoming revisions of travel management plans with our federal partners.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 4, […]

High Winds Temporarily Close Great Salt Lake Marina

Posted on: April 16th, 2018

UPDATE- As of 3:36 p.m., the Marina is back up to the public. GREAT SALT LAKE STATE PARK – Due to strong winds and possible dangers associated with them, the Great Salt Lake Marina is temporarily closed. This information is current as of 1:50 pm April 16, 2018 This follows the action plan in place to […]

Should Boaters Take First-Aid, CPR Courses?

Posted on: April 9th, 2018

The short answer? YES! Many responsible boat operators take a certified course in first aid and CPR. Doing so enables you to respond quickly in emergency situations and to provide immediate care until the victim can seek medical treatment. When out boating, it can take a long time to get medical help, so be prepared! […]