Utah State Parks Blog

Name Released of Teen Who Died In UTV Accident

Posted on: July 18th, 2019

SAND MOUNTAIN OHV AREA — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is releasing the name of the teenager who died Wednesday following a UTV accident in the BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area adjacent to Sand Hollow State Park. At approximately 2:45 p.m. park rangers responded to the sand dunes within the BLM Sand Mountain […]

Teen Dies In UTV Accident At BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area

Posted on: July 17th, 2019

SAND MOUNTAIN OHV AREA — A teenager died today following a UTV accident in the BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area adjacent to Sand Hollow State Park. At approximately 2:45 p.m. park rangers responded to the sand dunes within the BLM Sand Mountain OHV Area after receiving reports of a UTV crash involving a family from […]

Over 2000 Contacts, 160 Citations Issued Following Operation Dry Water

Posted on: July 11th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — In an effort to decrease the amount of DUI’s both on and off the water this last holiday weekend, law enforcement officers joined forces to fight back as part of 2019 Operation Dry Water. From July 5–7, rangers from the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation and officers from the United […]

Man Dies in UTV Accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Posted on: June 27th, 2019

CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK — An Arizona man is dead following a UTV accident Wednesday night at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. At approximately 9:25 p.m. 46-year-old Mark Lynn Allred from Cottonwood, Arizona, was riding a Utility Terrain Vehicle at the northern end of the sand dunes when the accident occurred. At […]

New PSA Following Recent Drownings, Incidents

Posted on: June 24th, 2019

“Nobody Is Invincible” Campaign Continues SALT LAKE CITY — Boating season is here, and with the fun in the sun comes the dangers present when venturing out onto the water. Within the last month, Utah has seen an increase in boating-related incidents. To combat this, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation has chosen to […]

Gunlock Visitors: Stay Safe Around Waterfalls, Rocks

Posted on: June 21st, 2019

GUNLOCK STATE PARK — Due to a recent increase in injuries, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation would like to remind visitors to Gunlock State Park to stay safe and aware when recreating near the waterfalls. The waterfalls at Gunlock State Park are a beautiful and rare sight to behold. After being absent for […]

Officials Recover Body of a Salt Lake County Man at East Canyon State Park

Posted on: June 17th, 2019

 MORGAN, UT – A 25-year-old Salt Lake County man, Shervin Rayeneh, is dead following an incident at East Canyon State Park. On Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 3 p.m. Rayeneh was boating on East Canyon reservoir with friends and family when he and two friends left the boat to swim nearby. Shortly after entering the water, […]

Officials Recover Body of Logan Man at Gunlock State Park

Posted on: June 1st, 2019

GUNLOCK STATE PARK — Officials have located the body of the man who died at Gunlock State Park after jumping from the top of the waterfalls. Emergency crews first responded to Gunlock State Park Friday afternoon after receiving reports that Brandon Gary Johnson had been jumping from the top of the waterfalls into the water […]

Officials Search for Man at Gunlock State Park

Posted on: May 31st, 2019

(May 31, 2019) GUNLOCK STATE PARK — Officials are searching for a man at Gunlock State Park after an incident in the waterfall area. Emergency crews responded to Gunlock State Park Friday afternoon after receiving reports that man in his 30’s had been jumping from the top of the waterfalls into the water. At one […]

Great Salt Lake Floating Festival & World Record Attempt

Posted on: May 30th, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. GREAT SALT LAKE STATE PARK — For more than 80 years, from the late 19th century to the latter half of the 20th, the Great Salt Lake was a world-renowned tourist destination. Much like the Dead Sea today, locals and tourists alike would flock to its saline waters to […]