Utah State Parks Blog

We’re Recruiting – Become A State Park Ranger!

Posted on: December 11th, 2017

We’re recruiting! The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is searching for driven individuals with a love of the outdoors to become the next class of Park Rangers. Our park rangers work in the field all across Utah. These rangers work to help ensure public safety, as well as increase education about Utah’s recreational resources. While […]

Is Your Life Jacket Serviceable?

Posted on: December 4th, 2017

According to U.S Coast Guard standards, life jackets should be serviceable and inspected often. Before using your life jacket or personal floatation device (PFD, inspect and make sure that: PFD is free of rips, tears, and holes in the fabric. Seams, straps, and buckles should are in good condition. PFD is free of mildew odor and […]

Volunteers Brave Wind, Rain For Temple Fork Trail Work

Posted on: November 30th, 2017

WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST — While National Public Lands Day has since passed us by, we are still getting word of some amazing volunteer projects that were completed. One such project took place up in Logan Canyon at the Temple Fork Trailhead. Here, volunteers from multiple organizations braved the wet and rainy weather to show their […]

12 Weeks Of Safety Contest – Enter to WIN!

Posted on: November 25th, 2017

You’ve heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, but have you heard of the 12 Weeks of Safety? This is your chance to win awesome prizes from us here at Utah State Parks. How To Win From Nov. 24, 2017 –  Feb. 15, 2018, Utah State Parks will be running Public Service Announcements in movie theatres […]

Help! It’s Cold In Here! – What to do in cold water.

Posted on: November 23rd, 2017

A lot can go through your mind if you find yourself stuck swimming or sinking in cold water. Here at the Utah State Parks Boating Program, we hope you never have to go through a situation like this; however, we want you to be prepared just in case it should happen. To help, we put […]

Are OHVs Coming To Antelope Island State Park? 

Posted on: November 9th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — We have been hearing a lot of questions about the possibility of Off-Highway Vehicles being allowed at Antelope Island State Park in the future. While there is a discussion underway, at this time there is no plan to allow OHV use on Antelope Island. Utah State Parks is constantly evaluating possibilities for […]

Public Notice: Utah State Parks and Recreation Board Meeting 11/16/17

Posted on: November 8th, 2017

Desert Discovery Day – Free Entrance To Snow Canyon & More!

Posted on: November 8th, 2017

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK — In celebration of the Utah State Park system’s 60th anniversary, Snow Canyon State Park and the Friends of Snow Canyon invite visitors to take part in “Desert Discovery Day” this Saturday, November 11.  Snow Canyon is waiving the entrance fee for all visitors on Saturday.  In addition, there will be […]

Vandalism at Snow Canyon State Park

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK – On a recent weekday, a volunteer Trail Steward with the Friends of Snow Canyon stopped by park headquarters with disturbing information:  Vandalism, in the form of spray paint, in the White Rocks area of the canyon.  “Visitation to the park has steadily increased every year for the past 10 years” […]

Winter Is Coming: Snowmobile Volunteers Construct New Fence In Heber Valley

Posted on: November 1st, 2017

LAKE CREEK TRAILHEAD — Winter is coming. You know it, and we know it. Which means wintertime fun is right around the corner. But before the snow has even hit some volunteers are heading up the mountain to prep trails and trailheads for the coming season. On a recent weekend, one group of OHV volunteers met […]