Utah State Parks Blog

Echo State Park Has A Manager!

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018

ECHO STATE PARK — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is proud to announce that Eric Bradshaw has been chosen as the manager for both Echo State Park and Rockport State Park. A native of Logan Utah, Eric earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Utah State University, as well as a Master’s […]

Two Tips for Boating Awareness

Posted on: March 20th, 2018

Staying safe out on the water is one of our Boating Program’s biggest concerns. We want to make sure you make it home to your friends and family at the end of the day. To help raise awareness, we have compiled two of our biggest tips on how you can prepare for a safe boating […]

Win $250 For Your Next Group Trail Project Through ExtremeTerrain

Posted on: March 19th, 2018

Here at Utah State Parks, we love the outdoors and are committed to spreading awareness about keeping our trails clean and leaving no trace. We often post about committed volunteers who donate their time and energy to cleaning up recreation areas across Utah. From building kiosks and installing fences, all the way to patrolling trails and […]

Moab Friends for Wheelin’ ‘Crawls’ Into 2018 With Trail Project

Posted on: March 19th, 2018

MOAB — Whoever said the government and private citizens couldn’t work together never met the Moab Friends for Wheelin’ or the Moab BLM Field Office. Both groups met at the Moab Rim, a popular multi-use trail. The volunteer work they did throughout that day would benefit the thousands of OHV enthusiasts, mountain bikers, and hikers who […]

Do You Know Boating’s BIG 3?

Posted on: March 16th, 2018

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and marine law enforcement officers across the country want you to be aware of the 3 major contributors to accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the water. 1 of every 2 accidents, injuries, and fatalities is caused by ignoring the BIG 3. Wear your life jacket– Almost […]

OHV Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bill Lahey

Posted on: March 12th, 2018

ANYWHERE WITH SNOW, UT — Some people can’t get enough of the outdoors and spend much of their life exploring the hills, forests, and mountains. Then there are those who do all of those things but also work to make them better for everyone. Bill Lahey is one of those people. Born and raised in […]

Help! There’s Been a Boating Accident!

Posted on: March 8th, 2018

No one likes unexpected situations; especially when they have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage, serious injury, or even death. Unfortunately, this is the often the case whenever you are dealing with boating accidents. Boating accidents can be avoided by following Utah’s boating laws and rules. These include not operating a boat […]

Fred Hayes, Director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, has Passed Away

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — Mike Styler, executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources, announced today that Fred Hayes, director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, passed away this afternoon at his home in Heber City. The cause of death remains unknown. Hayes was appointed division director in 2012 and has been instrumental in […]

Public Comment for Echo State Park

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018

From the Bureau of Reclamation JORDANELLE STATE PARK (BOR) – On March 1, 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 meeting will begin with a short […]

Utah Lake State Park Updates 2/20

Posted on: February 20th, 2018

PROVO – As of February 20, 2018, Utah Lake State Park remains closed due to ongoing construction activities associated with dredging the marina. Marina dredging is an important part of ongoing park maintenance and is a rather large undertaking.  Because of this, it was determined for safety reasons and with no facilities available to the […]