Military Appreciation Day

The Utah Division of State Parks is excited to announce that Military Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022!

As part of the celebration, all Utah state parks* will offer free day-use entrance for active military, veterans, and their families in the same vehicle. 

This celebration helps us honor the sacrifices the members of the U.S. military make,” Utah State Parks Director Jeff Rasmussen said.

“We have set this day aside to honor those currently serving in the military as well as those who have served in the past,” Rasmussen continued. “Their sacrifices have given us the freedoms and safety that we all enjoy day in and day out. We think it’s important to recognize their service and dedication.”

Visiting a park in your local community is always a great choice, he said, but experiencing a new park can bring a whole new element of fun. With all the different activities and so many different state parks across Utah, there are multiple opportunities to find your own adventure.

*All standard fees will apply at This Is The Place Heritage Park.

Additional Activities

Along with free day-use entrance to all state parks*, some parks are also offering events and programs on Military Appreciation Day. Check them out below!

Antelope Island State Park

Free Day use entry at all Utah State Parks will be given to active and retired military members and guests in the same vehicle. The Antelope Island State Park gift shop will offer 10% off to valid ID card holders on Military Appreciation Day.

Camp Floyd State Park

Join us from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM for Utah State Parks Military Appreciation Day as we honor those who have served and are still serving. Veterans and active military and their families in the same vehicle receive free admission to Camp Floyd State Park. Stroll through our military displays honoring those who have served. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only). Active military and Veterans and their families in the same vehicle are free. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Staff will be preparing for our Military Appreciation Day BBQ. All visitors will be able to get free hot dogs and hamburgers on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Soldier Hollow Golf Course

Soldier Hollow Golf Course is honoring veterans by offering free range tokens and lessons on the practice greens as part of Military Appreciation Day at Utah State Parks. 

Utah Lake State Park

Utah State Parks is proud to host Military Appreciation day.  Free Day use entry at all Utah State Parks will be given to active and retired military members and guests in the same vehicle.  While supplies last, active duty and veteran military members that come to Utah Lake State Park will also be given a small token of gratitude.  Please let us know at the gate that you served!

Yuba State Park

Yuba State Park will be honoring the men and women of our armed forces with free day-use entry and a free pancake/sausage breakfast for all current, and past veteran military and their families from 8 am -10 am under our Oasis Day use pavilion.