APRIL 2016 EVENTS
The weather warming up and spring is in the air. So, SPRING into action, get outside, and #ExploreUtah at one of our Utah state parks! April is jam-packed full of events ranging from history tours, motor races, night sky programs and children’s camps.
Daddy Stump History Tour
Antelope Island State Park – South Island Trail; April 9, 2016; 1 p.m.
Join the ranch curator at 1:00pm at the South Island Trail parking Lot 1.5 miles south of ranch for a moderate 1 mile hike to the Daddy Stump home discussing the island’s history that surrounds this site. Space is limited so please contact Clay at firstname.lastname@example.org for your spot or for more information.
Night Sky Program
Dead Horse Point State Park; April 9 & 23, 2016; 8-10 p.m.
Explore the cosmos underneath the dark skies of the Colorado Plateau. Participants should meet on at the visitor center at 7:45 pm. For more information call (435) 259-2614.
Sand Hollow State Park – April 14-16, 2016
WORCS race. Sandpit campground will be closed for this event. Please plan accordingly.
For more information on the event, or for registration: http://www.worcsracing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=527%3Asand-hollow-state-park-hurricane-ut&catid=14%3Aseason&Itemid=51
Haunting at Fielding Garr Ranch?
Antelope Island State Park – Fielding Garr Ranch; April 22, 2016; 8:30 p.m.
Is the Fielding Garr Ranch Haunted? Come and see for your self. Meet at the Fielding Garr Ranch at 8:30 pm and learn about methods used to detect unexplained things. You will be allowed to wander through the buildings looking for evidence of visitors from beyond the grave. Please bring a flashlight and camera. For more information call (801) 649-5742.
Jedediah Smith Monument Dedication
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum – April 23, 2016; 11 a.m.
Join park staff for a dedication of the new Jedediah Smith Monument. We will meet at the monument, located approximately 2 miles east of the visitor center on Clear Creek Canyon Road. We will offer a short presentation dealing with the life of Jedediah and his involvement in Clear Creek canyon. The Rocky Mountain Man group will be at the location with a camp set up.
Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp
Camp Floyd State Park Museum; April-September
Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp is designed for Boy Scouts age 11 and up and offers an authentic and unique hands-on adventure! Scouts travel back in time to 1858 – 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the army and issued uniforms. As a new enlisted private, scouts will shoulder their musket, and march off to a new adventure! Leaving modern possessions behind, the call of bugles and officers’ commands will replace the daily routine of 21st century life.
The camp curriculum is based on the history of Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, and is designed to complete the requirements for the American Heritage Merit Badge and the National Historic Trails Award. The camp size is limited to 30 scouts and leaders. Camp fees are $25 per boy/adult, which includes all camp material, breakfast, and a Camp Floyd State Park patch. This two-day program includes a stay overnight with sleeping accommodations in recreated military tents. Scouts will need to provide their own sleeping gear. April is full, but dates are available for May-October Please call the park to register for this event at 801-768-8932.
Lek and Loon Day
East Canyon State Park; April 23, 2016
Join the staff of East Canon State Park and the Wasatch Audubon Society for our second annual Lek and Loon Day. We will observe the Sage Grouse during their mating rituals on a Lek near the park. After we will then return to the park for more bird watching.
Loons and other birds will be on display at the park. We will have our local professional birders there to assist us locating and identifying many bird species. Join us!
For more information please call 801-829-6866 and RSVP on our Facebook Page HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/246071805736776/
Rockport Tagged Fish Challenge
Rockport State Park – April 1-30
Park officials tagged and released 100 rainbow trout in early December. These aren’t just any trout however; 10 of them are worth significant prizes. These prizes include: $3,000, a Klim Snowmobile Suit, power tools and toolboxes, Lagoon Family Passes and 5,000 rounds of .22 ammo. Visit Rockport State Park’s event page to learn more (http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/rockport/events/).
Snow Canyon Walks and Talks
Snow Canyon State Park – April 1-30, 2016
Join park staff and local experts on a series of walks, hikes and talks. Topics range from the frogs and toads found inside the park, to scorpion searches and morning sketch-walks.
Visit Snow Canyon’s events page for further details on dates and times: http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/snow-canyon/events/
Guided OHV Tour at Fremont
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum – April 30, 2016; 10 a.m.
Park staff will lead the group on a tour of the park to sites not normally seen. Meet at the Max Reid Trailhead, located across from the visitor center on the south side of I-70. The tour is open to all riding levels and there are no restriction to the Off Highway Vehicles.
The tour will last 3-4 hours and is limited to 20 OHV’s. The fee is 20.00 per OHV and also covers your day use. To sign up, contact Fremont Indian State Park at 435 527-4631.