About Utah State Parks & Recreation

For more information, visit the Utah State Parks website.

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Our agency manages 43 state parks and museums throughout Utah, which are enjoyed by nearly 3.5 million visitors annually. We are proud to protect the history and beauty within these parks, entrusted to us by the people of Utah. Our mission is to preserve and provide natural, cultural and recreational resources for enjoyment, education and inspiration for this and future generations.

Utah boating and off-highway vehicle programs

Utah has many off-highway vehicle riding opportunities.

Utah State Parks administers the State Boating Act on Utah waters, providing access, safety, education, search and rescue, and enforcement of Utah's boating laws and rules.

We also administer summer and winter off-highway vehicle (OHV) programs, including education, trail maintenance, grant programs, user compliance, accident investigation, and search and rescue.

The boating and OHV education programs are committed to the safety of all riders and operators. Together these programs certified more than 5,000 Utah children over the past year.

Find out more about the Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation on the division's website: http://stateparks.utah.gov


Utah State Parks employs 250 experienced and committed recreation professionals. Curators, archeologists, law enforcement rangers, biologists, naturalists, accountants, recreation planners, and others ensure the future of parks and museums.

Canyonlands view
The Colorado River from Dead Horse Point State Park.

Our agency is led by Utah State Parks Director Fred Hayes, Deputy Director Jeff Rasmussen, and the Board of Utah State Parks and Recreation. Board members are appointed by the governor and establish recreation policy based on public and agency input.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I buy an annual day-use state parks pass?

Annual Senior Adventure day-use passes are available for purchase at any state park, on our website at stateparks.utah.gov, and the Department of Natural Resources bookstore.

How do I make a camping reservation at a state park?

Camping reservations can be made on our website at stateparks.utah.gov or by calling Reserve Amercia toll-free at (800) 322-3770.


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