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Most State Parks Open To All Utah Visitors

Apr 24, 2020, 4:26 PM | Updated: 5:30 pm
Snow Canyon State Park entrance sign....
Snow Canyon State Park entrance sign.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – More of Utah’s state parks have been opened to “all visitors,” according to officials with the Utah Department of Natural Resources.

An updated map was released Friday, showing parks and lands in every county except for Grand and Summit were available for Utah residents to explore.

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The state parks located in the green areas have been reopened to all visitors, whereas the parks located in the gray areas were open to county residents only.

“Four areas managed by Utah State Parks currently remain open only to county residents: Dead Horse Point State Park, Echo State Park, Rockport State Park and the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail,” according to state park officials.

Officials encouraged visitors to continue practicing responsible recreation, safely social distance from other visitors, avoid crowded trailheads and keep parks and facilities clean.

They also said park fees are still being enforced during the pandemic.

National Parks Possibly Opening Soon

The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area also announced they will be providing limited boat access to Lake Powell visitors.

Officials sent out a press release Friday afternoon saying the “Arizona Lake Powell Local Boater Program” was made to ensure the health and safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers and partners.

“The program will provide limited day use boat access to the lake beginning Friday, April 24, 2020. Access will be available for boats enrolled in the program at the Wahweap Public Boat Launch Ramp on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m,” officials said in the release.

Any boat stored within 20 miles of Page, Arizona, was eligible for enrollment in the program.

Officials said boats that are currently stored in slips or buoy fields throughout the recreation area may also use the lake. They advised visitors that limited services would be made available to them.

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Most State Parks Open To All Utah Visitors