Due to Governor Gary R. Herbert’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” initiative, Utah State Parks have started “#ResponsibleRecreation’ to help keep park visitors safe at this time. This is the Utah’s effort to help visitors enjoy its state parks and amenities while maintaining social distancing.
Currently all state parks are staying open during COVID-19, with one slight change. State parks are only open to visitors who reside in the county where the park is located.
Below are listed Utah’s counties and the state parks located in each one.
Box Elder County:
Willard Bay State Park
Hyrum Lake State Park
Scofield State Park
Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation
Dead Horse Point State Park
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum
East Canyon State Park
Bear Lake State Park
Salt Lake County:
Great Salt Lake State Park
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum
Please note that Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Zions National Parks are closed until further notice.
State Route 9 (Zion-Mount Carmel Highway and Tunnel) and Kolob Terrace Road, the two roads through Zion National Park, will remain open for the safety and needs of local residents only. Stopping at pull-offs will be prohibited.
For up to date information, visit the Utah State Parks website.
Story by: Cassidy Harmon
Photos by: Reyce Knutson