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Welcome to Friends of Utah State Parks!

   We are bikers, hikers and horseback riders. We are geocachers, boaters and off-roaders. We are history buffs, golfers, anglers and campers. We are Friends of Utah State Parks, and we have a passion for the affordable, close-to-home recreation opportunities our Utah state parks offer.

   Utah features diverse, extraordinary landscapes within its borders. Our state parks showcase the most spectacular of these spectacular lands and ensure a wide variety of outdoor recreation is available to everyone. In addition, our parks provide an economic boost to communities and rural areas across the state.

   The Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation, also known as Utah State Parks, manages these lands. Created in 1957, the agency:

  • Oversees 43 state parks and several undeveloped land areas totaling over 95,000 acres
  • Has responsibilities on more than a million surface acres of water
  • Administers the Utah off-highway vehicle, boating and trails programs
  • Provides and maintains access to waterways and trails
  • Promotes education, safety, and resource protection.

   The geographic area covered by State Parks managers and employees includes the entire state, from our cities to some of our most remote, out-of-the-way corners.    

   Friends of Utah State Parks is an all volunteer organization committed to "preserve, protect, promote, advocate, and educate about the cultural heritage, history, natural resources and funding needs of Utah State Parks." We invite you to look through our website, and hope you will consider joining with us to help preserve this legacy for our children, their children, and beyond.

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