SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – After being closed to non-county residents for weeks, Utah State Parks will open to all visitors regardless of what county they live in. This announcement excludes state parks that belong in counties that are under local health order restrictions.
Utahns are advised to follow all local orders outlined by their county officials. Currently, in much of eastern Utah and other areas, outdoor recreation is restricted to the county in which you reside by local public health orders. If you live outside these counties, do not travel to visit state parks located inside them.
Always check with your local public health office if you have questions relating to your local health orders, as they may supersede this directive.
Note that some parks and facilities, such as visitor centers and concessionaires, may be closed at this time. Visit the official Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updates on the status of your local park before you visit.
On March 28, Gov. Herbert issued a directive that banned non-county residents from Utah State Parks. The previous announcement resulted in hundreds of visitors being turned away at state park gates.
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