Outdoor Recreation in Utah

Utah Rangelands
Includes basic information about rangelands including introduction to rangelands concepts, information on rangeland science and management, climate and weather, recreation and tourism, educational resources, mapping and GIS, and government and non-government links.

Utah State University Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC)
The USU Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) is the hub for outdoor equipment rentals, trips, and events at USU! The URC's mission is to promote student involvement in the local environment. The Outdoor Recreation Center offers rental shop services, an outdoor trip program, and alternative programs and special events to accomplish this mission.

USDA Forest Service in Utah
The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service website has links to Ashley , Dixie , Fishlake , Manti-LaSal , Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest websites. Find information on campgrounds, hikes, wildlife, forest plans, fires, maps, current conditions, research, and more.

Utah State Parks
The Utah State Parks and Recreation manages 42 state parks — from Bear Lake State Park at the Utah/Idaho border to Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum deep in the Four Corners region, and everywhere in between.  Utah State Parks and Recreation also administers the Utah off-highway vehicle, boating, and trails programs, works to provide access to waterways and trails, and promotes education, safety, and resource protection.

National Park Service Sites in Utah
Find links to National Park Service Sites in Utah including Golden Spike NHS, Timpanogos Cave NM, Dinosaur NM, Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Glen Canyon NRA, Natural Bridges NM, Hovenweep NM, Rainbow Bridge NM, Bryce Canyon NP, Capitol Reef NP, Cedar Breaks NM, and Zion NP. Get information on travel, lodgeing, guides, activities, facilities, fees, and permits.

Bureau of Land Managment in Utah
BLM manages a range of activities to ensure the long-term health and productivity of public lands. BLM has a variety of programs to protect public health, safety, and property as well as public land resources. Visit this page to find links to field offices, or visit the webpage for the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 93 million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System of more than 520 National Wildlife Refuges and thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. Under the Fisheries program it also operates 66 National Fish Hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations.

The following are U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sites in Utah:
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge
Ouray National Wildlife Refuge

Utah Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
The Utah Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office provides technical assistance to the Southern Ute Tribe of southwestern Colorado, the Northern Ute Tribe in northeastern Utah, the Paiute Tribe in southwestern Utah, and the Goshute Tribes of Nevada and Utah. Technical assistance activities consist of working closely with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Tribes to better manage tribal fishery and wildlife resources. The Office also provides technical assistance to Hill Air Force Base, Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery, and the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fishes Recovery Program.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources attempts to assure the future of protected wildlife for its intrinsic, scientific, educational and recreational values through protection, propagation, management, conservation and distribution throughout the State of Utah.

Utah Office of Tourism
The Utah Office of Tourism (UOT) promotes tourism into the state through advertising and media contacts and is an office within the Governor's Office of Economic Development with the primary mission to "make Utah a better place to live by improving the economic contribution of tourism." The UOT operates several programs to assist Utah's tourism industry including marketing and advertising, research and planning, publications, information services, media relations and interagency cooperative programs.
 
The UOT has published a series of short documents describing opportunities for various types of recreational activities and attractions in the state.