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Parks and Recreation News for November 25, 2011

Article Date: 
25 November, 2011 (All day)







Willard – Drive through the holiday light display, Fantasy at the Bay, at Willard Bay State Park from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly November 25 through January 1. Admission is $9 per vehicle and Utah State Parks Annual Passes are not valid during light display hours.

Cottonwood Campground is filled with animation, lighted trees, roadway lights and displays. Visitors may drive through the display or ride on a horse-drawn hay wagon at no additional cost. Enjoy cocoa, s’mores, hamburgers, chili and scones around a large campfire. To reach Willard Bay State Park, take Exit 357 off I-15. 

For more information, please call Fantasy at the Bay at 435-734-9294 or 435-237-9506, or Willard Bay State Park at 435-734-9494.




Salt Lake City – Though air temperatures and snow are falling across most of the state, off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding opportunities still exist, especially on sand dunes.

Because of their mild winter climates, Sand Hollow and Coral Pink Sand Dunes state parks offer year-round riding. Sand Hollow State Park, located in Hurricane, offers Sand Mountain and red sandstone landscapes. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park near Kanab offers riding on a shifting sea of red sand. 

You may see fewer riders during the off season, so remember these safety tips:

Always wear a helmet! Inform someone of where you are going and when you will return. Ride with a buddy, never ride alone. Dress for the changing weather conditions, layer your clothing. Display a safety flag at all times while dune riding.

For more information, visit or call 801-538-RIDE. RIDE ON!




December 10- Antelope Island State Park - Syracuse

Full Moon Hike: Join us for this easy-to-moderate five-mile round-trip hike up to Beacon Knob. Enjoy views of Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island under the light of the full moon as we discuss some of the nocturnal wildlife on the island. Meet at the marina at 5 p.m. to caravan to the trailhead. 801-721-9569

December 1- Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum - Fairfield

Women of Camp Floyd: Take a step back in time to learn about the life and times of women at Camp Floyd. Participants wear period dresses, meet costumed interpreters, play 19th century games, learn etiquette of the period, construct rag dolls, learn a period dance and more. Geared toward girls ages eight to 11, each camp is limited to 24 participants, including adults, and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations and $15 camp fee per participant are required. Adults are encouraged to attend with the girls. 801-768-8932

 December 10             Snow Canyon State Park - Ivins

Moonlit Hike: Join us at 7 p.m. for a moonlit, two-mile hike. Enjoy the unique opportunity to see the canyon by moon-glow. Space is limited and registration is required.  435-628-2255

 December 13             Frontier Homestead State Park Museum – Cedar City


Story Time: Preschool children and their parents are invited to join us at 12:30 p.m. to learn about the past through stories and history-related activities. 435-586-9290.