Daniel Robison of Heber City and his 4-year-old son Jake enjoy a morning of fishing at the pond at Wasatch Mountain State Park. (Tom Wharton Photo).

Happy Earth Day Every Day from Wasatch Mountain State Park

Hello Friends, It has been a while since you have heard from us so I just wanted to let you know that we are still here with an update from Wasatch Mountain State Park!

Last year at this time we were getting ready to re-open the visitor center and muddle through daily changes about how we did business. The big news was that the parks were open!

And it turned out that we had a very busy year! Many people hadn’t visited the parks in a really long time. Even though we were learning a new normal we were happy to see so many people out and about!

2021 is looking promising for another stellar year for park visitation. There is still snow up high so the Snake Creek and Pine Canyon roads are still closed. Hopefully they will be open by Memorial Day weekend. Our campgrounds will be open by May 1st and you can make reservations 4 months in advance of the first day of your stay. So make your outdoor plans sooner than later.

At this time we are not promoting programs that gather people together (maybe later this year) but here are a few programs that you can do on your own or with your family.

– Geocaching in the park. You can rent GPS units for $5 a day. We have 5 geocache courses in the park plus the Wildlife Adventure activity at our trailheads.

– Jr. Ranger program. Pick up your free Jr Ranger manual at the visitor center and when you complete the program you earn a Jr Ranger badge

– Scavenger Hunt on Huber/Epperson trail sponsored by Wasatch Behavioral Health and Parents Empowered. Finish the Scavenger hunt and win a prize at the visitor center.

– Fishing at the pond. Rent a pole for $3 in the visitor center. We will have worms for sale shortly but for now make sure you bring your own bait. Daily limit is 2 fish. Anyone 12 years old and over will need to purchase a fishing license at Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

– The Huber Grove Farmhouse and Creamery will be open on the weekends starting Memorial Day weekend. The grounds are open everyday from dawn-dusk.

– Hiking, biking, and equestrian trails are open. Enjoy over 40 miles of non-motorized trails in the park. Most of them are dry at this time but if the weather changes and they get muddy please let them dry out before using them to prevent more damage and erosion.

-OHV trails are still closed due to snow up high.

– Trail Pods. We have 8 Trail Pods out and about on the trails throughout the summer. When you find one, you can use the tools to clean up a section of trail, sign in and earn your 2021 five year anniversary collectible pin

-Dirt Crew. Join the Dirt Crew and donate 10 hours a month to our trails and receive a Dirt Crew shirt and Wasatch day pass good for 2021.

The Visitor Center is open everyday from 9 am-5 pm. Annual passes are available to buy at the visitor center. They are $100 or $50 if you are 65 years old or older and $150 if you are a non-resident. If you don’t have an annual pass please make sure you pay the day fee of $10 or $5.00 (65 and over) when you are parked in the park

Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for more exciting park activities. If you have any questions or need more information on Wasatch Mountain State Park don’t hesitate to email me or call the park at 435-654-1791

Thank you and I can’t wait to see you outside!