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Matt Gillis, Deseret News


HEBER CITY — Jordanelle State Park hosts "Fire On The Water" on Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m.

Spectators are invited to watch wakeboard, kneeboard and skyski exhibitions and enjoy an afternoon of live music, food and drinks. The Parade of Lights will start at 9:30 p.m., and fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.

Entrance fees are $15 per vehicle with up to eight occupants. Annual passes will be honored, and registered campers are admitted at no additional cost.

Jordanelle State Park is located off U.S. 40 at Mayflower Exit 8.

For more information, call 435-649-9540 or visit stateparks.utah.gov.


SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Parks Geocache Adventure continues with a new twist.

From now through September, certificates redeemable for gifts will be placed randomly in caches throughout the state park system. A limited-issue Utah State Parks 50th Anniversary coin and a Utah State Parks Boating Program coin will also be cached.

For those new to the sport, geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt using a global positioning satellite (GPS) unit. Participants enter each state park's coordinates into a GPS unit in order to find the hidden cache. Participants may bring their own GPS or borrow a GPS unit from the park.

Inside each cache, a logbook and a selection of free small gifts will be found. Participants then sign the book and claim their prize.

For a list of participating parks and GPS coordinates, visit stateparks.utah.gov/geocaching.


SALT LAKE CITY — In an effort to meet growing demand for off-highway vehicle (OHV) and personal watercraft (PWC) youth education courses, the Utah State Parks Department now offers online courses at stateparks.utah.gov.

OHV course fees are $30 and cover ATVs, off-highway motorcycles and side-by-side ATVs. PWC courses, which cover JetSki and SeaDoo-type boats, are $34.95, which include a $5 certification fee. Upon successful completion of coursework, students print temporary certificates valid for 60 days and later receive permanent certificates by mail.

Students are strongly encouraged to thoroughly study all materials prior to testing. If they do not pass the course, they must pay a second registration fee to retake the test.

"Safety is our number one concern. We want to reduce accidents by educating youth to operate ATVs and PWC safely, wear safety equipment, and follow laws and rules," said OHV/PWC Education Coordinator Ann Evans. "Online courses provide easier access to education courses and allow students to learn at their own pace."

Utah law requires children ages 8 to 16 to complete the Utah State Parks Know Before You Go! OHV Education Course before operating a machine on public lands, roads or trails. It is illegal for any child under age 8 to operate an OHV on public land.

Utah children ages 12 to 17 are required to complete and pass the Utah PWC Education Course in order to operate these types of boats without an adult on board. Children younger than 12 may not operate a PWC without a responsible adult on board. Since the creation of the education courses, approximately 22,000 students have completed the PWC course and more than 60,000 students have taken the OHV course.

For more information, visit stateparks.utah.gov, or call 800-OHV-RIDE or 800-RIDEPWC.


SYRACUSE — Due to dry conditions, fire restrictions are now in place at Antelope Island State Park until further notice.

Only gas grills or charcoal fires in designated fire pits are allowed. No open wood fires are allowed.

For more information, call 801-773-2941 or visit stateparks.utah.gov.