Outdoor recreation contributes more than $12.3B to the economy, employs more than 110,000 people  and is the primary driver behind the tourism industry. Not only does Utah outdoor recreation create $737 million in state and local tax revenues, it is the reason for $3.9B in wages and salaries. Governor Herbert created Utah’s Office of Outdoor Recreation January 2013 as a result of the large contribution the industry plays in Utah’s economy. It is the first office of its kind in the country.


Our office aims to establish a nationwide recreation management standard, and ensure that the state’s natural assets can sustain economic growth for years to come. The private sector is a key partner in Utah’s success, and our state is committed to responsibly partnering with the business community.


Feb 01 2019
Outdoor Recreation Day on the Hill

Come help us show our legislators and state government how important outdoor recreation is to Utah, our economy and quality of life. The “Day on the Hill” will have booths, breakfast, and a chance to talk with our policy makers, industry leaders and the outdoor recreation community. Don’t miss this important opportunity.


Utah State Capitol Building
350 State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111




Drop Us a Line

_Program Manager

Tara McKee

801-538-8686 tmckee@utah.gov

_Program Specialist

Rose Smith

801-538-8652 rosesmith@utah.gov

_Program Assistant

Danielle Haddad

(801) 538-8714 dhaddad@utah.gov


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