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.


Jun 21 2019
Jun 21 2019
Utah’s Every Kid Outdoors Initiative Launch Event


Walmart Supercenter

5469 South Redwood Road

Taylorsville, UT 84123


Jun 21 4:00pm - Jun 21 6:00pm
Jun 21 2019
Jun 21 2019
First Day of Summer



Jun 21 12:00am - Jun 21 12:00am
Jun 28 2019
Jun 30 2019
Adventure + Gear Fest (visit our booth!)


Snowbird, UT
9600 Little Cottonwood Canyon


Jun 28 2:00pm - Jun 30 5:00pm
Oct 22 2019
Oct 22 2019
Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit (Register now!)


1835 S Convention Center Dr, St. George, UT 84790


Oct 22 12:00am - Oct 22 12:00am


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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