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10 tips to help you prepare for your best camping trip

Emily Long, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 1:01pm

Even if basic outdoor safety is second nature and your car is packed to the brim with gear, there are a few things you need to know before you head out for your weekend camping trip in Utah.

Video shows man's close encounter with aggressive Utah mountain goat

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 11:27am

A trail runner learned the importance of keeping your distance from wildlife after he encountered a seemingly harmless mountain goat on Mount Timpanogos Sunday.

Big bass catch at Newcastle Reservoir nets state record for woman

Tracie Sullivan, St. George News  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 6:28pm

Two young women exceeded the state record for biggest catch of hybrid striped bass, or wiper, recently in Iron County, with one earning bragging rights to the title.

5 tips for landing big fish on a fly rod

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 1:01pm

Hooking big fish on a fly rod is easy — it's landing them that's hard. Here are five tips to help you keep the big one from getting away next time.

Increasing number of visitors flock to American Fork Canyon

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Jun 17th - 5:29pm

Levi Dean and his family love to get away from it all from time to time. To do so, they hit the dirt roads in American Fork Canyon as often as possible. The only problem is, it seems like everybody else has discovered their favorite spot.

6 of the most scenic paved bike paths in Utah

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 16th - 1:39pm

Paved bike paths are popping up all over the state providing bikers, walkers and runners a way to experience the outdoors away from traffic. Here are some of the most scenic.

Utah Wildlife Board approves single statewide pheasant hunt for fall, 2 other changes

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 1:01pm

Hunters will have an easier time knowing when Utah’s pheasant hunt begins and ends after the Utah Wildlife Board recently approved a statewide pheasant hunt for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Bear activity closes several campsites in Maple Canyon

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 6:01pm

Utah wildlife managers are reminding people about bear-safe camping after one popular area in Sanpete County had to be closed because a bear keeps returning to the area foraging for discarded food.

Parking fees coming to Pineview Reservoir lots in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 2:31pm

A new sign at Windsurfer Beach in Utah is warning residents that parking in paved lots around Pineview Reservoir will no longer be free.

Poll: Which is Utah’s best hiking trail?

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 11:59am

While Tuesday is rainy and cold, temperatures are expected to bounce back later this week, giving us all that nice, summer hiking weather.

Have You Seen This? Flyboarder rescues flipped catamaran

Martha Ostergar, KSL Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 12th - 1:15pm

It’s hard to right a tipped catamaran by yourself, so it’s extra handy when a man flying with water is close by to help.

Wild Rose Trail offers scenic, family-friendly outing

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Jun 12th - 11:36am

Hiking with young children is not always easy, but one hiking trail in Davis County offers all that you may need to get outdoors as a family.

Poll: Which is Utah’s best mountain?

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 9th - 11:59am

Utah is full of outdoor recreation: From skiing to mountain biking to hiking, many of these activities include the Beehive State’s mountain ranges. Which led us to ask the question: Which mountain peak is Utahns’ favorite?

Fish for free throughout Utah on Saturday

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jun 7th - 2:21pm

Anglers, rejoice! The best fishing day of the year is almost upon us— fishing is free throughout Utah on Saturday.

Popular Tibble Fork Reservoir open after year of construction

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 8:37pm

Surrounded by the scenic vistas in American Fork Canyon, Tibble Fork Reservoir is once again full after a $7 million project to rebuild the dam that was originally built in 1966.

13 places to watch free movies outside this summer

Camilla Stimpson  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 12:10pm

Summer nights are warm in Utah, which means it's time to bring out the picnic blankets and folding chairs to enjoy a movie outside.

Zinke taps Utahn for new post at US Fish & Wildlife Services

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 5:48pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke named Greg Sheehan, head of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, to serve in a newly created position at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Resources. Sheehan will be the national agency's deputy director.

Hiking Beus Trail to Mount Ogden offers gorgeous views

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 11:54am

After getting into shape and tackling a few shorter hikes, it's time to try something more difficult. Hiking Beus Trail to the summit of Mount Ogden will satisfy the urge to reach a peak and test your endurance.

Yellowstone Park says it's winning against non-native fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 4th - 8:17pm

Researchers trying to preserve native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park say they are on track to eliminate non-native fish from Yellowstone Lake in about a decade.

Review: Outdoor backpacks for summer

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 2nd - 11:29am

Whether you’re hauling cameras, camping gear, fishing tackle or family members, it’s important to have the right pack on your back. This article takes a look at a variety of options that may be a good fit for your next outing.