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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Get Away From the Crowds Over Labor Day Weekend

The Labor Day weekend will be busy in Utah - traffic will be heavy, campgrounds full and popular reservoirs will be crowded.

The Deseret Morning News reports that these State Parks still have sites available for the weekend: Antelope Island, Fremont, Green River, Huntington, Rock Cliff at Jordanelle, Kodachrome, Quail Creek, Red Fleet, Scofield, Snow Canyon, Starvation, Steinaker, Utah Lake, and Willard Bay.

The article gives tips and other information to help make the weekend enjoyable. Read the entire article.

Temperatures will be warm, breaking 100 F in southern utah and in the mid-90s in the north.

Mountain areas will have cooler temperatures (and thus draw crowds). The Mirror Lake Byway in the Uintas, with its campgrounds and small lakes, will be congested. Other areas in the Uintas will be less crowded and will offer great recreational opportunities. Try the Hoop Lake or Spirit Lake areas for great scenery, excellent camping and good fishing.

The Skyline Drive and Boulder Mountain areas will also have pleasant temperatures and will be less crowded.

Lake Powell, the reservoirs near St George and the Wasatch Front reservoirs will all be congested. Bear Lake and Flaming Gorge, Steinaker, Red Fleet and Starvation reservoirs will be good choices for people who want to play in the water.

In September, after the Labor Day crowds go home, conditions will improve at all of our recration areas. Air temperatures will moderate and so hiking will be more pleasant. With kids back in school and footballs flying, many people turn their attention from outdoor recreation, just as fishing picks up and campsites become readily available.

Fall is a great time to play in Utah.


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