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Memorial Day events at Utah State Parks
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2007, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Here are some options courtesy of Utah State Parks and Recreation:

* Friday - An Antelope Island State Park naturalist will lead a star party. The event starts at 8:30 p.m. with a slide presentation and then moves outdoors for night sky viewing. Call 801-721-9569 for more information.

* Friday - Jordanelle State Park is holding a walkabout program from 6 to 8 p.m. through the campground with a live hawk. Learn about the adaptations and role of birds of prey in the environment. Call 435-649-9540 or 435-782-3030.

* Saturday to Monday - Walk through a historical 1861 Civil War encampment at Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum in Fairfield and visit with re-enactors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 801-768-8932.

* Saturday - Birds of Prey is the topic of a Junior Ranger program for children ages 6 to 10. It starts at the Rock Cliff Nature Center at 11 a.m. Participants will attend a presentation and then take a walk with binoculars to search for birds. Call 435-782-3030.

* Saturday - Pond explorations is the topic of a Junior Ranger Program at Wasatch Mountain State Park in Midway for children ages 6 to 12. The program starts at 1 p.m. at the educational yurt. Call 435-654-1791.

* Saturday - Whodunit? A Wildlife Mystery will be presented at Wasatch Mountain State Park in Midway. The park naturalist will uncover some of the mysteries of wildlife starting at 7:30 p.m. in the campground amphitheater. Call 435-654-1791.

* Saturday - Scorpions. Join Snow Canyon State Park naturalists as they lead a search for scorpions at the park in Ivins starting at 9:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call 435-628-2255.

* Saturday and Monday - Learn pioneer crafts, games and how to make a lantern at Fielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island. An empty soup can is required to make the lantern. Events from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Call 801-649-5742.

* Monday - Float among the sea monkeys, aka brine shrimp, at a Junior Ranger Program at Antelope Island State Park. Meet at the Bridger Bay Beach north parking lot at 11 a.m. Bring drinking water, sunscreen and a swimming suit. Call 801-721-9569.

* Monday - A Buffalo Chip Toss - yes, bison pies - will be held at 3 p.m. at the visitor center on Antelope Island. Call 801-721-9569

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