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    Published - 10/30/13 - 08:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Girls in period attire at the Ladies of Camp Floyd Day Camp. USP photo
    Girls in period attire at the Ladies of Camp Floyd Day Camp. USP photo
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    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - With snowmobile season just around the corner, Utah State Parks and Recreation reminds young riders and their parents that state-required youth snowmobile education courses are available online at ohv.utah.gov

    Utah law requires youth eight to 16 to complete a Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Education Course before operating a machine on public lands or trails. It is illegal for any child under age eight to operate an OHV on public land. Anyone over age 16 without a valid driver’s license must also complete the course to legally operate an OHV on public land.

    Course fees are $30 and upon successful completion of coursework, students can print temporary certificates and later receive permanent certificates by mail. Students should study all materials thoroughly prior to testing. If they do not pass the test, they must pay a second registration fee to retake it. For more information, visit ohv.utah.gov, call 801-538-7433. Ride On Utah!

    MUSEUM HOSTS LADIES OF CAMP FLOYD

    Fairfield -- Take a step back in time Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and learn about the life and times of women at Camp Floyd. The Ladies of Camp Floyd Day Camp is designed to teach participants ages eight to 11 some of the everyday activities faced by the women who called Camp Floyd home.

    Participants wear period dresses, meet costumed interpreters, play 19th century games, learn etiquette and dances of the period, and make lace collars, wool yarn bracelets, personalized photographs, and more. The camp completes the requirements for the Junior Girl Scouts Playing the Part badge. Registration is required and available at https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/VP/NoPortal.html. Cost is $20 per girl; $5 per adult.

    Camp Floyd State Park is located in the town of Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on Highway 73. For more information, please call 801-768-8932.

    UTAH STATE PARKS EVENTS

    November 8 Snow Canyon State Park - Ivins

    Sunset Nature Sketch: Admire the changing colors of early evening and enjoy the magic of sketching nature on this 1.5-mile, round trip hike beginning at 4:45 p.m. Space is limited and registration required. 435-628-2255

    November 9 Antelope Island State Park - Syracuse

    Bison Auction: In order to keep the bison herd at a healthy number the island can sustain, excess bison are sold at public auction. Money generated by the sale of bison goes toward the wildlife management program. Learn more at: stateparks.utah.gov/park/antelope-island-state-park/events/bison-auction

    November 9 Frontier Homestead State Park Museum – Cedar City

    Iron Mission Days: Celebrate the founding of Cedar City with a day of activities from 1 to 9 p.m., honoring the spirit of our community and those that created opportunities for our growth. 435-586-9290

    November 9 Antelope Island State Park - Syracuse

    Guided Ranch Tours: Join us at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for guided tours of the Fielding Garr Ranch. See the entire ranch site from the original ranch house, shearing barns and corrals. Dress for the weather as the tour is outside. 801-649-5742 or clayshelley@utah.gov.

    November 9 Antelope Island State Park - Syracuse

    Constellation Tour: Join us at 7p.m., in the visitor center to talk about the night sky, followed by an outdoor constellation tour. Entrance fees apply. 801-721-9569.

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