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I've heard that state parks have the same regulations as the rest of the state, "subject to state law" and that you can carry there.....some post the "no weapons" sign (don't even get me started on the uselessness of that sign!!!!!!). I've not yet found any hardcore evidence such as quoted state law to make me comfortable with carrying within state parks. Makes me so mad that we CCP holders have to even consider such things as whether or not we're breaking the law exercising our right to protect ourselves and others....but that's for another post on another day.
 

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woostri said:
I've not yet found any hardcore evidence such as quoted state law to make me comfortable with carrying within state parks.
The law you are looking for is Utah State Code 76-10-500: Uniform Law
76-10-500. Uniform law.
(1) The individual right to keep and bear arms being a constitutionally protected right, the Legislature finds the need to provide uniform laws throughout the state. Except as specifically provided by state law, a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien shall not be:
(a) prohibited from owning, possessing, purchasing, selling, transferring, transporting, or keeping any firearm at his place of residence, property, business, or in any vehicle lawfully in his possession or lawfully under his control; or
(b) required to have a permit or license to purchase, own, possess, transport, or keep a firearm.
(2) This part is uniformly applicable throughout this state and in all its political subdivisions and municipalities. All authority to regulate firearms shall be reserved to the state except where the Legislature specifically delegates responsibility to local authorities or state entities. Unless specifically authorized by the Legislature by statute, a local authority or state entity may not enact or enforce any ordinance, regulation, or rule pertaining to firearms.
You can carry in state parks with no problems. National parks and other federally owned places are different, but State owned land falls under the laws set forth by the legislature, not the rangers or a sign.
 

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The other law you might be looking for is this:

R651-612-1. Weapons Prohibited [in State Park}:
The discharge of weapons or firearms, including air and gas powered types, and all other devices capable of launching a projectile which could immobilize, injure, or kill any person or animal or damage property are prohibited in the park system unless:

(1) The weapon or device is being used for the legal pursuit of wildlife as per R651-614.

(2) The use of the weapon or device is authorized by a Special Use Permit or an authorized event as per R651-608.

(3) The weapon or device is used in accordance with UCA 53-5-701 Concealed Weapons Act, or UCA 76-2- 402, 76-2-403, or 76-2-405.

(4) The weapon or device is being used by authorized law enforcement officers in the performance of their official duties in accordance with UCA 76-2-402.
See part (3). If you have a permit, you are fine to conceal carry there.
 

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Good to go. Thanks for the info!
 
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