The campgrounds were overflowing, beaches littered with thousands of people and mile long row of cars were waiting to enter Sand Hollow State Park signaling a gradual return to normal life.

When Governor Herbert lifted restrictions April 17, state parks officials asked visitors to prepay online and to continue practicing social distancing and other COVID-19 preventative measures.

He and parks officials asked people to continue to keep six feet between themselves and others and to “recreate responsibly.”

Gunlock reservoir and Quail Creek Reservoir along with Sand Hollow closed early.

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