Utah Lake Scavenger Hunt 2022

The Utah Lake Scavenger Hunt returns! This countywide scavenger hunt, focusing on Utah Lake, uses the GooseChase app. Photo, Video, Text, and GPS scavenger hunt missions are created and assigned point values by organizers, and players are automatically awarded points after completing each submission on their device. 

Missions will include answering trivia questions about the lake, watching videos sharing educational content and capturing photos or videos of various recreation activities and all sorts of missions to specific access points.

The scavenger hunt will start Friday, June 3rd at 8:00 AM and end Sunday, June 12th at 10:00 PM.  Winners will be announced daily, Mon-Fri, on the Commission Facebook and Instagram accounts with the grand prize winner being announced on Wednesday June 15th at 10:00 AM. Points accrued on weekends will count towards Monday’s daily prize. Each team may only win one daily prize per game.  All teams, whether they have or have not won a daily prize, will be eligible for the Grand Prize.

Rules for participation:  You must live in Utah. One team per household or friend groups. You may play as a team of “one” if you want to. You must contact the Commission within 7 days of winning to claim your prize, email info@utahlake.gov.  By participating in this game, you agree to allow the Commission to share your photos. By participating you acknowledge that other players will be able to see your photo/video submissions, please black out any personal information before submitting.  Any profane or vulgar submissions may be grounds for dismissal from game.  Winners will be determined by mission points.  Bonus points will be applied to Grand Prize, missions where bonus points are included in the mission description and may be used as tie breakers for Daily Prizes. *This year’s scavenger hunt is in lieu of our annual Utah Lake Festival as a way to promote visitation and education about Utah Lake while maintaining good social distancing practices.

3 Things to Know Before Playing

1. Costs- Many missions in this scavenger hunt have no cost, others may require entrance fees and/or minimal rental fees. Participation in this hunt does not waive the need to pay those costs. We have structured the missions to try to keep multiple missions at the same access point available at the same time, to avoid returning and incurring additional fees.

2. Algae Blooms- Isolated algae blooms may be present on Utah Lake. “Know before you go” about algae blooms and how to spot them. Watch for signs of blooms and avoid them. Learn more at: HABS.utah.gov

3. Safety- We encourage you to check the weather (use the Windy Lookout app for wind notifications; made specifically for Utah Lake!) , wear a life jacket and otherwise follow water safety recommendations while on the water participating in this scavenger hunt.

  • Be sure to use  #utahlakecommission, #utahlakescavengerhunt and #utahlakeadventures on all of your social media posts about this event.

How to Register your Team

The scavenger hunt is designed to be played in teams. There is a $10 registration fee for teams on Eventbrite, see the button below to register. Teams can have up to 10 participants, one $10 fee per team, regardless of team size.

How to Join the Game

To play, follow these instructions:

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The grand prize will be awarded by a raffle based on participation/mission points.  The points you earn by doing missions, along with your bonus points, will determine how many entries your team gets in the raffle.  You will receive one entry for every 10,000 points your team earns.  400-10,000 points = 1 entry, 10,001-20,000 points = 2 entries, 20,001-30,000 points = 3 entries, and so on.

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