Lehi Park

Park Usage

  • Use of Lehi Park is intended for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Non-members are welcome when in the company of church members or by special arrangement.
    Non-member groups wishing to use Lehi Park must email the Park Hosts at info@lehipark.org
    or call 831-423-7313 to provide all details and dates.  If use is approved, non-member groups
    are required to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement provided by the Park Hosts.

  • All visitors must observe the church's standards of personal conduct while at Lehi Park,
  • whether or not they are members of the church.

    -  Dress and grooming should be modest and tasteful.
    -  Bathing suits for women and girls should be one-piece or modest tankini.
    -  Bathing suits for men and boys should be loose-fitting, boxer-type.
    -  Coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse are prohibited.
    -  Refrain from any music or behavior that does not promote a respectful atmosphere.
    -  Refrain from swearing and using foul language.

  • Lehi Park is closed on Sunday unless approved by the host stake president and the Park Hosts.
  • Any groups or individuals staying through Sunday are invited to attend church services nearby
    and engage only in activities that conform with the spirit of the Sabbath.

  • Reservations are required for all overnight and day use activities including picnics and day hikes.
  • Reservation Requests can be submitted online following the Lehi Park Reservation Policies.
    Reservations allow the Park Hosts to prepare for visits and coordinate park use with other groups.
    Unexpected visitors may be asked to leave.


  • No firearms, fireworks, explosives or hunting knives are allowed.

  • No hunting is allowed.

  • No paintball guns or paintballs are allowed.

  • No alcohol, tobacco or drugs are allowed.

  • No pets are allowed, even if they stay in your vehicle.

  • No off-road use of motorcycles, ATVs, or four-wheel drive vehicles is allowed.
  • All motorized vehicles must remain on designated roads and parking areas.

  • No excessive noise is allowed at any time of day when other park visitors are nearby.
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

  • For erosion control reasons, removing plants is not allowed.

  • Lehi Park visitors must not enter the adjacent Lockheed-Martin property.

  • Young children should not be left unsupervised.
  • Inventory Hill is off-limits to children.
    The buddy system is highly recommended to keep children safe.

Fire Safety

  • Lehi Park has three types of campfire containers:

    1. Fire circles surrounded by benches (located at Zarahemla, Ocean View, Ammon Point, Abish, Limhi)

    2. Brick stoves with grates (these are in individual campsites)

    3. Charcoal briquette barbeque grills (these are also in individual campsites)

  • Campfires in fire circles are allowed if an operational water faucet with a garden hose is nearby.

  • During the months of January through May, fires in brick stoves or barbeque grills are allowed
  • if an operational water faucet with a garden hose is nearby, or a bucket full of water is available.
    To reduce mosquito problems, you must turn water buckets upside down at the end of your stay.

  • During the months of June through October, fires in brick stoves are not allowed.

  • No campfires are permitted during windy weather.

  • Each group must designate a Fire Monitor who is responsible to supervise the fire and surroundings
  • while a campfire is burning.

  • Before leaving, make sure that campfires have been completely extinguished with water and are
  • cool to the touch.

  • Children must be supervised at all times around fires.
  • Care must be taken so children do not fall into the fire or touch hot surfaces.


  • To enter Lehi Park, visitors must pass through two locked gates.
  • The Group Leader is responsible to inform all drivers about the Gate Instructions and the Gate Code.

  • Vehicles must be driven at safe speeds and below the posted speed limits.

  • Drivers should be courteous and considerate of other park visitors.

  • Drivers should anticipate pedestrians and bicycles on Lehi Park roads.

  • When a driver must back up, someone outside the vehicle must watch.

  • Drivers must minimize noise and driving after 10:00 p.m.
  • paying special attention to headlights at night, car alarms and stereos.

  • Only high-clearance vehicles are permitted on the road to Scotts Creek
  • (C.O.P.E. area and Nephi Campground).


  • Visitors must leave their campsites clean.

  • There is no janitorial service at Lehi Park.  Visitors must keep restrooms clean.

  • Although Lehi Park has trash cans, visitors must haul out their trash from the park when leaving.

  • When removing plastic bags from trash cans, if you find an extra bag in the bottom of the can,
  • please install a new trash bag for the next visitors.

  • For scheduled Young Women Camps, the Park Hosts will arrange for dumpsters to be at the park.

  • Other large groups doing extended visits may rent dumpsters by contacting
  • Green Waste 831-426-2711 or Community Tree Service 831-426-6340.

Large Groups

  • Large groups (such as Young Women Camp) are required by the county health ordinance
  • to have an on-site nurse.

  • Lehi Park has a Nurse's Station located near the maintenance shop office.
  • It is equipped with a large first aid kit and a cot.

  • Visitors who are ill are required by the county health ordinance to stay in the Nurse's Station.
  • They must use the Nurse's Station restroom.

  • To comply with the county health ordinance, the on-site nurse must record any illnesses
  • in the Medical Log Book located in the Nurse's Station.

  • The Group Leader must know the location of the nearest hospital and physician.

  • -  The nearest hospital is Dominican Hospital of Santa Cruz 831-462-7700
    -  The nearest doctor's office is Boulder Creek Medical Clinic 831-338-6491

    These phone numbers and addresses are posted in the Nurse's Station and the Helaman Hall kitchen.

  • The Group Leader must review the emergency procedures for fire and disaster evacuation with the group.

  • -  Emergency procedures are posted in various locations throughout the park.
    -  In an emergency, the initial meeting place is at the fire/emergency bell
    located in the Zarahemla Campground near the flagpole and playground area.
    -  The fire/emergency bell should only be used for:
    1.  an actual emergency
    2.  a fire
    3.  a training drill for campers
    -  For use in emergencies, the Group Leader must maintain a list of people who are
    away from the campgrounds on hikes or activities.

  • The Group Leader must schedule a departure walk-through with the Park Hosts.
  • The walk-through will include the entire campground, Helaman Hall and restroom areas.

  • Groups must leave the park clean with all garbage cans emptied.  If a group leaves the park in a mess,
  • the Park Hosts may require a $100.00 cleaning deposit from that group for future reservations.

  • The Group Leader (or designee) must be the last person leaving the park to ensure that
  • all keys are returned after doors and gates are closed and locked.

Helaman Hall

  • Use of Helaman Hall is by reservation only.  An additional fee of $100.00 per day applies.

  • No one may sleep in Helaman Hall for any reason as this is a violation of the county health code.

  • For groups that rent Helaman Hall, the Park Hosts may issue to the Group Leader
  • three keys (kitchen, maintenance shop and bathroom tissue holders).
    All keys must be returned to the Park Hosts before leaving the park.

  • The Park Hosts will unlock the east side door of Helaman Hall.

  • The Park Hosts will familiarize the Head Cook with the kitchen and its features,
  • including the location of pilot lights on the ovens and burners.

    IMPORTANT:   Burner controls must be in the OFF position before lighting the pilot light.
    IMPORTANT:   If this is not done, gas will build up and a flash or explosion may occur.
    IMPORTANT:   This could cause a serious injury or fire.

  • Stove ventilation controls must be turned on when the stove is in use.

  • IMPORTANT:   The mesh filters next to the exhaust fans above the stoves must be
    IMPORTANT:   cleaned regularly to prevent grease buildup and fires.

  • The Park Hosts will show the leaders how to operate the air conditioning in the kitchen.

  • IMPORTANT:   If portable fans are used in the kitchen, they must be positioned
    IMPORTANT:   so that they will not blow-out the pilot lights on the stove.
    IMPORTANT:   If a pilot light goes out, gas will build up and a flash or explosion may occur.
    IMPORTANT:   This could cause a serious injury or fire.

  • The temperature of the walk-in refrigerator must be checked frequently to ensure it stays in the green zone.
  • Adjust the temperature as necessary if not in the green zone.

  • The brown refrigerator does not hold its temperature as well as the walk-in refrigerator.

  • IMPORTANT:   Meat and dairy products must not be stored in the brown refrigerator.
    IMPORTANT:   Only produce should be stored in the brown refrigerator.

  • The griddles on the stoves should be cleaned with oil and a cleaning stone only.
  • Never clean the stove griddles with detergent and water.

  • The grease traps in the stoves must be cleaned with soap and hot water before leaving the park.

  • Grease and oil should never be poured down the kitchen drains.
  • Grease and oil will fill up the upper portion of the septic tank and will block the inlet drains.
    Grease and oil do not degrade quickly and will cause odors.

  • The kitchen restroom is only for cooks and kitchen staff as the septic system is too small for heavy use.
  • Other adults should use the Maintenance Shop restroom.  Youth should use campsite restrooms.

  • The kitchen must be thoroughly cleaned before leaving the park.
  • Groups are expected to provide their own cleaning supplies, paper products and soap.
    During the departure walk-through, the Park Hosts will verify that:

    1. Utinsels have been stored in their proper containers

    2. Pots and pans have been stored upside down

    3. All surfaces (including the inside of the walk-in refrigerator) have been wiped-down

    4. Stove grease traps have been cleaned-out

    5. Floors have been mopped

    6. Garbage has been placed in dumpsters (or hauled out of the park if dumpsters are not available)

  • Rodent problems should be reported to the Park Hosts.
  • All rodent traps must checked daily.  Empty and re-bait as necessary.

    IMPORTANT:   Using poison to kill rodents is a serious health code violation.
    IMPORTANT:   Poison must not be used!

  • There is a telephone line shared by the Maintenance Shop and the Helaman Hall kitchen.
  • The phone number is 831-454-9034.
    Calls outside the park are disabled on this telephone, but incoming calls are unrestricted.
    Instructions are posted by the telephone for using a calling card to make outbound calls.
    Use of this telephone should be limited to adult leaders making important calls.
    Youth are not allowed to use this telephone.