Sand Hollow State Park

Golf, Sand Dunes, Cliff Jumping, Fishing, and Boating

Jumping the cliffs at the reservior

Sand Hollow State Park 

Sand Hollow is one of Utah's most gorgeous State Parks. It is located in southern Utah just east of St. George in Hurricane, Utah (pronounced Hurri-cun). The park opened to the public in 2003. Visitors have described it as "the epic boating and sand dune ATV experience", as well as “Amazing!” Sand Hollow is one of the most popular state parks in Utah. From epic golf among red rock outcroppings, to awesome boating, to ATVing on over 15,000 acres of sand dunes, you are sure to have a lot of fun. To locals, the area is known as Sand Hollow or simply “the sand dunes.” This is a great place to camp, picnic, boat, fish and ride ATVs.

Cliff Jumping

One of the most unique adventures people love about Sand Hollow are jumping off the cliffs into the warm water. Give it a try for an adventure you will never forget.

Bass Fishing at Sand Hollow reservior

Sand Hollow Reservoir

The beautiful red rocks combine with warm blue sapphire water to make for the perfect boating and water sports experience in the southern Utah area. Boat rentals are available at the reservoir. Also perfect for water skiing, jet skiing, boating, tubing, swimming, and scuba diving. Other attractions near Sand Hollow are; Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Bryce Canyon, Quail Creek State Park, St. George, and Red Cliffs BLM Recreation area.

Yoga on Stand Up Paddleboard

Beautiful Beaches at Sand Hollow 

The red sand beaches are a sight to behold and fun for kids to play on. Swim, play, relax, anchor your boat or jet ski offshore, and enjoy a daytime picnic at the beach. Enjoy the surrounding red rock beauty while hanging out on these gorgeous beaches.

Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals

There are rentals available at the beach. Rent kayaks, paddle boards, ATVs, and other water sports gear to enjoy a day as a family on these unique beaches.   

Fine sand makes for fine memories

Sand Dunes at Sand Hollow

Sand Mountain Sand Dunes

Sand Hollow Dunes are one of the best places to ride in Utah. Sand Hollow State Park's Sand Dunes features some of the most beautiful riding terrain in the West. A popular playground for generations of Southern Utah local and visitors world-wide, the park has everything you need to plan a unique riding vacation. “Sand Mountain”, as locals call it, provides 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted dunes. The red sand is an incredible backdrop for the Sand Hollow Reservoir.


Endless red sands weave throughout distinctive red rock outcroppings, a perfect locationto cut-free on a dirt bike, 4-wheeler, or Dune Buggy. The deceptively small entrance quickly funnels into 20,000 + acres riding area, and 10,000 acres of impeccable dunes.


Seamlessly blending into the reservoir, off-road fanatics can enjoy a quick swim before, or after, a long day exploring trails. Full-service rental options are available for daily or weekly use.


Expert Tip: It is true -- you will have the time of your life enjoying these dunes! But, beware, we strongly suggest bringing sunscreen and protection from the sun so when you finish, you can still enjoy the rest of your vacation here.

Green and Orange Golf

Golf at Sand Hollow Golf Course

Sand Hollow Golf Course is Utah's premier golfing destination for avid golfers. Golfers flock to Sand Hollow Golf Course for some of the best year round golfing in southern Utah. The course offers 27 playable holes of spectacular golf which span across two beautiful courses. Gorgeous manicured greens are interwoven with stunning red rock outcroppings that paint an picturesque landscape unlike any in the world. 


The Championship Course contours through threatening ridge lines and ancient red rock outcroppings, while the Links Course brings traditional Links-Land golf to the Desert. There are practice facilities available at these award-winning courses, encouraging all skill levels to come and play. Book your tee time and vacation home lodging today!

Launch all the fun from the beach

Activities and Things to Do at Sand Hollow


Boat and fish on Sand Hollow Reservoir, explore and ride the dunes of Sand Mountain on an off-highway vehicle, then RV or tent camp in the new campground.

Sand Dunes ATV & UTV offroading 

ATV trails run over sand dune access to Sand Mountain in the park, and additional trails are located nearby. Epic sand dune ATV experience

Rent RZRs (aka Razors) and Traverse the Red Rock Canyons 

Explore the dunes on a RZR dune buggy and all-terrain vehicles that you can rent from several rental shops at Sand Hollow. 


Two campgrounds are available to make reservations; Sandpit and Westside Campgrounds.
Sandpit Campground (ATV's allowed to drive in), offers 19 dry camping sites, 6 power sites, and 5 group sites. All sites have a fire ring and picnic table. Westside Campground has 50 sites with full hook-ups. Westside sites have covered picnic tables and fire rings. Both campgrounds have restrooms with showers which is included in your camping fee.

Additional primitive camping areas are available for tent camping and RVs — all must be self-contained from October- March. 


Anglers fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish

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Vacation Home Lodging Accommodations Near Sand Hollow State Park

Paradise Village at Zion is a new vacation home resort community located minutes to Sand Hollow in Santa Clara, Utah. Rent private vacation homes nightly or longer for groups, families, or a family reunion. You can rent multiple homes together for groups of 30 or more. It is the perfect southern Utah lodging destination for visits to Sand Hollow.


You will also love the amazing two-tier swimming pool at Paradise Village, as well as the clubhouse fitness room, pickleball and sand volleyball courts, splash pad, baseball fields at Archie Gubler park next door.


Utah's Best Vacation Rentals offers vacation homes for rent near Sand Hollow at Paradise Village. Call Reservations (801) 747-0218 to book your lodging for your next trip to Sand Hollow in beautiful southern Utah.  

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Sand Hollow Contact Information

Sand Hollow State Park

3351 South Sand Hollow Road
Hurricane, UT 84737
(435) 680-0715

Park Hours of Operation / Seasons

Open year-round; no holiday closures
April - September: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
October - March: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Note: the park gate is closed overnight. Please plan accordingly

Decontamination Station Hours

November - February: 7:00-9:00 am and 3:00-5:00 pm 
March - April: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
May - Labor Day:7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Labor Day (September) - October: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Note about the reservoir: Take caution as invasive mussels have been found in the Sand Hollow Reservoir. If you plan to boat here, please take special precautions to decontaminate your boats/gear and watercraft before accessing the reservoir.

Admission Fees

$10 per vehicle for day use, includes use of watercraft launches and OHV access
$5 day-use for Seniors 62+
$75 Annual Pass is available at the park
$35 Senior Adventure (annual) Pass is available at the park

Facts About Sand Hollow

Located approximately 15 miles east of St. George, and 7 miles east of the I-15 Hurricane Exit. To get here, exit I-15 at exit 16 (Highway 9). Then travel east for about 4 miles and turn right on Sand Hollow Road. Then travel south for approximately 3 miles and turn left at the park entrance. 

Opened in 2003 to the public as a state park
Park Elevation: 3,000 feet
Park Acreage: 20,000
Surface Water Acreage: 1,322
Sand Mountain OHV Acreage: 6,000

Park Amenities

- Restrooms with Showers
- Dump Station
- Parking Lot
- Boat Ramp
- Restrooms
- Dry Storage

Landmarks at Sand Hollow

- Primative Day Use Area
- Underpass/Dune Access
- Sand Mountain Dune Field
- Desert Pearl Island
- South Day Beach
- North Rocks Area
- Sandy Cove
- West Shore Rocks
- East Shore
- The Bowl
- The Drop Off
- The Oasis
- Rim Trail
- Westside Campground
- Sand Pit Campground
- Sand Hollow Visitor Center

Conditions at the Lake 

65-95° F Spring and Summer months
Water Temps:65-72° F
Water Level: Water levels are slowly dropping. Swimmer's Itch IS active.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

If you can't get enough of the dunes at Sand Hollow and in the St. George area, be sure to check out the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park located just 24 miles from Sand Hollow State Park. You will love the orange-pink sand dunes formed by erosion. Plenty of red rocks, sand dunes and a reservoir. 

Helpful Links

Tripadvisor Reviews of the sand dunes
Utah State Parks Facebook page 
Events at Sand Hollow
Map of Sand Hollow Reservoir