State Parks, Lakes & Reservoirs

Several Utah state parks are located in St. George in southern Utah provide year-round fishing, boating, water sports, camping, off-roading and more. This is a great travel guide for planning your visit to Gunlock, Quail Creek, or Sand Hollow State Parks

Sand Hollow State Park


Sand Hollow State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring a 1,322-acre reservoir and an extensive off highway vehicle recreation area on Sand Mountain. The park is near the town of Hurricane.

The park offers recreational boating, watersports, Sand Mountain sand dunes (more than 15,000 acres of red sand to explore on ATVs), 2 golf courses, camping, and more Location: Hurricane, UT 84737 Phone: 435-680-0715


Gunlock Reservoir and State Park


Surrounded by red rock and extinct lava cinder cones lies the 240 acre Gunlock State Park and Reservoir. The park provides boating, fishing, and swimming. Nestled in scenic red rock country, Gunlock is a year-round destination.

Gunlock Reservoir does have waterfalls, they are located on the south end of the lake, but they only run when they have overflow. When the Gunlock reservoir is full, these waterfalls are a gorgeous sight to behold as the main source of outflow for the reservoir. A few short hiking trails go to the waterfalls. Location: Gunlock Road Gunlock, UT 84733 Phone: (801) 538-7220


Lake Powell


Lake Powell is a large artificial lake formed by damning the Colorado River a couple hours east of St. George. People flock there for water fun and the chance to explore many side canyons filled with spectacular rock formations and Indian ruins. Location: southeast Utah/Arizona Phone: (435) 684-2457


Quail Creek Reservoir and State Park


Quail Creek State Park sits at the base of Pine Valley Mountain, facing views of Zion National Park. The 40,000-acre reservoir boasts some of the warmest water in Utah, and St. George`s temperate climate allows year-round enjoyment.

Fed by the Virgin River, fishing for trout, crappie, and large mouth bass is a huge draw to Quail Creek, as are boating and other water sports. (Please note that there is a strictly enforced 40-boat limit from May through September.) Quail Creek State Park has a 23-site campground for both tent and RV camping, with two group-use pavilions and restrooms. Quail Creek is just 14 miles north of St. George via I-15. Location: 472 N. 5300 W. Hurricane, UT 84737 Phone: (435) 879-2378


Beaver Dam State Park, NV


Beaver Dam State Park is in Nevada just on the border with Utah. It is full of beautiful canyons and pinion pine forests that accent the red rocks of the area. Location: Office: 901 S. Stewart Street Carson City, Nevada 89701 Phone: (775) 684-2770


Lake Mead National Recreation Area


Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Eastern Nevada along Interstate 15 is mainly used by boaters and campers. Boaters particularly enjoy Lake Mead since it is warmer than other lakes. Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States in maximum water capacity. Location: Office: 601 Nevada Way Boulder City, NV 89005 Phone: (702) 293-8990