There are three main reservoirs in the St. George area for boating and other water sports.
• Gunlock State Park
• Quail Creek State Park
• Sand Hollow State Park Other lakes more commonly used for fishing are:
• Baker Reservoir
• Pine Valley Reservoir
• Kolob Reservoir
• Enterprise Reservoir .
Gunlock State Park
Gunlock Reservoir offers year-round boating, water sports and quality fishing for bass and catfish. The reservoir is rimmed with ponderosa pine and trails leading to alpine meadows and pine forests. A mild winter climate makes Gunlock State Park a year-round destination.
Park Hours: Hours: 24 hour access to park, year-round with no holiday closures. Day use fee. Primitive Camping.
Location: Gunlock State Park is located 15 miles northwest of St. George via Highway 91, past Santa Clara and Shivwits.
Quail Creek State Park
Quail Creek offers some of the warmest waters in Utah. Quail Creek Reservoir offers excellent bass fishing. Current Park Hours: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm Summer 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Winter Day Visits: A day-use permit covers entrance and use of boat ramps. Overnight Camping available in the main campground. Location: From I-15 take Exit 16, three miles east on SR 9, turn left on SR 318 to park entrance.
Sand Hollow State Park
Sand Hollow State Park offers warm, blue waters and a magnificent red sandstone landscape. The Hurricane sand dunes are the southern backdrop to this popular location where ATV / OHV activities are permitted. Bass fishing is usually good here. RV or tent camping available in the campground.
Hours: Park entrance gates closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., please plan accordingly. Holiday Closures: None
Location: From I-15 take the Hurricane Exit 16. Travel four miles to Sand Hollow Road and turn right. Go one mile and turn left onto the main park access road and follow to the park.
Scenic backdrops to these reservoirs are stunning particularly in the early mornings and evenings.
The Hurricane Sand Dunes at the southern end of Sand Hollow State Park are an ATV adventure land.
Even without a boat or other watercraft, many people come to the local reservoirs just to swim and enjoy the refreshing waters.
Sand Hollow Reservoir View
This southern view from Silver Reef gives a look at Sand Hollow Reservoir and the Hurricane Sand Dunes stretching among the red rocks of the hillside above Sand Hollow.
Little Lake Powell
Many people refer to Sand Hollow as "Little Lake Powell" because of the red sandstone formations on the northwest part of the reservoir.
With warm summer temperatures in St. George, you'll enjoy the cooler but not too-cold waters of the local reservoirs. Temperatures near the surface can get to over 80-degrees in the summer.
Early morning visitors to the reservoirs will often find the water smooth as glass and ready for some cutting and jumping on a wake board, water ski or jet-ski.