Sand Hollow State Park
Sand Hollow State Park (obtained from Utah.gov)
Backstory and Context
Sand Hollow State Park is a popular location to visit in Utah, as it is known for its reservoir’s warm, blue water, sandy beaches, and red and stone landscape. This 20,000 acre park remains a huge recreational location for visitors to camp, boat, ski, bike, and to explore via off-highway vehicle (OHV). This park rests mostly on the USDI Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. Sand Hollow State Park rivals with Utah’s two largest state parks: Wasatch Mountain and Antelope Island.
This park is a favored by OHV enthusiasts as the sand mountain provides acres of perfectly sculpted dunes. The red sand remains a beautiful backdrop for the reservoir. Sand Hollow State Park’s reservoir provides many water recreational opportunists, such as boating, as the reservoir is double the size of the nearby Quail Creek Reservoir. Many boaters fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish in this parks reservoir.
Sand Hollow State Park is located 15 miles east of St. George and 7 miles east of the I-15 Hurricane Exit. It is 297 miles south of Salt Lake City. Zion National Park is only 45 minutes away, following St. George being only 20 minutes away. The park is open between 7:00am to 9:00pm.
Utah State Parks. 2018. Sand Hollow State Park, UT. Website.