6. Get Out and Play at Sand Hollow and Quail Creek
Sand Hollow and Quail Creek state park are less than 10 miles apart, where warm reservoirs play host to an array of water sports and quality fishing and the surrounding landscapes provide sites for camping and extensive off-highway action. Lovers of hiking, nature and wildlife alike will want to visit one (or both) of these sister reservoirs.
Quail Creek State Park lures swimmers, boaters and anglers year-round with its exceptionally warm waters and mild winter climate. Spend a day on the water then retire to a campsite in a spectacular red rock desert setting.
Sand Hollow State Park is a favorite destination for local off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts and provides 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted dunes within the vast 20,000-acre park. The red sand is an incredible backdrop for Sand Hollow reservoir. At nearly twice the size of the nearby Quail Creek Reservoir, Sand Hollow offers boating and other water recreation in a spectacular setting.
In the Neighborhood: Red Cliffs Desert Preserve and Zion National Park
Entrance Fee (Quail Creek): $15 per vehicle (max 8 people per vehicle); $10 for Utah seniors 62 and older (max 8 people per vehicle)
Entrance Fee (Sand Hollow): $15 per vehicle; $10 for Utah seniors 65 and older