Park of the Week: Sand Hollow State Park
With warm, blue waters and a gorgeous landscape, Utah’s newest state park is also one of the most popular. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax on the beach, to take your boat out, or for some off-road experiences, Sand Hollow State Park is the place for you.
Located just 15-miles east of St. George and spanning across 20,000 acres, the new-blood to Utah State Parks draws visitors in with a wide-range of recreation opportunities. Sand Mountain – a favorite for local OHV enthusiasts – offers approximately 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted dunes for your riding pleasure.
One popular event seeing increased growth and interest has been the annual Winter 4×4 Jamboree hosted by the DesertRATS (Desert Roads and Trails Society). A premiere off-road event, the Jamboree encourages all those who enjoy the OHV lifestyle to join them in taking advantage of the unique and stellar Utah landscape.
The Sand Hollow Reservoir is also a popular spot for those who enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, and sailboat racing. At nearly twice the size of the Quail Creek Reservoir, anglers let their lines out into the water in the search for bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish.
Fishermen aren’t the only ones enjoying the water at Sand Hollow; motorboats, jet skiers, water-sports enthusiasts and sail boat racers alike all partake in warm waters.
Those wanting to become more involved with the park also have the opportunity to volunteer their time in a variety of ways. Individuals, couples and families with children of all ages are needed for worthwhile and fun projects. Whether you can spend a few minutes, hours, days, or months, a volunteer assignment can be tailored to meet your interests.
Sand Hollow is located approximately 15 miles east of St George and seven miles east of the I-15 Hurricane Exit. Visitors should exit I-15 at Exit 16 (Highway 9), travel east for about four miles and turn right on Sand Hollow Road. Then, travel south for about three miles and turn left at the park entrance.