Gunlock State Park

Current Conditions

Last Updated: March 15, 2023

Learn more about other Utah State Parks boat ramp conditions HERE.

Day-Use: Self-pay when no attendant on duty.  

Surface: Open   There is some debris being brought into the reservoir during runoff. Please be cautious.

Launch Ramp: Open.  Water levels are rising.  The boat ramp is open daily from 7 AM to 8 PM May-Labor day. Sept. 7AM to 7 PM.. OCT 8AM to 6PM. November-March Please self certify. April 8 AM to 6 PM. Please make sure you follow all quagga rules and regulations.  We currently cannot decontaminate boats at Gunlock.   Boat decontamination is available at Sand Hollow State Park or at the Port of Entry on I-15. Please check hours for decontamination.

Campground: Open.  Campsites have been widened and improved. 30 sites are available with power and water at each site. There is a dump station available for park guests. Reservations are recommended and may be made at Beach camping on the day use beach is prohibited. Boat in camping on the far side of the reservoir is allowed.

Day Use Beach: We have made several improvements to the park including more parking and sand on the day-use beach.  

Water Temp: 41 degrees

Water Level: 100% Quagga sheets will need to be present with all Kayaks and Paddle Boards Launched.   Decontamination is not available at Gunlock please get decontaminated before visiting the park at the port of entry south of St George on I-15 or at Sand Hollow State Park.  

Waterfalls: The waterfalls at Gunlock State Park are flowing once again. Due to high amounts of runoff this season, debris may accumulate near the top of the falls. This debris presents safety hazards for park visitors and the dam. If debris accumulates, crews will remove it as quickly as possible. During these times, visitors will not be allowed in the immediate area until work concludes, but can still view the falls from a safe distance. Visit THIS LINK for updated information on the status of the waterfalls. 

Recreating on the rocks near the waterfalls is dangerous. Rocks are slick, water is swift, and covered hazards exist in the pools. We strongly encourage visitors to use caution and be observant in the area.

Fishing Conditions:  Gunlock is a blue ribbon fishery. Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Black Crappie as well as catfish are found in Gunlock. Please have current Utah fishing license. Limits 50 Crappie or Bluegill. 6 Largemouth bass 1 over 12 inches. 8 Channel catfish

Fire Conditions:  Fires are currently allowed in campground fire rings. 

NO FIREWORKS, including sparklers, firecrackers, and fireworks. NO FIREWORKS!!