NOTICE: Quail Creek State Park is currently under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. No open fires are allowed except within established campfire facilities in our improved campgrounds and picnic areas. Visit for more information on these restrictions. #FireSense makes sense

NOTICE: Beginning in Fall/Winter 2023 through the duration of Summer 2024, the road accessing Quail Creek State Park, HWY 318, will be under construction. The park will remain open the entire duration of this construction project however please be aware that there may be alternative routes to access the State Park. We apologize for any inconvenience.

NOTICE:  Quail Creek State Park will begin enforcing a day-use fee at the DWR Field Office/South Overlook parking lot beginning May 1, 2023. Click here for more information.

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Welcome to Quail Creek State Park!

Boasting some of the warmest waters in the state and a mild winter climate, Quail Creek lures boaters and anglers year-round. Camp. Hike. Explore.

Quail Creek reservoir was completed in 1985 to provide irrigation and culinary water to the St. George area. Most of the water in the reservoir does not come from Quail Creek but is diverted from the Virgin River and transported through a buried pipeline.

Two dams form the reservoir. The main dam is an earth-fill embankment dam. The south dam is a roller-compacted concrete dam, constructed to replace the original earth-fill dam that failed in the early hours of New Year’s Day 1989.

The maximum depth of Quail Creek can reach 120 feet, so it is cold enough to sustain the stocked rainbow trout, bullhead catfish, and crappie. Largemouth bass, which is also stocked, and bluegill thrive in the warmer, upper layers of the reservoir.

Opened to the public as a state park in 1986.

Park Elevation: 3,300 feet

Surface Water Acreage: 600

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