Baker Dam Reservoir was built in 1953 at the foot of the towering Pine Valley Mountains. If you’re looking to go to some cooler temperatures compared to the typical St George heat, this reservoir offers a quick, relaxing getaway.
Another perk of coming here is that you get to avoid the crowds you will find at other lakes like Quail Creek or Sand Hallow. The most amount of people I’ve ever seen here is maybe a car or 2 passing on your way in, and maybe a fisherman out in the water somewhere. It’s very tranquil, quiet, and pretty!
It also offers some hiking opportunities. Beautiful Aspen trees, crisp mountain air, gorgeous scenery, and plenty of flowing water.
The biggest attraction to see at Baker Dam is the dam itself. Located right on the side of the road, you can pull over to explore and take photos.
From I-15 Exit 6 in St. George, Utah, head north on Bluff Street (which turns into State Route 18). Travel 24 miles and turn right onto the Baker Dam Reservoir Road. Continue .6 miles and turn right into the Recreation Area.
Coordinates: 37.377, -113.644