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Sand Hollow State Park


Sand Hollow State Park is located approximately 15 miles east of St George and seven miles east of the I-15 Hurricane Exit. Take exit I-15 at Exit 16 (Highway 9), travel east for about four miles and turn right on Sand Hollow Road, travel south for about three miles and turn left at the park entrance.

Sand Hollow State park reservoir

Sand Hollow State Park has a beautiful reservoir. This is by far my favorite lake in Southern Utah.

Day Use: $15 per vehicle up to 8 people

Senior Day Use:  $10 Seniors 62+ per vehicle up to 8 people.

Walk-In: $5 per person

Annual Pass: $75 available for purchase at the entrance gate. This is an annual state park pass permitting you to enter any Utah state park for a year.

Senior Adventure Pass (Annual):  $35 available for purchase at the gate.

You can camp here, swim, climb rocks and play in the sand dunes with ATVs, go snorkeling, mountain biking, hiking, diving, boating, kayaking, and everything in between.

Man and women enjoying Sand Hollow State Park Reservoir with black lab. Kayaking and swimming
girls playing at Sand Hollow Reservoir at Sand Hollow State Park, Utah

Keep in mind when swimming here in the summer months, swimmers itch is prevalent. While I’ve never actually gotten it myself, I have seen people that have. It’s not pretty. For me going to Sand Hollow is a blast and it’s still worth the risk, but what do I know. You can read more on swimmer’s itch here.

Black lab dog sitting on a towel o the red rocks of Sand Hollow Reservoir in Sand Hollow State Park, Utah

Sand Hollow state park sand dunes

A favorite destination for local off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, Sand Mountain provides 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted dunes.

Sand dunes of Snow Canyon State Park overlooking the reservoir with ATV

The red sand is an incredible backdrop for Sand Hollow reservoir. 

red sand dunes of Sand Hollow State Park, Utah

Sand Hollow state park also offers amazing opportunities to rock climb in your ATV as well.

Sand Hollow reservoir rock climbing with ATV's

No matter what you choose to do at Sand Hollow State Park, you really can’t go wrong!

photo of ATV on dirt road going to Sand Hollow sand dunes, utah

Have you been to Sand Hollow? What was your favorite part?