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Sand Hollow State Park

Recreational paradise located in the desert of southwestern Utah

Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah is a recreational paradise located in the desert of southwestern Utah. The park encompasses 20,000 acres of land and includes a large 1,322-acre reservoir, sand dunes, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Sand Hollow Reservoir is the main feature of the park and provides some world-class freshwater fishing opportunities. Largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and rainbow trout are all abundant in the reservoir. Boating and other water activities are also popular at Sand Hollow State Park. With more than 1,300 acres of clear water to explore, it’s easy to find a spot for swimming, tubing, wakeboarding and jet skiing.

History

Sand Hollow State Park is the site of a few ancient Indian ruins. The Great Sage Plain and nearby sandstone cliffs are evidence that Ancestral Puebloans once roamed here. Ancient pictographs can still be found on canyon walls at Monument Hill, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. It officially became a state park in 2003 and is a popular destination for camping, fishing and boating.

Wildlife

Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah is home to many different species of wildlife. Mule deer and coyotes are frequently seen in the park’s natural desert landscape. Birding enthusiasts will appreciate the variety of birds that inhabit the area such as red-tailed hawks, roadrunners, kestrels and sparrows. Visitors should also keep their eyes peeled for the occasional rattlesnake and Gila monster that can be found throughout the park.

Geology

The sand dunes of Sand Hollow State Park are a natural wonder and draw many visitors each year. The dunes cover over 1,300 acres and are some of the most spectacular ones in the state. With no vegetation to interfere with the paths, visitors can explore these desert gems by hiking or simply taking in the view from the overlook. In addition to the sand dunes, Sand Hollow State Park has an impressive variety of geological features such as rock formations, desert canyons and mesas.

Planning a trip to Sand Hollow State Park

Sand Hollow State Park is a great location for family trips, camping and outdoor recreation. Visitors should plan to bring their own gear as the park does not offer rentals. Staying in one of the 25 primitive campsites or 10 full-hookup sites is a great way to enjoy all that Sand Hollow State Park has to offer. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table, so all you need to do is bring the food and fun. For those looking for something more adventurous, backcountry camping offers an opportunity to explore some of the more remote parts of the park.

From fishing, boating and sandboarding in the reservoir to hiking, bird watching and exploring ancient ruins, Sand Hollow State Park is sure to offer something for every adventurer. Whether you’re looking for an exciting getaway or simply a place to relax and enjoy nature, this unique recreation area in the desert of southwestern Utah won’t disappoint. So, come explore Sand Hollow State Park and make some amazing memories that will last a lifetime!

lodging/camping

If you’re looking for a place to stay at Sand Hollow State Park, there are several options available. Lodging is available in the form of primitive camping, full-hookup sites and backcountry camping. Primitive campsites offer basic amenities like fire pits and picnic tables, but no electrical hookups or showers. The 10 full-hookup sites provide electrical, water and sewer connections. Backcountry camping is also available for those looking to explore the more remote parts of the park.

If you want something more luxurious, St. George, Utah, Hurricane, and La Verkin, Utah have a ton of different hotel and motel options for you to choose from.

dining

If you’re looking for a place to eat during your visit to Sand Hollow State Park, there are several restaurants located within easy driving distance. The nearest town is Hurricane, Utah, which offers several local eateries that you can enjoy as well as St. George, Utah, which has a ton of dining options.

Fees/permits

Day-use passes cost $15 and can be purchased at the entrance gate and Senior Day Use cost $10 per vehicle. For camping and the campground, the prices range from $35 to $125 per night. For more information about fees and permits, visit the state park website for all the amounts for Sand Hollow State Park.

Pets

Pets are welcome at Sand Hollow State Park, but they must be kept on a leash and supervised at all times. Make sure to clean up after your pet while you’re visiting the park, as this helps keep the area clean and inviting for everyone.

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