Gunlock State Park, Utah

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Gunlock State Park

The Gunlock State park may be small, but it's a convenient and pleasant place to get out of town, put your boat in the water, pull out the fishing poles and simply relax. Read More

  • Gunlock State Park is a 268-acre reservoir, located 15 miles northwest of St. George.
  • Take the boat out to catch the bass and catfish stocked yearly.
  • Head out on a hot summer day for a picnic and refreshing dip in the lake.
  • The reservoir is close enough to town for a quick afternoon outing.


Gunlock State Park and Reservoir is a 268-acre backcountry lake that remains undeveloped, with the exception of a boat ramp and some picnic tables, which makes it a perfect way to get away from the crowds and find some peace and quiet.

Location & Information

Gunlock is located 15 miles northwest of St. George. To find the reservoir, head north from town on Bluff St., taking a left onto W Sunset Blvd, which eventually becomes W Old Highway 91. After 11.1 miles, turn right onto the gravel road, which leads directly to the park.

The park is closed from October through March. The day-use fee is $7, with primitive overnight camping at $13. All permits include use of watercraft launches.

For more information, contact the State Park office directly:

Gunlock State Park
P.O. Box 140
Santa Clara, Utah 84765-0140


With 268 acres of water, there's plenty of space for fish and fishermen. Try your luck for the Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Green Sunfish and Channel Catfish that swim these waters.

Swimming & Picnics
As anyone who's been to southwest Utah can attest, it can get mighty hot in these parts. And the best remedy for overheating is watermelon, a picnic, and a swim in a cool lake, followed by a peaceful nap under the trees.

There are a number of designated camping sites that give visitors the opportunity to experience a night in the desert mountains. Make sure to take a look at the stars before going to sleep. Rates are $13/night.

Fun Facts

The county road to Gunlock State Park, Utah, is part of the Old Spanish Trail, connecting Santa Fe and Los Angelos over 1,200 miles of long, dusty roads.