Quail Creek State Park, Utah

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Quail Creek State Park

With 600 acres of water at 120 feet deep, Quail Creek State Park has excellent opportunities for fishermen and boaters, not to mention visitors who simply enjoy camping and picnicking.

  • Follow the lead of locals by visiting the popular Quail Creek State Park.
  • Largemouth Bass and Rainbow Trout are likely, but Crappie and Green Sunfish are also found.
  • The warmer waters allow fishing and boaters all year round.
  • There is a picnic area and campground to appreciate the lake from the shore.


Created relatively recently in 1985, the Quail Creek State Park, Utah, is a popular location for bass fishing, although other species are available as well. The body of water is set in the scenic red rocks that are typical of the area.

Location & Information

The park is located just a quick 15 miles northeast from St. George. Take Exit 16 of I-15, heading east on UT-9. After 3 miles, turn north onto SR 318, which leads directly into the park.


Park passes are $10 for a day-use permit, including use of the boat ramps. Camping sites are available for $15.

Park Hours

  • Year-round 7am - 9pm (Boat Ramp Hours Vary)

Contact the park office directly:

Quail Creek State Park UT
472 N 5300 W
Hurricane, UT 84737
(435) 879-2378


  • Fishing
    At 120 feet deep, Quail Creek is cold enough to support rainbow trout, catfish and crappie, while the bass and blue gill stay towards the warmer, shallower water. Bring your best game and see what you can catch.
  • Picnic
    With such great fishing on the lake, it's no wonder that people need to take a break, get off the boat and have some lunch. Fortunately, there are picnic tables scattered around the facilities to fulfill exactly that need.
  • Camping
    There are a number of campsites with fire pits available for public use. The water will be quieter and calmer after the sun goes down, making for a great night out on the water's edge. Camping Reservations

Fun Facts

There are two dams that create the reservoir. The southern dam was an earthfill dam that failed on New Years Day in 1989, prompting its replacement with the current concrete roller dam now in place.