Sand Hollow State Park


Sand Hollow State Park is a state park in Utah that features a 1,322-acre reservoir and an extensive off-highway vehicle recreation area on Sand Mountain. The park is near the town of Hurricane.

Several Utah state parks are located in St. George in southern Utah and provide year-round fishing, boating, water sports, camping, off-roading and more. This is a great travel guide for planning your visit to Sand Hollow, Gunlock, or Quail Creek State Parks.

The park offers recreational boating, watersports, Sand Mountain sand dunes (more than 15,000 acres of red sand to explore on ATVs), 2 golf courses, camping, and more. Location: Hurricane, Utah.

Man cliff jumping into the warm water of Sand Hollow.

Sand Hollow is one of Utah's most gorgeous State Parks. It is located in southern Utah just east of St. George in Hurricane, Utah (pronounced Hurri-cun). The park opened to the public in 2003. Visitors have described it as "the epic boating and sand dune ATV experience", as well as “Amazing!” Sand Hollow is one of the most popular state parks in Utah. From epic golf among red rock outcroppings, to awesome boating, to ATVing on over 15,000 acres of sand dunes, you are sure to have a lot of fun. To locals, the area is known as Sand Hollow or simply “the sand dunes.” This is a great place to camp, picnic, boat, fish and ride ATVs.

Cliff Jumping

One of the most unique adventures people love about Sand Hollow are jumping off the cliffs into the warm water. Give it a try for an adventure you will never forget.

Tubing along the Sand Hollow Reservoir.

Sand Hollow Reservoir

The beautiful red rocks combine with warm blue sapphire water to make for the perfect boating and water sports experience in the southern Utah area. Boat rentals are available at the reservoir. Also perfect for water skiing, jet skiing, boating, tubing, swimming, and scuba diving. Other attractions near Sand Hollow are; Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Bryce Canyon, Quail Creek State Park, St. George, and Red Cliffs BLM Recreation area.

Along the beach of Sand Hollow.

Beautiful Beaches at Sand Hollow 

The red sand beaches are a sight to behold and fun for kids to play on. Swim, play, relax, anchor your boat or jet ski offshore, and enjoy a daytime picnic at the beach. Enjoy the surrounding red rock beauty while hanging out on these gorgeous beaches.

Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals

There are rentals available at the beach. Rent kayaks, paddle boards, ATVs, and other water sports gear to enjoy a day as a family on these unique beaches.  

ATV riding up sand dune at Sand Hollow.

Sand Dunes at Sand Hollow


Sand Hollow Dunes are one of the best places to ride in Utah. Sand Hollow State Park's Sand Dunes features some of the most beautiful riding terrain in the West. A popular playground for generations of Southern Utah local and visitors world-wide, the park has everything you need to plan a unique riding vacation. “Sand Mountain”, as locals call it, provides 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted dunes. The red sand is an incredible backdrop for the Sand Hollow Reservoir.

Endless red sands weave throughout distinctive red rock outcroppings, a perfect locationto cut-free on a dirt bike, 4-wheeler, or Dune Buggy. The deceptively small entrance quickly funnels into 20,000 + acres riding area, and 10,000 acres of impeccable dunes.

Seamlessly blending into the reservoir, off-road fanatics can enjoy a quick swim before, or after, a long day exploring trails. Full-service rental options are available for daily or weekly use.

Expert Tip: It is true -- you will have the time of your life enjoying these dunes! But, beware, we strongly suggest bringing sunscreen and protection from the sun so when you finish, you can still enjoy the rest of your vacation here. 

Golf cart riding through Sand Hollow Golf Course.

Golf at Sand Hollow Golf Course

Sand Hollow Golf Course is Utah's premier golfing destination for avid golfers. Golfers flock to Sand Hollow Golf Course for some of the best year round golfing in southern Utah. The course offers 27 playable holes of spectacular golf which span across two beautiful courses. Gorgeous manicured greens are interwoven with stunning red rock outcroppings that paint an picturesque landscape unlike any in the world. 

The Championship Course contours through threatening ridge lines and ancient red rock outcroppings, while the Links Course brings traditional Links-Land golf to the Desert. There are practice facilities available at these award-winning courses, encouraging all skill levels to come and play. Book your tee time and vacation home lodging today!

Fish caught at Sand Hollow.

Activities and Things to Do at Sand Hollow


Anglers fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish


Boat and fish on Sand Hollow Reservoir, explore and ride the dunes of Sand Mountain on an off-highway vehicle, then RV or tent camp in the new campground.


ATV trails run over sand dune access to Sand Mountain in the park, and additional trails are located nearby. Epic sand dune ATV experience


Explore the dunes on a RZR dune buggy and all-terrain vehicles that you can rent from several rental shops at Sand Hollow. 


Two campgrounds are available to make reservations; Sandpit and Westside Campgrounds.
Sandpit Campground (ATV's allowed to drive in), offers 19 dry camping sites, 6 power sites, and 5 group sites. All sites have a fire ring and picnic table. Westside Campground has 50 sites with full hook-ups. Westside sites have covered picnic tables and fire rings. Both campgrounds have restrooms with showers which is included in your camping fee.

Additional primitive camping areas are available for tent camping and RVs — all must be self-contained from October- March.

Man doing yoga on paddleboard at Sand Hollow reservoir.

General Park Information


3351 South Sand Hollow Road
Hurricane, UT 84737
(435) 680-0715


Open year-round; no holiday closures
April - September: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
October - March: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Note: the park gate is closed overnight. Please plan accordingly


November - February: 7:00-9:00 am and 3:00-5:00 pm 
March - April: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
May - Labor Day:7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Labor Day (September) - October: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Note about the reservoir: Take caution as invasive mussels have been found in the Sand Hollow Reservoir. If you plan to boat here, please take special precautions to decontaminate your boats/gear and watercraft before accessing the reservoir.


$10 per vehicle for day use, includes use of watercraft launches and OHV access
$5 day-use for Seniors 62+
$75 Annual Pass is available at the park
$35 Senior Adventure (annual) Pass is available at the park


Located approximately 15 miles east of St. George, and 7 miles east of the I-15 Hurricane Exit. To get here, exit I-15 at exit 16 (Highway 9). Then travel east for about 4 miles and turn right on Sand Hollow Road. Then travel south for approximately 3 miles and turn left at the park entrance. 

Opened in 2003 to the public as a state park
Park Elevation: 3,000 feet
Park Acreage: 20,000
Surface Water Acreage: 1,322
Sand Mountain OHV Acreage: 6,000

  • Restrooms with Showers
  • Dump Station
  • Parking Lot
  • Boat Ramp
  • Restrooms
  • Dry Storage
  • Primative Day Use Area
  • Underpass/Dune Access
  • Sand Mountain Dune Field
  • Desert Pearl Island
  • South Day Beach
  • North Rocks Area
  • Sandy Cove
  • West Shore Rocks
  • East Shore
  • The Bowl
  • The Drop Off
  • The Oasis
  • Rim Trail
  • Westside Campground
  • Sand Pit Campground
  • Sand Hollow Visitor Center

65-95° F Spring and Summer months
Water Temps: 65-72° F
Water Level: Water levels are slowly dropping. Swimmer's Itch IS active.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

If you can't get enough of the dunes at Sand Hollow and in the St. George area, be sure to check out the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park located just 24 miles from Sand Hollow State Park. You will love the orange-pink sand dunes formed by erosion. Plenty of red rocks, sand dunes and a reservoir. 

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Vacation Home Accommodations and Lodging Only 30 minutes from Sand Hollow State Park

When visiting Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah - located just 30 minutes northeast St. George and Santa Clara - be sure to stay a couple days to be able to see and do all there is to experience here. One of the best places to stay closest to Sand Hollow, and the perfect "homebase" when traveling with friends, family, or groups, is our vacation homes at Paradise Village at Zion in Santa Clara, Utah.

Paradise Village at Zion is located just 30 minutes from the Sand Hollow and offers over 120 private vacation homes for rent, an amazing private water park with waterslides, large drop buckets, private concession stand, tiered resort pools with waterfall, pickleball courts, volleyball, fitness room. It was awarded "Best of State" 2 years in a row for best vacation resort in Utah. It is the best place to gather everyone in one vacation home (or multiple) and enjoy privacy, while also being together for a reunion, golf trip, short family visit, sporting event, or while touring southern Utah to see the Mighty 5 National Parks. We can accommodate families and groups of all sizes big or small. Rent only one vacation home or pair multiple homes together to accommodate a large groups of people. Call reservations or book online above.


New 4 bedroom lake house with private pool located at Sand Hollow Reservoir right next to the dam. Sleeps 12 

Some Great Links For More About Sand Hollow

Map of Sand Hollow Reservoir
Tripadvisor Reviews of the sand dunes
Utah State Parks Facebook page 
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