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Quail Creek State Park, Hurricane

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Quail Creek State Park is a state park of Utah, United States, featuring a 600acre reservoir. The park is located 9mi west of Hurricane and 1.5mi south of Harrisburg. Quail Creek State Park offers camping, boating, swimming, and fishing.The maximum depth of Quail Creek can reach 120ft, it is cold enough to sustain the stocked rainbow trout, bullhead catfish, and crappie. Largemouth bass, which are also stocked, and bluegill thrive in the warmer, upper layers of the reservoir.HistoryQuail Creek reservoir was completed in 1985 to provide irrigation and culinary water to the St. George area. Most of the water in the reservoir does not come from Quail Creek, but is diverted from the Virgin River and transported through a buried pipeline. The name came from Anthony Quayle who was a local hatter to nearby Mormon reservations. Two dams form the reservoir. The main dam is an earthfill embankment dam. The south dam is a roller-compacted concrete dam, constructed to replace the original earthfill dam that failed in the early hours of New Year's Day 1989.
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  • Quail Creek State Park is a beautiful place to visit even if you just drive through. There are many interesting place to stop with scenic views and/or histric interests.  more »
  • Apart from the lovely views of the lake, Quail Creek State Park maintains its grounds very well. The sites are a good distance away from one another so you have some privacy. Restrooms are clean. It's...  more »
  • A reservation is recommended as close as possible to the water. It is quiet despite the proximity to the highway. The kayak rentals has worked out well and lot of fun.
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  • Such a great place to go boating and swimming. I love Quail and it's my favorite lake around these parts. It has shade trees and is often not too crowded. The water is normally at a good temp. The beaches are a little rocky but not too bad and the good thing is there are a lot of crawdads under the rocks right near the shore. If you are in the mood to go fishing use worms and fish off the bottom. You should have some luck especially if you have a boat. Highly Recommend this lake, it's wonderful to be out anytime of the year.
  • I loved this state park. It was like your own personal beach no one goes down by the water so it's a perfect place to swim if you don't like swimming in crowded areas. I recommend wearing hiking shoes to go down to the water and there's a lot of rocks when you stand in the water there's no sand so I wish I had some type of water shoes because the rocks hurt when I would swim and my feet would hit the rock. Although the view is very nice and it's a huge body of water to swim. It was very hot when I went and a lot of bugs so wear lots of bug spray and suncreen.
  • Beautiful lake just north of St. George. I am pretty sure it is The Great Salt Lake. One more item checked off on my bucket list. It's a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I couldn't find the Salt Flats, I know they are around here somewhere. 🤔🤔🤔 I don't know what there is to do here as I saw no beach. 🏖🏖🏖
  • This park is great for the family or as a date. The kayak rentals are nice and if you go all the way to the end there's a cool little River way that makes you feel like your kayaking through the forest. There's also a bunch of great spots that you can have to yourself on the rocks if you don't like going to the paved areas with all the people.
  • While down at Sand Hallow we decided to check out Quail Creek State Park.  I think I like it as much as Sand Hallow.   The lake has better fishing, it has a fun little inlet on the North side that has some rope swings that you can swing out and splash in the water.   The campgrounds are not as boring as the ones at Sand Hallow, but the showers are outside the bathroom pay showers.
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