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Quail Creek Reservoir

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Quail Creek Reservoir has some of the warmest waters in all of Utah. It is located near St. George and is smaller than neighboring Sand Hollow Reservoir. It is popular year round and used for kayaking, fishing, boating, and waterskiing. It has some trees on the beach, but otherwise there isn’t much shade.

There is a trail that goes around the lake that you could walk or mountain bike. There are much cooler mountain biking trails nearby you can read about here. There is an overlook trail, but it is a challenging 12 miles.

Mostly people are coming for watersports or fishing. There are also campsites nearby.

Stats: Distance – Varies
Approximate hiking time – Varies
Elevation gain –
Difficulty – Easy-Hard
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At trailhead
Seasons to hike – Year Round
Permits needed – $15 per vehicle for a day pass or a State Parks Pass ($75/year)
Pets allowed – Yes


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