Southern Utah is known for its many outdoor attractions: the red rocks, Zion National Park, Lake Powell – each is a destination in and of itself. Sand Hollow Reservoir is one such attraction, but is all too often overlooked. The reservoir is located right in Hurricane en route to Zion National Park, just north of St. George. It’s easily accessible and hosts a myriad of outdoor activities like boating, waterskiing, and fishing. What more could you ask for?
If you are a waterskiing family, look no further. Sand Hollow is similar to Lake Powell (hence its nickname “Little Lake Powell”) without the crowd or unrelenting heat (though you’ll want to prepare for rising temperatures during the summer). Bring your own boat and hit the marina, or rent one while you’re in town. There’s no easier way to enjoy the reservoir than by letting others do the work of hauling and cleaning. If this kind of arrangement is up your alley, check out TK Water Sports. They provide the equipment, drivers (optional), and instruction for new skiers or wakeboarders and can create a package that will suit your needs. All you have to do is show up.
So, what are you waiting for? Sand Hollow Reservoir is the perfect destination for your family waterski trip. Between the blue water and red rocks, there is no place more picturesque. The best part? Sand Hollow is located just minutes away from Coral Springs Resort which means you can spend less time getting there and more time on the water.
Sand Hollow State Park is open from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm April-September and 7:00 am – 9:00 m October – May. The daily fee is $10 per vehicle up to 8 people and includes access to the Marina and OHV access. Seniors (62+) can use the park for $5/person per vehicle up to 8 people. Walk-ins are $4 per person and an annual pass is $75 (available for purchase at the entrance gate).