Sand Hollow Dunes - Utah

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Last updated 06/08/2009

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  • United States: UT

Name: Sand Hollow State Park
Approximately 15 miles east of St. George, UT

Sand Mountain provides 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted dunes. The red sand is an incredible backdrop for Sand Hollow reservoir.

The dunes are currently under BLM ownership, but they are transferring to Utah State park control.

Elevation - 3,000 ft.

Directions to Sand Hollow:
From St. George:

I-15 north to Hwy 9 east (Hurricane exit).
Go 3.5 miles on Hwy 9 and turn right on Turf Sod Rd.

Travel one mile and turn left on the new Sand Hollow access road for two miles, turn left and proceed to the park.

From Hurricane (junction of Hwy 9 and Hwy 59):

Go 5.2 miles west on Hwy 9 and turn left on Turf Sod Rd.

Travel one mile and turn left on the new Sand Hollow access road for two miles, turn left and proceed to the park.

Sand Hollow Camping Area:
Sand Hollow State Park is Utah's newest state park. Facilities are currently under construction and development will continue over the next few years.

As of April 2005, the recreation area boasts a boat launch ramp, a 50-site improved campground with no direct OHV access (opened March 2005), and off-highway vehicle camping/day-use with Sand Mountain access.

The OHV area will be next on the list for improvements. Stay tuned for improvements to the camping area.

Westside Campground - No direct OHV access (street legal UTVs are OK on road, but all others must be trailered)

$25.00 a site
$13.00 extra vehicle
OHV's must be trailered from this camground around lake to staging area, about a mile.
OHV Area - Sand Pit Campground

Sand Pit Campground is now open. It is currently not on the State Parks Reservations list but will be in 2009.

Regular sites (2 vehicles) $15.00 per vehicle
Water/Electric sites (2 vehicles) $22.00 first vehicle, $15.00 second vehicle
Group sites (4 or more vehicles) $60.00 for site up to 4 vehicles, $15.00 additional vehicles

Restrooms are coming in the future, roads and site pads are hard packed with tables and fire rings.
All vehicles must be on hard pack unless on trails to the dunes.

Camping Full Hook-up campground - $25.00, (extra vehicle $13.00)
Primitive camping - $12.00
Day Use - $10.00
Ride only in areas designated as open to OHVs.
Ride on the right side of the road and in single file.
Be alert to oncoming traffic, especially on blind curves or in dips and on hill crests.
It is illegal to drive an OHV while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A brightly colored "whip flag" must be attached to OHVs when riding in sand dune areas.
Lights must be used between sunset and sunrise.
Be sure your brakes will control and stop your OHV.
Mufflers are required on all OHVs.
No one under eight years of age may operate an OHV on public roads, trails, or lands in Utah.
Drivers from eight to 15 years of age must possess an OHV education certificate issued by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. Drivers 16 years of age and older must possess a valid driver's license or an OHV education certificate.
Properly-fitted, safety-rated helmets must be worn by OHV drivers and passengers under 18 years of age. All drivers and passengers of any age should wear protective head gear.