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Sand Hollow, Utah

Sand Hollow - Hurricane Dunes
Sand Hollow aka Hurricane Dunes

Name: Sand Hollow State Park

Location: 

Approximately 15 miles east of St. George, UT

Description:

The sprawling 20,000-acre park, which rests mostly on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, rivals Utah's two largest state parks - Wasatch Mountain and Antelope Island. Sand Hollow already one of the most visited destinations in the Utah State Park system, with recreation opportunities for nearly every user from boaters to bikers, and OHV riders to equestrians.

A favorite destination for local off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, Sand Mountain provides 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted dunes. The red sand is an incredible backdrop for Sand Hollow reservoir. At nearly twice the size of nearby Quail Creek Reservoir, Sand Hollow offers boating and other water recreation in a spectacular setting.

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.
GPS Coordinates - Hwy 9 & Turf Sod Rd.
 N 37 09 719
 W 113 23.308
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.
GPS Coordinates - Hwy 9 & Turf Sod Rd.
 N 37 09 719
 W 113 23.308
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 State Park Entrance

GPS Coordinates - Visitor Center
N 37 07.100
W 113 23.293

OHV Area - Staging Area - Day Use Only

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The main staging area is hard pack.  Day use and overnight
camping are allowed here.

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Picnic tables and fire rings are available just off the road.

Dune Access via Tunnel

GPS Coordinates:
N 37 06.058
W 113 22.829
3086 ft.

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Sand rails will have to remove whip flags to fit in tunnel

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)

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50 amp, water and sewer

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Westside Camping Area

$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.

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Sand Pit Campground - Total of 30 sites including 5 with water and electric and 5 group sites.

Sand Hollow - Sand Pit Campground OHV Area
Sand Pit Campground - Double Site

Sand Hollow - Sand Pit Campground OHV Area
Sand Pit Campground - Group Site (there are a total of 5 group sites).

Sand Hollow "Drag Strip"

 

RV Dump Station

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The dump station within the improved campground is available for OHV campers.

Area Managed By: Utah State Parks and Recreation

Fees: 

Camping Full Hook-up campground - $25.00, (extra vehicle $13.00)
Primitive camping -  $12.00
Day Use - $10.00

Rules:

  • 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. 

Utah State Parks, OHV Rules and Laws

Other Photos:

Sand Hollow Visitor Center
Sand Hollow Visitor Center

Sand Hollow "Dragstrip"
The "Dragstrip"

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Photos courtesy of Dunes and Trails ATV Club

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Photos courtesy of sandahauler

Other Information:

Weather:

Sand Hollow Weather

HIGH TEMPERATURES June thru August every year.  100 - 105 degrees is the average forecast for June into August every year. Lows at night are around 75 degrees. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen and keep something on your feet to prevent getting burns from the sand.  

Links:

Nearby Parks and Monuments - Other area attractions

RV Parks in St. George

Other Services in St. George

Other Utah Sand Dunes

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