There are two state parks fairly close to our RV park, even closer than Snow Canyon State Park in St. George: Sand Hollow State Park and Quail Creek State Park in Hurricane. Making use of that Utah State Parks pass I purchased, I scouted out both parks earlier this week for sunrise and sunset photo opportunities. Considering the entry fee is $15 per car (up to 8 people) for both state parks, I’m definitely getting my money’s worth out of that pass. 🙂
Sand Hollow State Park
This state park is a water sports and OHV paradise. Rent ATV’s, UTV’s, kayaks, paddle boards and more. There were already people snagging their spots along the day use area and setting to do all of these things when I went around 9:30 a.m. I imagine the weekends are packed!
Clearly, we needed to go back for the golden hour and sunset. So we did, that very same day.
Quail Creek State Park
This state park is about 4-5 miles north of Sand Hollow State Park, but is very similar, just smaller. Rentals and food are available here too. While we haven’t gotten back there yet, I think it would be best suited for taking photos at sunrise.
I’m hoping we’ll get a chance to come back to these state parks when it’s not so crowded. And since both parks have campgrounds, we can stay on-site and enjoy the sunrises and sunsets.