Quail Creek State Park

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Coordinates: 37°11′33″N 113°23′7″W / 37.19250°N 113.38528°W / 37.19250; -113.38528
Quail Creek State Park
Utah State Park
Quail Creek Reservoir.JPG
Upper end of Quail Creek Reservoir
Country United States
State Utah
County Washington
Location Hurricane
 - elevation 3,300 ft (1,006 m) [1]
 - coordinates 37°11′33″N 113°23′7″W / 37.19250°N 113.38528°W / 37.19250; -113.38528
Founded 1986 [1]
Management Utah State Parks
Visitation 72,366 (2011) [2]
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Quail Creek State Park in Utah

Quail Creek State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring a 600-acre (240 ha) reservoir. The park is located 9 miles (14 km) west of Hurricane and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Harrisburg. Quail Creek State Park offers camping, boating, swimming, and fishing.

The maximum depth of Quail Creek can reach 120 feet (37 m), it is cold enough to sustain the stocked rainbow trout, bullhead catfish, and crappie. Largemouth bass, which are also stocked, and bluegill thrive in the warmer, upper layers of the reservoir.

History[edit]

Quail Creek reservoir was completed in 1985 to provide irrigation and culinary water to the St. George area. Most of the water in the reservoir does not come from Quail Creek, but is diverted from the Virgin River and transported through a buried pipeline.

Two dams form the reservoir. The main dam is an earthfill embankment dam. The south dam is a roller-compacted concrete dam, constructed to replace the original earthfill dam that failed in the early hours of New Year's Day 1989.[1]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the website of the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation.

  1. ^ a b c "Quail Creek State Park: About the Park". Utah State Parks. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation". Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 

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