Quail Creek State Park
|Quail Creek State Park|
|Utah State Park|
Upper end of Quail Creek Reservoir
|- elevation||3,300 ft (1,006 m) |
|Management||Utah State Parks|
|Visitation||72,366 (2011) |
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
Quail Creek State Park is a state park of Utah, United States, 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.
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.
This article incorporates public domain material from the website of the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation.
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