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State Parks
There are three state parks in close vicinity to St. George. The most popular is Snow Canyon State Park, a setting for hiking, biking and red-rock adventure, while Quail Lake and Gunlock State Parks are reservoirs for watersports and fishing. Click here to see information on Zion National Park and other areas.

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park is just 10 minutes north of St. George.  Named for one of the early settlers of the region with the last name of "Snow", the park rarely sees real snow, but is a geological wonder of red and white sandstone formations with a coating of lava for which some experts say was laid down as recently as 1,000 years ago.  Erosion has created arches, towers and fins of stone in the park. Other features in the park include; sand dunes, caves and desert foliage.

Rock climbing is popular in Snow Canyon State Park, with many established climbing routes. Mountain biking, hiking and horse-back riding are also common activities. Snow Canyon is known for its unique variety of formations and colors. Red and white Navajo sandstone, ancient black lava beds and the brilliant blue sky will leave any visitor standing in awe. Bring your camera as you enjoy hiking on scenic trails throughout the park.

The moderate winter climate in the St. George Utah area makes early spring and fall the most popular times to visit the park. . There are several volcanic cinder cones that are remnants of the recent volcanic activity and you can actually hike up into on that is on the northeast side of the park. Three endangered species are found in the area; peregrine falcon, desert tortoise and gila monsters. These are just some of the birds, reptiles and animals that you may spot if you are in the right location at the right time of year.

Campgrounds: Camping spots are available but call ahead for reservations. 36-unit campground, rest rooms, hot showers, electric hook-ups, covered group-use pavilion. Day-use fee of $4.00, per vehicle, to stop enter the park. More Information - Snow Canyon State Park - P.O. Box 140, Santa Clara, Utah 84765-0140, (435) 628-2255.

 

Dixie National Forest:
Part of the Dixie National Forest runs near the city of St. George. With elevations over 10,000 feet, snow is common and there are many things to do in the winter and summer in the forest. Campgrounds area available and over 100 miles of trails in this section of the Dixie National Forest.

Dixie National Forest - Pine Valley Ranger District
196 East Tabernacle Street, Room 40
St. George, Utah 84770
652-3100

Public Lands: BLM and Forest Service information may be obtained at the Interagency Visitor Center - 345 East Riverside Drive in St. George, or call (435) 688-3246.

Gunlock State Park

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Quail Lake State Park


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