Utah State Parks: At 3,300 feet above sea level, relatively low elevation for Utah, Quail Creek Reservoir boasts some of the warmest waters in the state and a mild winter climate. Quail Creek lures boaters and anglers year-round. Spend a day on the water or visit a nearby state or national park, then retire to a campsite in a spectacular red rock desert setting.
The maximum depth of Quail Creek can reach 120 feet, so it is cold enough to sustain the stocked rainbow trout, bullhead catfish, and crappie. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources also stocks largemouth bass and bluegill, which thrive in the warmer, in the upper layers of the reservoir. Make a reservation on the Utah State Parks reservation site
Approximately 293 miles south of Salt Lake City.
From I-15 take Exit 16, go three miles east on S.R. 9, turn left on S.R. 318 and follow the road to the park entrance.
Open year-round: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Boat ramp hours vary.
Make a reservation on the Utah State Parks reservation site