Quail Creek State Park (official site), in Hurricane, is far enough south that it can be enjoyed for most of the year. It has camping, boating, fishing, and swimming. While mostly popular with folks local to the St. George area, it is also close to I-15, so it makes an easy stop if you are in the area. This summer, a new feature also appeared — a swimming platform with slides, trampolines, and a rope swing. It isn’t free, or even cheap… but I’m thinking that bouncing from a trampoline hanging in the air and flying into the lake sounds like fun.
The park itself isn’t very large, but neither is it very crowded. And the lake is surrounded by the rocks and cliffs typical of Hurricane, so it makes a pleasant place to spend an afternoon.
How to Get to Quail Creek State Park
From Exit 16 of I-15, head east towards Hurricane. After about 3 miles, you’ll see the signs for the park, directing you to turn left. Take that left, and it is just over a mile down the road to the park entrance. Or, if coming from Hurricane, just head west – you’ll turn right onto 5300 W, which takes you to the park.