Sand Hollow State park is located just outside of Hurricane in the southwestern corner Utah. It is a reservoir that offers excellent boating opportunities and is surrounded by many miles of off- roading trails. There is a lake side restaurant, boat and kayak rentals as well as off-road side by side rentals. We stayed here in September and the days were hot, the water was warm and the nights cool. During the night the winds tended to pick up and we thought this is how the town of Hurricane got its name. Sand Hollow offers full hook up campsites with showers and bathrooms that are reservable and primitive camping which is first come first serve.
The first night we arrived we stayed at the primitive camping area. The teenaged girl at the information desk was as useful as ice cubes to an eskimo and was more interested in her instagram post than answering our questions. After driving around a bit we found the primitive camping area maybe a little too primitive as we quickly buried La Tortuga in the sand. With the sun setting we camped where we were and waited for morning.
That weekend was an off roading event call Trail Hero and tricked out tucks and dune buggies were ripping through the desert everywhere. I walked out to the road and flagged down a truck to ask for help with a tow. As luck would have it he was a sponsor for Voodoo Tow Ropes at the Trail Hero event. He had a few minutes to spare and a tow rope that is rated to 24,000 lbs.
He quickly pulled us out and and we spend the rest of the day playing in the red sand of Sand Hollow State Park. Later, we stopped by the Voodoo Tow Rope tent and picked up at tow rope that we hope to not need in the future.
That night we were able to get into the full hook up campsite and settled in for a few days. The primitive camping was $ 25.00 per night. With no facilities but a few pit toilets. The full hook up campsites were $ 36.00 per night however our credit card was charged $44.00 per night. When we inquired about the charge we were informed there was a service fee of $8.00 that is not quoted or doesn’t appear on the original receipt. In our experience the best customer service was not the best at this State Park.
The full hook up area was a short walk to the lake depending on where your site was located. There was an issue with reverse polarity at the electrical post which was quickly fixed by the maintenance staff, water and sewer were available with no problems. There are also showers and flush toilets available. The showers are operated by pushing a button that would activate the shower for 30 second intervals and were free. The facility did have recycling available.
Reservations – no, first come first serve
Water – no
Sewer – no
Bathrooms – a few pit toilets
Be careful of the soft sand !!!
Reservations – yes, http://utahstateparks.reserveamerica.com
Electric- yes 30/50
Water – yes
Sewer – yes
Bathrooms – flush toilets
Showers – yes, push a button for 30 second intervals of water. There was hot water and free
Picnic table and fire pit at campsite