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Summer fun at Sand Hollow Reservoir - Hurricane, Utah

With its tepid blue waters and stunning red rock backdrop, Sand Hollow in the summer is the perfect place to spend a day playing in the sand, swimming, enjoying water sports, and cliff jumping.

Read below to see which side of the lake is best for making sand castles and which side is best for cliff jumping.


Sand Hollow is located 10 minutes South West of Hurricane UT. Click here for directions.


$10 per vehicle up to 8 people. If you have a Utah Parks pass you can use it at Sand Hollow


April thru September

Daily: 6 am to 10 pm

October thru March

Daily: 7 am to 9 pm

Activities on the South Side of the Lake

On the south side of the lake, young children can spend hours splashing in the shallow water and making sandcastles in the soft red sand. Pull over anywhere along the road as you drive along the south side.

There are picnic tables all along the shore to make camp for the day.

We love spending hot summer evenings here. While the kiddos play happily in the sand I walk along the sandy shore as the sun dips behind the mountains. Needless to say it is a beautiful sunset every time.


On the north side of the lake you can climb and explore the red rocks and if you are brave enough even do some cliff diving.

Since my kiddos are not quite old enough to enjoy cliff diving, we spend most of our time swimming and playing on the red rocks. It's the perfect spot for playing mermaids.....just ask my girls