The drive from Logandale to Sand Hollow gives you a glimpse of the scenery offered in Utah. Once you exit the I-15 freeway, the route to Sand Hollow gets you off the main highway and headed toward the beautiful landscapes adjacent to Zion National Park.

Sand Hollow has one of the best mixes of terrain anywhere, and this is evidenced by the ability to be slingin’ sand one minute and then rock crawling on the grippy sandstone the next. Again, bringing dirt tires might be a good idea here if you like to challenge your driving ability and machine on Moab-like trails.

The other thing that makes this place unique and one of the most visited riding areas is the fact that you can bring your boat. Yes, you read that right! Camping for this area is actually located on the beach, and you can park your side-by-side right next to your boat if wanted. Summer visitors enjoy hot weather here, with temperatures sometimes reaching into the 100s, perfect for riding the sand in the morning and boating in the afternoons.

The Details

Where to ride ATVs and UTVs at Utah's Sand Hollow State Park.Casey Cordeiro
  • Latitude/Longitude: 37.1200º N / 113.3820º W
  • How to get there: Off I-15, take exit 16 (Highway 9) and go east for about four miles. Turn right on Sand Hollow Road and go south for about three miles. Turn left at park entrance.
  • Fees: Day Use passes are $15 per vehicle per day (up to 8 people), and an annual pass is $75. Camping permits vary by area. Primitive Camping is $25 per vehicle per night. Sandpit Campground: partial hook up sites are $35 per night (limit 2 vehicles), no hook up sites are $28 per night (limit 2 vehicles), and no hook up group sites are $95 for the first 4 vehicles (additional fees for 5-16 vehicles in group sites).
  • Regulations: 96-decibel sound limit, an 8-foot-tall whip flag is required, night riding is permitted, a drone permit is required if you want to fly a drone, and fireworks are strictly prohibited.
  • Open riding area: 6000 OHV acres
  • Elevation: 3000–3500 feet
  • Landmarks to visit: the beach! There are also many technical trails to ride in this area.
  • Camping: Reservations (https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/sand-hollow-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=UT&parkId=345761) are not required but highly recommended as weekends tend to be busy. Open camping is found near the dunes – 4WD is almost required for the open camping. Non-4WD vehicles or motorhomes are recommended to reserve a space in Sandpit Campground.
  • Closest hotel accommodations: right outside the entrance to the park, Sand Hollow Resort
  • Closest grocery store: Wal-Mart is located just outside the state park
  • Closest gas station: Several in the vicinity
  • Points of interest nearby: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the beautiful town of St. George
  • Weather: Winter highs average the mid-50s with lows in the high 20s, low 30s. Summer highs average around 100 degrees with lows in the upper 60s.
  • Notes: St. George is the adjacent large town with every amenity imaginable. Bring plenty of water and supplies! Pack it in and pack it out.
  • Resource: stateparks.utah.gov/parks/sand-hollow