With over 600 surface acres and eight miles of shoreline, Quail Creek boasts some of the warmest waters in the state during the summer. The vivid blue waters in contrast to the red rock landscapes of Southern Utah makes Quail Lake a popular destination for fishing, water skiing, boating, camping and picnicking.
Quail Creek reservoir was completed in 1985 to provide irrigation and culinary water to the St. George area. Most of the water in the reservoir does not come from Quail Creek, but is diverted from the Virgin River and transported through a buried pipeline.
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. Largemouth bass, which are also stocked, and bluegill thrive in the warmer, upper layers of the reservoir.
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Junior Ranger Activities
Activities are aimed at children six to 12yrs, but everyone is welcome to participate. Download your copy here or request one when you arrive at the park. Complete the activities and earn a badge and certificate. Download your Junior Ranger Booklet
Quail Lake is considered one of Utah’s top fisheries for largemouth bass. Other species include rainbow trout, bluegill and crappie. You can also obtain a license and proclamation at most sporting goods stores or through the Utah Division of Wildlife Services website: www.wildlife.utah.gov