Summer Is in Full Swing At Sand Hollow!

Summer is finally here, and there’s no better place to cool off and have some fun than Sand Hollow State Park. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or looking for a relaxing day by the water, Sand Hollow offers a variety of water activities that cater to all ages and interests. This week, we’re excited to highlight some of the top water activities you can enjoy any time on any day of the week here in Southern Utah.

Jet Skiing

Experience the thrill of speeding across the water on a jet ski! Sand Hollow Reservoir is the perfect place for jet skiing, with its vast, open waters and beautiful scenery. Either bring your own or rent one from Southern Utah Adventure Center, where our guests enjoy special summer promotional 10% discount on all jet ski rentals, making it an ideal time to try this exciting activity. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner, jet skiing provides an exhilarating way to enjoy the reservoir. Be sure to bring your sunscreen and a sense of adventure!

Kayaking and Paddle-boarding

For those seeking a more tranquil experience, kayaking and paddle-boarding are excellent options. Glide across the calm waters of the reservoir, taking in the stunning views of the surrounding red rock formations. Kayaking and paddle-boarding are not only great activities for fitness but can offer a peaceful way to connect with nature. Again, if you don’t have your own, SUAC has rentals available and their staff can provide tips on the best spots to explore. It’s a perfect activity for families, couples, or solo adventurers looking to unwind.

Wake Surfing

Wake surfing is easily the most popular way to enjoy boating these days, offering a thrilling yet accessible water sport for all skill levels. Unlike traditional surfing, wake surfing is done behind a boat, using the boat’s wake to ride on. You can rent surf boats through the Southern Utah Adventure Center, which provides all the necessary equipment and guidance to get you started. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a complete beginner, wake surfing is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the water and test your balance and agility. You can even sign up for a captained boating experience, which puts someone else behind the steering wheel and allows you to spend more time surfing.

Swimming and Beach Fun

If you’re looking for a classic beach day, Sand Hollow Reservoir has plenty of sandy shores perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The warm, clear waters are ideal for a refreshing swim, and the beaches offer ample space for picnicking and playing. Bring your beach gear, pack a picnic, and enjoy a fun-filled day by the water. The reservoir’s designated swimming areas ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for families and children.

Tips for a Great Day at Sand Hollow Reservoir

To make the most of your visit to Sand Hollow Reservoir, here are a few tips:

  • Arrive Early: The reservoir is a popular destination, especially on weekends. Arriving early ensures you get a good spot and avoids the crowds.
  • Pack Essentials: Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, and hats to stay hydrated and protected from the sun.
  • Safety First: Always wear life jackets when participating in water activities and supervise children closely.
  • Respect Nature: Follow Leave No Trace principles by cleaning up after yourself and respecting the natural environment.


Ready to dive into adventure at Sand Hollow? For more information and reservations, visit our website at or contact our team at 435-272-2341. We can’t wait to see you on the water!

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