Quail Lake

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: Trout fishing has slowed down. The water temperature is reaching the mid-50s on warm afternoons, so look for bass to move into the shallows to look for a spot to build a nest. Visit the state parks website for the current boat ramp schedule.


  • Location: Washington County, near Hurricane
  • Directions: From I-15 exit 16, travel east approximately 3.5 miles on State Highway 9; turn north and enter Quail Lake State Park
  • Type: Blue Ribbon
  • Size: 590 acres
  • Elevation: 2,900 feet
  • Hours:
  • Likely catch: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Bullhead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: State Park
  • Handicap access:
  • Site description: Quail Creek Reservoir (also called Quail Lake) is one of Utah's best known bass fisheries, and has produced good largemouth fishing and big fish since shortly after it was impounded in 1985. It is located 8 miles west of the city of Hurricane and 10 miles northeast of St. George, just off Interstate Highway 15. It covers 590 surface acres and is 185 feet deep when full. The lake's depth allows for good fishing for respectable rainbow trout throughout the year. A State Park boat ramp and campground are available. The Park entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.

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