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Tubing, Wakeboarding, & Water Skiing

Watersports in a Desert Oasis

What do you do when it’s hot outside and you are in the middle of the desert in Greater Zion? Jump in one of three lakes of course! Sand Hollow State Park, Quail Creek State Park, and Gunlock State Park are the three main bodies of water that make our little oasis in the desert a reality! There really is no better way to spend a hot summer day than out on the water.

And the outfitters below are ready and willing to set you up for a beautiful day on the water, whether you want the power of a speed boat and all the ski gear, or just a simple paddle board or kayak. Your water adventure awaits.

What does it mean to be a responsible, mindful traveler?

As you plan your travels, have you considered ways you can visit more thoughtfully? There are lots of ways to minimize your impact, while maximizing your experience.

Before traveling, we ask you to consider:

🤔 Am I familiar with #LeaveNoTrace principles?

🚨 Does this activity put me at risk for potential rescue, straining local resources?

🥾 Am I doing what I can to avoid crowded locations?

📵 Have I prepared for limited services in remote areas, and taken into account the abilities of others in my group?

📍Are there ways I can make a positive impact on the communities I plan to visit?

Everyone has a responsibility to visit with respect, and take care of one another and our lands. Lead by example and #recreateresponsibly during all of your travel adventures.

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The stunning waterfalls at Gunlock State Park are expected to flow this spring!

“We invite visitors to enjoy this wonderful experience, but want to remind the public to exercise vigilance and safety in the area,” Gunlock State Park Manager Jon Allred said. “There is inherent risk when recreating outdoors, so safety and situational awareness are paramount.”

While the responsibility rests with individuals and families to use discretion and to recreate safely, Gunlock State Park staff have posted caution signs along trails and on the dam reminding visitors of the hazards.

Recreating on the rocks near the waterfalls is dangerous. Rocks are slick, water is swift, and covered hazards exist in the pools. We strongly encourage visitors to use caution and be observant in the area.

We recommend checking the Gunlock State Park website and Facebook page before getting on the road, as capacity closures will be posted there if applicable.

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We are less than 60 days away from the next IRONMAN race and we are very excited to welcome everyone back to Greater Zion!

The Intermountain Health IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship will be held on May 6, 2023.

For more information about the race, including the schedule, road closures, detours, and downloadable course maps, visit


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