This picturesque 240-acre reservoir, located 15 miles northwest of St. George off U. S. Highway 91, captures water from the Santa Clara River for irrigation and flood-control purposes in a majestic red rock and black lava rock setting. Named after the nearby small community of Gunlock, the lake, created in 1970, is approximately 2 miles wide, about a half mile wide and reaches a depth of 115 feet. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy boating, windsurfing, waterskiing, personal watercrafts and great fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, threadfin shad and channel catfish. Because boating options are few in and around our high desert Southwestern Utah community, Gunlock is popular and usually very busy. We suggest early- and late-season use when the sun is still comfortably warm. You are also advised to avoid weekends and holidays at Gunlock for a much more enjoyable experience. Be aware, there is an excellent boat ramp and port-a-potties available, but not much else. So whenever you decide to visit Gunlock Reservoir State Park, be sure to bring along your sunscreen, a broad rimmed hat and a picnic lunch, including plenty of drinking water.
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