Gunlock State Park RV & Campground Guide


You'll find Gunlock State Park deep in the heart of Southern Utah's red rock country. Here, paddleboarders skim across a sparkling reservoir with views of rocky cliffs and snowcapped mountains. Meanwhile, waterfall enthusiasts hike through vermilion canyons to stand under the thundering spray of Gunlock Falls. Although this park feels remote, St. George is just 15 miles away while Cedar City, the home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, lies 70 miles north. Come any time—this region is known for its exceptionally hot summers and cool, sunny winters.

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Spring 33-69 F
Summer 60-96 F
Fall 36-86 F
Winter 29-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Gunlock State Park

Whether you want to camp in Gunlock State Park or nearby, an RV is a surefire way to stay cool and comfortable—especially during the height of summer. Don’t have your own RV? An RV rental is the perfect solution; it gives you the chance to experience firsthand the motorhome of your dreams.

Gunlock State Park Campground

If you want to be the first person on the water in the morning, the tiny Gunlock State Park Campground is a great option. With only five sites here, you’re guaranteed a relaxing evening—not to mention spectacular night-sky views. This campground is primitive, so it’s important to fill your fuel and water tanks in St. George. You’ll find vault toilets on-site but no potable water. Campsites are $20 per night.

Snow Canyon State Park Campground

Enjoy spectacular views from your campsite at the Snow Canyon State Park campground. Set just 16 miles from Gunlock State Park, this spot offers a huge range of hiking and biking opportunities. Choose from 14 RV sites, each with electric and water hookups; you can also choose one of the 17 basic sites. No matter which you choose, you’ll get a fire pit, grill, and picnic table. In the park, you’ll find a dump station, water, a comfort station, hot showers, and flush toilets. Nightly rates start at $20.

Hillside Palms RV Park

You'll wake up to views of the red rocks in St. George at Hillside Palms RV Park. With its spectacular location and convenient downtown access, this park offers a great way to stay comfortable between visits to Gunlock State Park. Each site offers full hookups with 30-amp or 50-amp electric service as well as cable TV access and free Wi-Fi. Sites are separated by grass and palm trees, adding a tropical feeling. This spot is popular with snowbirds in the winter, and management offers a full schedule of activities. Rates start at $40 per night and $200 per week.

St. George RV Park & Campground

Pull your RV into a shady spot at St. George RV Park & Campground, which is situated about 22 miles from Gunlock State Park. It’s right off I-15, so you can get in and set up camp quickly. In addition to full hookups, this park offers cable TV and exceptionally clean bathrooms with hot showers. With more than 100 spots, this is a great option year-round. Rates start at $48 per night with discounts for weekly and monthly stays.

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Inside Gunlock State Park

The Gunlock Reservoir is the prime attraction in Gunlock State Park—locals flock in to launch their boats at the ramp and fish from the shore. When the weather is warm, jump in the water to cool off. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available in the park, or you’re welcome to bring your own. There are plenty of picnic spots to enjoy the view, and short hikes are possible in the local hills.

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How to Get to
Gunlock State Park

If you’re driving an RV, the easiest way to get to Gunlock State Park is from St. George. Just take Old Highway 91 west and turn north on Gunlock Drive once you reach Shivwits; this road goes right to the park.

Entering Gunlock State Park

Gunlock State Park is always open. However, there’s a fee if you’re only coming in for the day.

Gunlock State Park Day use : $10.0

Gunlock State Park Day use, Utah seniors over 62 : $5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Gunlock State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Gunlock State Park?

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Gunlock State Park. Besides having the most temperate weather conditions, these seasons offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the park’s excellent hiking, paddling, and picnicking options.

What is the climate of Gunlock State Park?

This state park has a semi-arid or arid climate, with scorching summers and cool, sunny winters. Summer temperatures can top 95 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can drop to 29 degrees Fahrenheit.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Gunlock State Park?

Gunlock State Park has a small campground with five designated RV camping sites. The areas are primitive, with on-site vault toilets. They offer stunning night-sky views and cost only $20 per night.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Gunlock State Park and what is the cost?

You do not have to reserve a camping area at this state park. However, you may want to book a spot during the busy season to guarantee a place. The cost of the reservation is $10.

Are pets allowed at Gunlock State Park?

Gunlock State Park is a pet-friendly area. Dogs are not allowed to enter the park’s buildings. They must also be on a leash no longer than six feet in length and remain supervised at all times.