WASHINGTON COUNTY (ABC4 News) – For the second weekend in a row, Sand Hollow and Quail Creek state parks in southern Utah reached capacity, according to officials with Utah State Parks, who made the announcement at 3 p.m. Friday.

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Visitors planning to come to one of these parks are asked to be flexible with their plans, visit less crowded areas, and practice responsible recreation by doing the following:

  • Check park conditions online and individual state park social media accounts. Extensive wait times, closures, and other updates will be posted there. 
  • Choose to visit a state park during a weekday, or during non-peak hours whenever possible. Visit parks that are close to home.
  • Practice safe social distancing. Give others at least six-feet of separation on trails, golf courses, fishing docks, overlooks, and other gathering areas. 
  • Avoid congregating at trailheads and other common areas, and maintain small group sizes.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, or have symptoms of the coronavirus.
  • Keep parks and recreation areas clean by packing out what you pack in, and respect facility closures like visitor centers, campgrounds, and restrooms.
  • Visitors can also prepay for day use at select state parks at stateparks.utah.gov.