WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
GUNLOCK DAM & RESERVOIR
LOCATION37° 15' 26" North Latitude, 113° 46' 31" West Longitude
37.257° North Latitude, 113.775° West Longitude
2,564 feet MSL
Gunlock Reservoir is the primary feature within Gunlock State Park.
DESCRIPTIONThe reservoir backs up behind a 117-foot high earth-filled dam. It is about 2 miles long from north to south and a half mile wide, east to west.
HISTORYConstruction on the Gunlock Reservoir began on January 8, 1970. The Reservoir was officially dedicated on Nov. 21, 1970. The City of St. George built the project, which is now administered by the Lower Gunlock Reservoir Corporation, for about $1 million.
The Gunlock to Santa Clara pipeline was completed in 2004.
REFERENCESHistory of Gunlock Reservoir
Gunlock State Park
Southern Utah Memories: Gunlock State Park; An Off the Beaten Path Gem in the Desert,
by Loren R. Webb, March 9, 2013