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Gunlock is home to several beautiful small homes along the Gunlock Reservoir.
The Gunlock real estate market also features larger single-family homes - some of which come with plots.
Gunlock real estate is located about 15 miles northwest of sunny St. George. It was established on the Old Spanish Trail so that the residents could trade with people traveling on the trail. The name "Gunlock" is the nickname of the community's founder, William Hamblin, who was a gun expert.
With rustic beauty and land in no short supply, there is huge potential for real estate development in Gunlock.
Gunlock Community Information
Gunlock is an unincorporated community in western Washington County, Utah, north of Gunlock State Park.
Gunlock is located about 15 miles northwest of the wonderful city of St. George, Utah. Las Vegas, Nevada is about a 2-hour drive southwest along the I-15. The weather in the Gunlock area is warm from April through to October, making it a peaceful, healthy place to live - surrounded by views that never get old and a world of recreation opportunities in the nearby areas.
There’s a lot more to the area than meets the eye - and that’s saying something. Amongst the scenic red rock landscape lies the 240-acre Gunlock State Park & Reservoir. This is a hugely popular place to hike while soaking in the natural beauty all around you. The reservoir also provides year-round entertainment - whether you’re into boating, paddleboarding, water sports, or spending a relaxing afternoon fishing for bass and catfish. The park has many facilities including parking, a boat launch, and pit privies.
Every year around the 4th of July, Gunlock hosts its own rodeo that draws contestants from all over the state. The Annual Gunlock Rodeo is a super fun day out and is held to raise funds for community facilities. It has been a town tradition since 1945.
If you’re into golf, there’s an incredible selection of courses in the areas surrounding Gunlock. The Ledges of St. George is a breathtaking place to play, and there are many other high-quality courses around the greater St. George area, such as Dixie Red Hills and SunRiver.
A man named William Hamblin (nicknamed Gunlock, as he was an expert with guns) settled here and built a cabin in 1857. A budding community was established on the Old Spanish Trail so that the residents could trade with people traveling on the trail. On a visit, George A. Smith named the place Gunlock in honor of its first settler.
In late 1861, Santa Clara Creek flooded, and the budding community was forced to move north to the "Black Ridge". This is where the current town is located. Gunlock town was able to carry on as a trade location, as visitors remained frequent, passing through the town on the Old Spanish Trail. The early settlement was located where the Gunlock Fields are, south of the current town.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Gunlock, Utah known for?
A. Aside from beautiful homes and scenic views, the Gunlock Rodeo and Gunlock State Park attract many visitors to the area. Keep in mind that falls at Gunlock State Park are not always flowing, check their website for updates.
Q. Can I fish at Gunlock State Park?
A. Yes, fishing, boating, and camping are all great activities that are permitted at Gunlock State Park.
Q. Does it snow in Gunlock, Utah?
A. The climate of Gunlock is categorized by hot summers and mild winters, but it does get cold enough that it snows and the lakes sometimes freeze over.
Q. How many people live in Gunlock, Utah?
A. Gunlock has a population of about 200.
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