Is Dig supporting Ironman?
Ironman World Championships in Hawaii for 2021 were postponed. St. George was awarded the opportunity to host those athletes on our turf in 2022. Dig crew members have been supporting open water triathlons and other aquatic events in six western states for almost 15 years, having coordinated and contributed thousands of man-hours to benefit these dedicated athletes. We simultaneously help our county Search And Rescue Dive Team raise funds for their equipment and training, as they are typically paid to spearhead the water support effort. Some of our crew will, once again, be at the Ironman in St. George to assist with swim support, while we have a full staff at Quail Creek.
Come out and play, make your reservation online or call our shop at 435-467-9988 for fine details. It looks to be a windy forecast in the afternoon, so target morning hours (8am - 12pm) to get some gorgeous paddling time in. You might even see turtles... :)
From 3am - 3pm "State St." will be closed?
Yes. The "easy/normal" route will be closed, but you can drive around the "back way" with just a little extra effort, and the views are spectacular! Here is a link that shows road closures: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=15_gdZI7JDEBjbEc9BWLwTVJU8Vx_MNFd&usp=sharing
To access our shop from Las Vegas, St. George, or from the south in general, go northbound on I-15, take Exit 16 toward Hurricane and Zion National Park.
Turn left at Old Highway 91/Telegraph St. Drive for about 3 miles, make a right before reaching the St. George KOA Campground. Park entrance is a little over a mile down the road.
You may also take Exit 16 from the southbound lanes of I-15, and just follow directions from there.
Another access from the north will be the Leeds Exit 23. Turn left, then take your first right. Drive past Casa Tequilana (incredible Mexican food) and Mainly Pizza (if you can resist the aroma pulling you over for some tasty grub) for about 3.7 miles. Turn left just past the St. George KOA. Drive for an additional 1.5 miles to the park entrance. It's the third driveway you'll come to, there shouldn't be a closed gate on it, and simply drive to the pay booth to get in.
To find out about volunteer and social paddling opportunities, sign up for our newsletter found at the bottom of this page. See you at the lake!
- Bill E.