New Year's Polar Plunge • January 1, 2024 • HIGH NOON!

January 1 2024 Polar Plunge at Dig Paddlesports Sponsored by TDS Telecom and Washington City Rotary Club at Quail Creek State Park in Hurricane Utah near St. George and Zion National Park in the Greater Zion Utah area.

NEXT POLAR PLUNGE DATE: January 1st 2024 • 12pm-1pm


Ready to shake off the old and start the new year fresh? Grab a friend and come jump into the water together... or, grab a frenemy and tell them to jump in the lake!

What better way to shake off the old year than jumping into the brisk waters of Quail Creek Reservoir?

Dress up in your favorite costume to be entered in for a prize. Bring a friend, the kind of friend that will hold your hand and not let go to make sure you don't chicken out. The fact is that we don't have to carve through three feet of ice to get to the water, but IT. IS. COLD.Polar Plunge New Year's Day, 2022. Start the year with a splash! We live in a desert, where overnight winter temperatures can get into the low teens, and a breeze off of the mountain will have you reconsidering your choice of activities for the morning. Water temperatures typically range from 42˚-48˚, enough to spike your heart rate and freeze your (mega)bits! Deep breaths, take the plunge, make a memory! We will have support staff on hand to render assistance, if needed.

This is all for a good cause.

We are coming together to raise money for the Washington County Children's Justice Center. The Justice Center describes their function as follows:

"Before there were Children’s Justice Centers (called Children’s Advocacy Centers, or CACs in other parts of the country), investigation of child abuse required multiple interviews of the child victim by the police, social services, medical personnel, mental health professionals and attorneys. Each interview occurred at a different place and rarely in a setting that was familiar or comfortable for the child. Now, the Children’s Justice Center provides a homelike environment where a single interview is conducted by a trained child forensic interviewer, and all of the professionals then work together to provide the best-possible outcome for the child and family."

Donations will be accepted at the event. You can also donate online at . Everyone that contributes can show their donation receipt for a door prize drawing ticket.

Washington County Children's Justice Center logo



Let's help these kids.

Jump off the dock or run in from the boat ramp - it's all shallow with an exit up the boat ramp; jump or run in, walk out.

We will have hot chocolate and a fire to help warm you back up. Warming tent provided by Dream Season Guide Service owner and EasyShop Insurance Agent Damon Atkinson. Restrooms are nearby to change into dry clothes.

Registration now open online at Event is free, pre-registration is for liability waiver and eligibility for prizes. Depending on numbers we will add spaced start times in 15 min waves.  Waiver must be filled out to participate.  Children 8 and over are welcome to participate with parent present. 

Items you may want to bring: 

  • Costume
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Hand warmers
  • Blanket

Sign our Polar Plunge waiver here:

Sign up to volunteer to assist with the event on this link: Text 435-680-4025

Thank you to our Polar Plunge sponsors:

TDS Telecom Sponsors Polar Plunge 2024 on January 1 at Quail Creek State Park
Rotary Club of Washington City Utah is the Dig Paddlesports Event Volunteer Coordinator Sponsor for 2024
River Rock Roasting Co., Brew (and great food) with a Cliffside River View in La Verkin, UT
Muddy Bees Bakery - Homemade pastries, sandwiches, and gourmet raw, local honey products in Hurricane, UT.
Dreamseason Guide Service - Guided Fishing at Quail Creek State Park and Sand Hollow State Park - Call 435-680-5818 to book.
Mad Moose Rentals - OHV and Watercraft
Easyshop Insurance - Ask for Damon! - - We make your insurance solutions...well, easy! Call Damon Atkinson at 435-668-1241
Mainly Pizza - Leeds, Utah
Utah Division of Natural Resources, State Parks - Over 40 gorgeous state parks open to the public.
Zion Trohpies and Awards - Great selection of awards for your winners!
Become a sponsor by clicking the link below:


Photo gallery from years past:

Local Legend, Jeremy Poston, out-scots the Scots with flair and majesty. Patriotic munchies!
Big boys don't cry! They plunge!
Athletes from Pine Valley High School take the plunge for the Justice Center. Santa, was Mrs. Claus too hot for you? Dig Paddlesports' Tamra gets mega-cheerful on the Polar Plunge megaphone. - Terral Fox with a hallmark backflip into the refrigerator, while paddler and Ballet Master Chris Hall scrutinizes form.
Paddler (usually) Chris Hall demonstrates proper form while executing a dock launch arial arabesque with changement des pieds. Nicely done, Monsieur! The lineup. It doesn't take a village. It takes a few crazy friends and a desire to earn that hot chocolate. Dock launch, Fox-style.



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