Welcome to Confluence Park
Confluence Park is a 344 acre undeveloped park managed by Washington County. It is uniquely located where Ash Creek and LaVerkin Creek drain into the Virgin River in Hurricane and La Verkin, Utah. Confluence Park sits at the bottom of large basaltic cliffs leaving it isolated and protected from development in the cities above.
In the past several decades, much of Confluence Park has been invaded by exotic trees species such as Russian Olive and Tamarisk trees. These trees outcompete other species and make the park less habitable to native species of plants and animals that once flourished in the area. Recent effort has cleared up much of the Park for the enjoyment and use by people and for preservation, protection and enhancement of the area’s rich cultural history, wildlife and natural resources.
Confluence Park has a long and beautiful history. It was once inhabited by the native Americans and early pioneers. It is often praised for its cultural and historic value. In addition, Confluence Park is home to many sensitive wildlife species. Several endangered and sensitive fish species live in the creeks and Virgin River at this location.
There are several hiking trails within the park, and access into the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, which also offers outstanding recreational opportunities with over 130 miles of multi-use trails.
The main entrance to Confluence Park is at the LaVerkin trailhead. You can access the park through the other trailheads as well.
1. Hurricane trailhead
From Main Street in Hurricane, travel north until the road ends. At this point you will see a faint trail that leads down to the river below.
2. SR-9 trailhead
SR-9 has a large bridge which crosses the river. Just north of this bridge is a pullout to the west. At this pullout you will see a trail that winds its way down to the river below. This trail follows the river to the old power station then continues on to eventually connect with the LaVerkin trailhead.
3. Center Street trailhead
From State Street in LaVerkin turn west on Center Street. At the end of the road there will be a trail which leads down into Confluence Park.
4. LaVerkin trailhead
From State Street in LaVerkin turn west on 900 North into a subdivision called Riverwoods. The paved road turns into a dirt road. Follow this dirt road to the Confluence Park parking lot found on your left (south).