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Jordanelle Reservoir

A nice Jordanelle Smallmouth
Jordanelle Reservoir
Local Weather for Jordanelle


Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 3/26/2015

Launch Ramp: 
Partially Open
High Temp: 
upper 50's
Low Temp: 
Water Temp: 
40 degrees or more
Water Level: 
65.1% The Main Ramp is open. The PWC ramp is OPEN. Rock Cliff ramp is dirt.
Fishing Conditions: 
slow to fair
Additional Fishing Info: 

People are catching from both shore and boats.  They are doing a little better on boats.  Rainbow trout, brown trout, and some perch are being caught.  Still a little cold for the bass. 

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Other Information: 
Updated 3/23/2015. The Nature Center at Rock Cliff is closed and will re-open Memorial weekend. The Marina Store is closed. Park Office is open 10AM-5PM, Mon-Fri. You must self-decontaminate for Aquatic Invasive Species/mussels or call the park for an appointment for professional decontamination (or if you have been to Lake Powell or Deer Creek).

NOTICE:  Starting immediately, those boating on Deer Creek Reservoir must decontaminate their boat before leaving the state park.  DNA tests at two laboratories indicate microscopic juvenile quagga mussels - called veligers - were found in a water sample taken at the reservoir.  Self-decontamination during winter requires the boat to be dry for at least 30 days or as little as three days if the temperature the boat is drying in remains below 32 degrees for at least 72 straight hours.



Lease Dock including pump station.  Cove restroom.  Beach House restroom.  On the water fuel.  PWC restroom (there's a port-a-potty there).  Cabins. 

Two camp loops are OPEN.  Murdock and Upper Fisher.  Murdock Camp Services (with restrooms and showers) is OPEN.  Both ramps are OPEN with courtesy docks.  Winter fees for Hailstone:  Day use is $7.00 per car , $4 per car for Utah Seniors 62 years and older.   Annual passes are available.  Upper Fisher and Murdocks are OPEN for camping.  $25 for water and power, $28 for water, power, and sewer.  Water is also available at the dump station. Cabins will be open in the next week or so.  Dump station is available at no additional fee.  The fish cleaning station is closed.  The main marina lease docks are closed, but will be available May 1.  Use caution while boating as the terrain may change daily.  A waiting list is in place for season wet slips and dry storage (see link below).  The Event Center is perfect for weddings and receptions ($750 for the day).  Call to check for availability and to schedule a tour.  We are now accepting dates for 2015.  Dogs allowed where permitted and must be on a 6' leash (or shorter) at all times.  Dogs are not allowed along the public beach area (below the grassy areas by the cabanas and pavilions) or in or around the cabins. 


Rock Cliff is open.   The fish cleaning station is closed.  Hike-in camping is $10/night. The restrooms at the campground are closed but there is a port-a-potty there. Only one tent per site allowed.   (the Rock View Hike-in campground at Rock Cliff is open; 6 sites).  Day use is $7.00 per car, $4.00 for Utah Seniors 62 years and older.  The Nature Center at Rock Cliff is closed for the season.  The Nature Center will be open on weekends starting on Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.  The ramp is out of the water.  Vehicles are NOT recommended to travel past the parking lot.  Many vehicles have gotten stuck and have received citations for causing damage.  Dogs are NOT allowed south of the parking lots which includes the campgrounds, river, and boardwalks.  

                          WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS:  Deer, rabbits, lots of birds and ducks, and a mountain lion was reported near the river bridges this past winter.


Ross Creek trailhead will remain open without any winter maintenance, therefore no fees are necessary at this time. Happy Holidays!  Non-motorized use only on the trail.  Please remember to keep your dog leashed at all times and pick up after them.  This is especially important as coyotes have been seen in the area.  


CANCELED:  Wasatch Back Quad-fishalon Ice Fishing Tournament http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/park/jordanelle-state-park/events/wasatch-back-quad-fishalon

Go here for a live video feed of the main ramp:  http://www.livelakeview.com/

Go here for the Boat Slip/Dry Storage Waiting List form:  http://stateparks.utah.gov/sites/stateparks.utah.gov/files/JDSP201415WaitingList.pdf

Go here for 2014 Boat Slip and Dry Storage information:  http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/park/jordanelle-state-park/events/2014-boat-slipdry-storage-random-draw-and-sealed-bid-process  

Go here for our quarterly newsletter:   http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/sites/stateparks.utah.gov/files/JDSPNewsletterJan2015.pdf

Jordanelle Reservoir is one of Utah's most famous waters, and is known as a trophy Smallmouth Bass fishery. It also has some real trophy sized Brown Trout and some big Largemouth Bass as well. The perch fishing at Jordanelle is also very fast. The DWR recently increased the limit on perch at this reservoir from the statewide 20 fish to 50 fish for Jordanelle.

Jordanelle also provides a great trout fishery as well. The lake is home to several species of trout, including the native Cutthroat Trout, the Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.

Jordanelle is located between Park City and Heber valleys, near Kamas, Utah in Wasatch County. It is a beautiful lake set around the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. If you go, you'll enjoy a great lake for fishing as well as many other aquatic activities. There are 2 main areas, both Utah State Parks. One is the Hailstone Marina, on the north end of the reservoir. The other is the Rock Cliff Recreational Area, located on the East side where the Provo River enters the reservoir.

Jordanelle Brown Trout
A nice Brown Trout caught at Jordanelle in April 2006

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Click here to view current conditions at Jordanelle Reservoir. You can view and even control a webcam provided by www.utahlakeview.com to check on ramp conditions and weather before you go.

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