Last checked for updates: 4/16/2014
We are now ice free on the main ramp. The ice is all gone except for a few spots on the north end towards Ross Creek. We have put in the wedge dock for now. We hope to have the courtesy dock in soon. We have three camp loops open for self-contained camping.
Big browns have been pulled out lately. A really nice rainbow (22" 5lbs) was pulled from shore on Sunday. See our Facebook page for a picture.
Check out our Facebook page for pictures of the fish from the tournament. An angler caught a beautiful brown on 2/18/14, 27" in about 12" of ice. He also had several other big ones on the line but was unable to bring them up. A large number of 8-9" trout were stocked in November.
The PWC ramp is free from ice and you can launch a boat, however the ramp looks like it's about 10' below the water line. It's also very muddy. Large boats need to be launched at the MAIN ramp now. Launch at your own risk.
ICE: Is gone for the Season. There may be a few spots with ice on the north end of the lake.
Winter Rates are in effect: $7.00 per car, $4 per car for Seniors 62 years and older. $16 for camping at Hailstone. Dutch Hollow, Murdock, and Upper Fisher are open for self-contained camping only (power but no water or restrooms). Upper Fisher restroom is open, but no showers yet. Water is available at the dump station. $10 for camping at Rock Cliff (the Rock View Hike-in campground at Rock Cliff is open; 6 sites). Ross Creek trailhead is open with vault toilets.
Most facilities are still shut down for the winter. There is a heated restroom at the main boat ramp. The restroom is open at the PWC ramp and Upper Fisher, and a vault restroom at the trailhead at Rock Cliff as well as a port-a-potty at the campground.
The seasonal wedge dock is back in place at the PWC ramp, however it is high on the ramp due to the end of the ramp not far from shore. The wedge dock is in at the MAIN ramp. All boats need to be launched from this ramp.
The courtesy docks have been removed for winter and will be installed around May 1.
Go here for a live video feed of the main ramp: http://www.livelakeview.com/
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://static.stateparks.utah.gov/docs/JDSPNewsletterSpring2014.pdf
Go here for information about the Wasatch Back Quad-fishalon ice fishing tournament: http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/park/jordanelle-state-park/events/wasatch-back-quad-fishalon
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 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.