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- Elevation: 6,166 ft.
- Surface Area: 3,300 acres
- Volume Capacity: 360,500 acre-feet
- Max. Depth: 292 ft.
- Avg. Depth: 109 ft.
Last checked for updates: 5/11/2015
ROAD CONSTRUCTION WILL RESUME ON MONDAY, MAY 11. There will be some closures and detours.
Our DECONTAMINATION unit for Quagga is DOWN/BROKE. We are taking it in today to get fixed. If you need your boat decontaminated, you will need to go to Deer Creek. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Launch Ramp: Open. Courtesy docks are in. (View a live video feed of the main ramp: http://www.livelakeview.com/)
Campground: Partially Open. Road construction this week! There will be one campground open at all times, but you may have to move if staying for multiple nights during the week. Murdock Way is power, water, and some sites with sewer. Available on a first-come-first-serve basis until May 15. Showers and restrooms are open. $20 for tents, $25 for power and water hookups, $28 for full hookups.
Water Temp: 52 degrees or more
Water Level: 72.4% Runoff is starting and there is some debris in the water. Use caution. The Main Ramp is open. The PWC ramp is OPEN. When the PWC area gets slurry sealed, the main ramp will need to be used for reservoir access. Rock Cliff ramp is dirt due to low water.
Fishing Conditions: Good. With the water temps rising, fish are biting.
Additional Fishing Info: Fish cleaning station is still closed. 60,000 Trout were stocked on November 10!
HAILSTONE: Fee area. There will be some road construction at the park beginning May 4, weather dependent. The park will not be completely closed during the road construction, but there will be some detours. All construction should be done by May 15. Campsites are open on a first-come-first-serve basis until May 15. The lease docks are open. The courtesy docks are in water at the main ramp and PWC ramp. The Marina Store is now open on weekends. Park Office is open 10AM-5PM, Mon-Fri and will be open this Saturday from 9AM-1PM. Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at all times. Dogs are NOT allowed in or around the cabins and on the public beach.
ROCK CLIFF: Fee area. The Nature Center at Rock Cliff is closed and will reopen Memorial Day weekend. Hike-in camping with a port-a-potty is available for $10/night.
ROSS CREEK: Fee area. Ross Creek Trailhead is open. Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at all times.
You must self-decontaminate for Aquatic Invasive Species/mussels (or if you have been to Lake Powell or Deer Creek). Please contact the park if you need to be professionally decontaminated. 435-649-9540. Go to www.stdofthesea.com for more information.
Last Updated: 5/11/15
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
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.
- Statewide Trout/Salmon/Grayling limit: 4 fish (in the aggregate)
- Perch limit: 50 fish
- All bass (smallmouth or largemouth) over 12 inches must be immediately released
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.
- For Smallmouth, use drop-shot rigs or wacky rigged senkos
- Large Browns can be caught with crankbaits or tube jigs
- For perch fishing, use small curly tail or crappie jigs, and the
first perch you catch to tip your lures with a small strip of perch meat
to 'sweeten' the presentation and increase your success.