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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: 7/29/2016
Launch Ramp: OPEN. The courtesy docks are in place at the main ramp and the PWC ramp. Restrooms are open at the main ramp and PWC ramp.
Campground: Reservations are highly recommended. All RV campsites are open with power and water for $30/night. Restrooms with showers are available. Drive-up tent campsites are (no hookups) $25/night. Laundry services are available. Hike-in campsites are $20/night.
Water Level: 85.31% The water line at Rock Cliff is near the bottom of the ramp. Ramp is usable. Watch for debris.
Fishing Conditions: Anglers are seeing a large number of rattlesnakes at the Rock Cliffs side near the boat ramp, so please use EXTREME CAUTION as you walk through the area. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass along the shoreline with jigs, especially near the Rock Cliffs side. Fish early mornings and late evenings for the best bite. Continue to use traditional baits (worms or PowerBait) and tube jigs from the shoreline. 75,000 Kokanee fingerlings were planted in April! 9,000 Tiger Muskie were planted in July.
Additional Fishing Info: Fish cleaning stations are open.
Road Conditions: Clear. UDOT started bridge work along Highway 40 on May 2 and will continue through August 29. Drivers should expect moderate delays use to lane restrictions and five-mile traffic shifts throughout the project. http://udot.utah.gov/go/us40bridges
HAILSTONE: Fee area. Day use is $10/vehicle on weekdays and $15 on weekends and holidays. $5 for Utah residents 62 and older. The lease docks are OPEN. The courtesy docks available at the main ramp and PWC ramp. The Marina Store is open daily. Park Office is open 9AM-5PM, daily. Open for camping in all loops. 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. Reservations can be made 4 months in advance of your arrival date by calling 1-800-322-3770 or online. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Group site reservations can be made 11 months in advance. Personalized campfire programs are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 6:30PM-9:30PM. An interpreter will come to your campsite and give a 20-minute program of your choosing. Campers can sign up at Murdock Camp Services before 6:00PM.
ROCK CLIFF: Fee area. $7/vehicle. $4 for Utah residents 62 and older. The Nature Center at Rock Cliff will be open Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Hike-in camping (sites #1-7 only) with restrooms and showers are $20/night. Reservations can be made 4 months in advance of your arrival date by calling 1-800-322-3770 or online. Group site reservations can be made 11 months in advance.
ROSS CREEK: Day Use fees are $7/vehicle. $4 for UTAH residents 62 and older. 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). You must be dry for 7 days in the summer time. Please contact the park to make an appointment if you need to be professionally decontaminated just to make sure we are ready for you. If you have been to Powell and your boat has ballast tanks, you must be decontaminated regardless of the time the boat has been out of the water. This is due to the major infestation at Powell. Mussels are appearing on boats that are there less than a week. 435-649-9540. Go to www.stdofthesea.com for more information.
Last Updated: 07/25/16
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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.