Last checked for updates: 4/15/2015
If you catch a fish with a clipped fin, please measure the tagged fish in millimeters, and note which fin is clipped and report the data to the state park office or the Springville DWR office. Float tubers report good fishing with Rapalas. Boaters anglers should try trolling in 30 to 60 feet of water. Try throwing jerkbaits for smallmouth bass. You probably should also try using traditional baits, like worms or PowerBait. The water temperatures are hovering around 40 degrees. People are also catching in the coves north of the marina on the west side from shore and boat.
Two camp loops are OPEN with hookups on a first-come-first-serve basis. Murdock and Upper Fisher. Murdock Camp Services and Upper Fisher RR (with restrooms and showers) are OPEN. Both ramps are OPEN with courtesy docks. Fees for Hailstone: Day use is $10.00 per car , $5 per car for Utah Seniors 62 years and older. Annual passes are available. Upper Fisher and Murdock are OPEN for camping. $25 for water and power, $28 for water, power, and sewer. $20 for tent camping. Water is also available at the dump station. Cabins are OPEN. 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 AREA:
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 AREA:
Ross Creek trailhead is OPEN. Day use is $7.00 per car or $4 per car for Utah Seniors 62 years of age and older. 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.
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 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.