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Jordanelle Reservoir

A nice Jordanelle Smallmouth
Jordanelle Reservoir
Local Weather for Jordanelle


Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 12/7/2016

Current Conditions

 Day-Use: Open.  AquaXzone is closed.  The Nature Center is now closed.  Marina Store is closed for the season.
Surface:    Open.
Launch Ramp: OPEN.  The wedge docks are in place at the main ramp and the PWC ramp.  Restrooms are open at the main ramp and porta-potties are available at the PWC ramp. With the recent snowfall, we have plowed the boat ramps but be cautious as they can be slick.
Campground:  All of the campgrounds at Hailstone are closed for the season.  Sites 1-7 are OPEN at Rock Cliff. Dry camping(no hookups) is allowed in the marina parking lot for $16/night. The restroom at the top of the main ramp will remain open and heated for winter.
Water Temp:  45 degrees
Water Level: 60.30%   Launching at Rock Cliff is NOT recommended due to mud.  Watch for debris and trees starting to poke up in shallow areas.
Fishing Conditions:   Fishing is good.  People fishing from boats are getting their limits.   42,000 trout were planted on November 14, 2016.  75,000 Kokanee fingerlings were planted in April.  9,000 Tiger Muskie were planted in July and 25,000 wipers fingerlings were planted in late August.
Additional Fishing Info: Fish cleaning station at Hailstone and Rock Cliff are now closed.  Click here for more information about the new fish species being stocked at Jordanelle.
Ice Thickness:   None
Road Conditions:  Clear.
Other Information:   AquaXzone is closed for the season.  Jordanelle Rentals is closed for the season.  There is some general construction going on at the park so some areas may be torn up.
HAILSTONE:  Fee area.   Day use has been reduced to $7/vehicle.  $4 for Utah residents 62 and older.   The lease docks are CLOSED. The courtesy docks have been removed at the main ramp and the PWC ramp, but the wedge docks are in place.  The Marina Store is now closed.  Park Office is open 10AM-5PM, Monday through Friday. Campgrounds are currently closed. 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 are no longer being accepted.   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.
ROCK CLIFF:  Fee area.  $7/vehicle.  $4 for Utah residents 62 and older.  The Nature Center at Rock Cliff is now closed for the season.   Hike-in camping (sites #1-7 only) with a Porta-Potty in the parking lot are $10/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. With the low water level, the boat ramp is completely out of the water and extremely muddy.
ROSS CREEK:   Day Use fees have been suspended for the winter. There will be no winter maintenance(plowing). Use at your own risk. The restrooms remain open.  Remember that 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 30 days (or 3 days hard freeze) in the winter 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: 11/30/16
Check out the “Park Events” section of this website for a list of current events and activities including info on boat slips and dry storage.

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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