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Jordanelle Reservoir

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Jordanelle Reservoir
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Last checked for updates: 10/5/2017

Current Conditions

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*South west boardwalk of Rock Cliff is closed due to water damage.  Other areas at Rock Cliff are open.

Day-Use:   OPEN.  There is some minor construction going on around the park so use caution.  Detours are possible.  The Nature Center is closed.  It will reopen Memorial weekend.   Marina Store is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM daily, weather permitting.  The Aqua X Zone is closed.  It will reopen mid-June.  Floating Campgrounds is OPEN.  The Cove and Beach House restrooms are CLOSED.

Surface:   OPEN.

Launch Ramp:   OPEN.  Courtesy docks are in place at the main ramp and personal watercraft ramp (PWC).   Restrooms are open at the main ramp and PWC ramp.

Campground:  All RV campgrounds are open.  McHenry is closed.   $30/night for sites with power and water.  Restrooms and showers are open.   Drive up tent sites are $25/night.  Hike-in tent sites and boat camping is $20/night.    Each site includes one vehicle.  All extra vehicles are $15/night.  Sites that are not reserved are available on a First-Come-First-Serve basis.    Sites 1-7 are OPEN at Rock Cliff on a first-come-first-serve basis; you will need to hike from the parking lot.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-322-3770 or clicking on the “Reservations” link on the top right of this page.  Reservations must be made at least two days in advance of your arrival.
Water Temp:  56 degrees
Water Level: 83.65%
Fishing Conditions: Good.  Some kokanee salmon are spawning, at only two years old!  Remember:  It is illegal to posses them between September 10 and November 30.  Anglers are catching rainbows, smallmouth bass and perch. There are reports of successful fishing for all species parallel to the Rock Cliff shoreline. For bass, try using green-pumpkin-colored four-inch Gary Yamamoto Senkos, rigged in either a Texas rig or wacky nose rig. When you use plastics, remember to mimic the coloration of the primary prey species. If the water is off-colored or there are low light conditions, use dark plastics, and if the water is clear or there are good light conditions, use bright-colored plastics. For trout, try jigging white tube jigs or neon-colored Aero-Jig Woolly Bugger jigs, or troll with chartreuse wedding rings. (09-22-17). 12″-rainbow trout were planted on May 10, 2017.  42,000 trout were planted on November 14, 2016.  248,000 Kokanee fingerlings were planted on April 11, 2017.  9,000 Tiger Muskie were planted in July and 25,000 wipers fingerlings were planted in late August 2016.
Additional Fishing Info: Fish cleaning station at Hailstone is open.  Click here for more information about the new fish species being stocked at Jordanelle.
Ice Thickness:   None.
Road Conditions:  Clear.  Some minor construction in the park.
Other Information:   AquaXzone is closed.  Jordanelle Rentals is open.   There is some general construction going on at the park so some areas may be torn up.
HAILSTONE:  Fee area.   Day use is $10/vehicle.  $5 for Utah residents 62 and older.   The lease docks are open.  The water and sewer pump out will be turned off on the docks on October 9.  The Marina Store fall hours are 9:00AM to 5:00PM daily.  Park Office is open Monday – Friday 10AM-5PM.  RV campgrounds are open.    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.  The Cove and Beach House restrooms are CLOSED.
ROCK CLIFF:   Fee area.  $7/vehicle.  $4 for Utah residents 62 and older.  There is some flooding on the south west boardwalk.  That area is closed.  The Nature Center is now closed.  The boat ramp is out of the water by about 20 feet.  Hike-in camping (sites #1-7 only) with restrooms and showers are available for $20/night on a first-come-first-serve basis.   Group site reservations can be made 11 months in advance.   Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at all times.  Dogs are NOT allowed on the south side of the main road.  
ROSS CREEK:   Day Use fees are $7 per vehicle or $4 for Utah residents 62 years of age or older.   Please do not use muddy trails as that increasing erosion.  Remember that dogs must be leashed and picked up after at all times.  The trails are open to non-motorized use only.

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 18 days in the fall time for simple boats like sail boats and non-motorized vessels (ex. paddle boards).  If you have a more complex boat with ballast tanks or in/outboard motors with unverified water, it’s 30 days of dry 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.   We generally have staff available each day of the week from at least 9:00AM to 5:00PM.   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.

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Last Updated: 10/03/17
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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 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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