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Jordanelle Reservoir

A nice Jordanelle Smallmouth
Jordanelle Reservoir
Local Weather for Jordanelle


Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 2/5/2016

Current Conditions

Day-Use: Open.  About 2″ of new snow.  About 20″ on the ground.
Surface:  Partially open near the dam.
Launch Ramp: CLOSED.  Main and PWC ramps are closed (iced in, but plowed).  There may be some ice on the ramps.  Use at your own risk.  Courtesy docks have been removed for winter.  Seasonal wedge docks have been removed due to ice.  (View a live video feed of the main ramp:  http://www.livelakeview.com/)
Campground: CLOSED for winter.   There is water available at the marina restroom and at the dump station.  Primitive self-contained camping is available in the Marina Parking Lot for $16/night.  A heated restroom is available there.   Campfires must be self-contained and at least 18″ off the ground.
Water Temp:  32 degrees or less
Water Level: 56%   The Main Ramp has about 8-10″ of ice.  There is snow on the ice, some slushy parts, and some with layers of water on it.  The PWC ramp has about 8″ of ice.   There is about 5-10″ of ice at Rock Cliff.  The water line at Rock Cliff is below the ramp so there is dirt/mud/ice.  There is about 8-10″ of ice with slushy spots in the north arm.
Fishing Conditions: Fair to good.  Anglers have been doing well catching trout.  Anglers have caught rainbows, brown, cutthroat and perch.  A 12″ perch was caught last weekend.  Nice browns pulled out too.   60,000 rainbow trout were stocked on November 9th and 10th.
Additional Fishing Info: Fish cleaning stations are closed for the season.  Anglers may use OHV’s to access the ice.  OHV’s must be driven from the parking lot, down the ramp, and onto the ice.  OHV’s are not allowed to be operated anywhere else in the park.
Ice Thickness:   8-10″ at Hailstone with some slushy spots.  The entire north arm has ice.  The Main Ramp has about 8″ of ice. The PWC ramp has about 6″ of ice.   There is about 5-10″ of ice at Rock Cliff.
Road Conditions: Plowed and snow packed.
Other Information:
HAILSTONE:  Fee area.   Day use is now $7/vehicle.   The lease docks are CLOSED. The courtesy docks at the main ramp and PWC ramp have been removed for the winter as well as the wedge docks.  The Marina Store is closed.  Park Office is generally open 10AM-5PM, Mon-Fri, closed holidays.  We will be open this Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr Day.  Self-contained camping is available at the marina parking lot where there is a heated restroom for $16/night.  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.  Snowshoes are available to rent for $5/day at the park office.  Reservations can be made 4 months in advance of your arrival date by calling 1-800-322-3770 or online.
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 port a potties are $10/night.   Reservations can no longer be made.  First-come-first-serve at this point.  Ice is starting to form on the reservoir.
ROSS CREEK:  Fees have been waived for the winter season as we will not be performing maintenance or plowing.  Please pack out your trash.  Use at your own risk.  Summer 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 30 days in the winter time.  Please contact the park to make an appointment if you need to be professionally decontaminated.  435-649-9540.  Go to www.stdofthesea.com for more information.
Last Updated: 01/26/16
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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 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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