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Local Weather for Jordanelle
- 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: 6/30/2015
Launch Ramp: Open. Courtesy docks are in. (View a live video feed of the main ramp: http://www.livelakeview.com/)
Campground: Open. Reservations are highly recommended. Hot showers, modern restrooms, and dump station are available. $20 for tents, $25 for power and water hookups, $28 for full hookups. Holiday and weekend rates begin May 22.
Water Temp: 73-75 degrees or more
Water Level: 86.1% Runoff is done and there is some debris in the water. Use caution. The Main Ramp is open. The PWC ramp is OPEN. Rock Cliff ramp is at the bottom of the concrete ramp.
Fishing Conditions: Fair.
Additional Fishing Info: Fish cleaning station is still open. 60,000 Trout were stocked on November 10!
HAILSTONE: Fee area. Holiday and weekend rates began May 22. The lease docks are open. The courtesy docks are in water at the main ramp and PWC ramp. The Marina Store is open. Park Office is open 10AM-5PM, Mon-Fri and will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-1PM. 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 by calling 1-800-322-3770 or online.
ROCK CLIFF: Fee area. The Nature Center at Rock Cliff is open Fridays 1pm-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5pm, and holidays 9am-5pm. Hike-in camping with flush restrooms and showers are $16/night. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-322-3770 or online.
ROSS CREEK: Fee area. Ross Creek Trailhead is open. 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). Please contact the park if you need to be professionally decontaminated. 435-649-9540. Go to www.stdofthesea.com for more information.
Last Updated: 6/29/15
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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.