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Jordanelle Reservoir


A nice Jordanelle Smallmouth
Jordanelle Reservoir
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Last checked for updates: 2/24/2017

Current Conditions

Day-Use:   Plowed.  About 4+” of snow.   The main ramp is plowed and the restrooms there are dug out.   Rock Cliff has been plowed to the ramp and over the vehicle bridge.  The Nature Center is now closed.  Marina Store is closed for the season and will reopen May 1.

Surface:   The colder temperatures have improved ice conditions.  There is about 10″ of ice at Hailstone, north of the ramp near the docks and about 3″ of ice at the PWC ramp near the buoys.  The ice was very hard and slick on 2/15/17.  It has softened some since then, but much colder air is in the forecast.  Use caution.  Rock Cliff is inaccessible due to open water.   The water level has gone up so edges may be soft.  If you use a snowmobile or ATV, you may ONLY access the ice.  OHV’s are not allowed off the ice on the land area of the park.   Please make sure they are properly registered as required.

Launch Ramp:  All are iced in.    Restrooms are open at the main ramp and porta-potties are available at the PWC ramp.    The main ramp at Hailstone and PWC ramp is plowed, but can be icy.   The road to the ramp at Rock Cliff has been plowed.
Campground:  All of the campgrounds at Hailstone are closed for the season.    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.   Sites 1-7 are OPEN at Rock Cliff, but you will need to hike from the parking lot.
Water Temp:  31 degrees
Water Level: 61.24%
Fishing Conditions:  Ice conditions have deteriorated some since the weekend.  The edges are soft in some places. Anglers have been catching perch and planter rainbows. For perch, try using chartreuse, pink or orange ratfinkees, chartreuse Marabou jigs, or white tube jigs tipped with a mealworm or wax worm. For trout, try using Gitzit Bait Saver with corn- or garlic-scented PowerBait; Maniac Gizzy Bugs; Maniac Cut’R Bugs; glow or white tube jigs; or white curly-tail grubs tipped with bait.  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:  The colder temperatures have improved ice conditions.  There is about 10″ of ice at Hailstone, north of the ramp near the docks and about 3″ of ice at the PWC ramp near the buoys.  The ice was very hard and slick on 2/15/17.  It has softened some since then, but much colder air is in the forecast.  Use caution.  Rock Cliff is inaccessible due to open water.   The water level has gone up so edges may be soft.  If you use a snowmobile or ATV, you may ONLY access the ice.  OHV’s are not allowed off the ice on the land area of the park.   Please make sure they are properly registered as required.
Road Conditions:  Snow packed and plowed.
Other Information:   AquaXzone is closed for the season.  They will reopen in June.  Jordanelle Rentals is closed for the season and will reopen May 1.  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 Marina Store is now closed.  Park Office is open 10AM-5PM, Monday through Friday.  Campgrounds are currently closed, but you can camp in the marina parking lot.   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 accepted arriving May 1 or later.   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:  Plowed.  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.   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 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: 2/21/17
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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