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Jordanelle Reservoir

A nice Jordanelle Smallmouth
Jordanelle Reservoir
Local Weather for Jordanelle


Current Conditions:

Last checked for updates: 10/30/2014

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Water Temp: 
55 degrees
Water Level: 
66.1% All ramps are open and usuable at Hailstone. Rock Cliff ramp is dirt.
Fishing Conditions: 
No report.
Additional Fishing Info: 

Large 15" browns are starting to get caught in the reservoir.  People have had success from shore and boat.  As the water temps drop, the fishing will increasingly pick up.

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Other Information: 
Updated 10/28/2014. Open campgrounds include Upper Fisher, Lower Fisher, Murdock, and the cabins. The Nature Center at Rock Cliff is now closed for the season. The Marina Store is open 8:00AM-6:00PM. Park Office is open 10AM-5PM, Mon-Fri. Please call in advance if you need your boat decontaminated for Aquatic Invasive Species (or if you have been to Lake Powell).

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:  The auto fee station in Lane 1 is operational enough to take credit cards for day use only.  We have taken off the arm so annual passes can use that lane also.


CLOSED AREAS:  McHenry, Wasatch, Dutch Hollow, and Keetley campgrounds.  Lease Docks including pump station.  Cove restroom.  Beach House restroom.  On the water fuel.  PWC courtesy docks are out, seasonal wedge dock in.

Fall fees for Hailstone:  Day use is $10.00 per car , $5 per car for Utah Seniors 62 years and older.  Annual passes are available.  $25 for camping with power and water ($28 on holiday weekends), $20 for tent sites (no hookups)($22 on holiday weekends), $16 for hike-in sites (no hookups).  Cabin rentals are $65/night during the week and $80 on the weekends (dogs are NOT allowed at the cabins).  McHenry D campground (tents) is closed but tenters may camp in any of the open campgrounds at a site with a tent pad.  Dump station is available at no additional fee.  The fish cleaning station is open.  The main marina lease docks are closed.  Courtesy docks and wedge dock are still in at the main ramp.  Use caution while boating as the terrain may change daily.  A waiting list is in place for season wet slips and dry storage (see link below).  The Event Center is perfect for weddings and receptions ($750 for the day).  We are now accepting dates for 2015.  Dogs allowed where permitted and must be on a 6' leash (or shorter) at all times.  Dogs are not allowed along the public beach area (below the grassy areas by the cabanas and pavilions) or in or around the cabins.  The Marina Store's fall hours are 8:00AM-6:00PM.


Rock Cliff is open.  The fish cleaning station is open.  Hike-in camping is $16/night.  Only one tent per site allowed.   (the Rock View Hike-in campground at Rock Cliff is open; 6 sites).  Day use is $7.00 per car, $4.00 for Utah Seniors 62 years and older.  The Nature Center at Rock Cliff is closed for the season.  The Nature Center will be open on weekends starting on Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.  The ramp is out of the water.  Vehicles are NOT recommended to travel past the parking lot.  Many vehicles have gotten stuck and have received citations for causing damage.  Dogs are NOT allowed south of the parking lots which includes the campgrounds, river, and boardwalks.  


Ross Creek trailhead is open with vault toilets.  Non-motorized use only on the trail.  Day use is $7.00 per car, $5.00 for Utah Seniors 62 years and older.  Please remember to keep your dog leashed at all times and pick up after them.  This is especially important as coyotes have been seen in the area.  


Go here for a live video feed of the main ramp:  http://www.livelakeview.com/

Go here for the Boat Slip/Dry Storage Waiting List form:  http://stateparks.utah.gov/sites/stateparks.utah.gov/files/JDSP201415WaitingList.pdf

Go here for 2014 Boat Slip and Dry Storage information:  http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/park/jordanelle-state-park/events/2014-boat-slipdry-storage-random-draw-and-sealed-bid-process  

Go here for our quarterly newsletter: http://static.stateparks.utah.gov/docs/JDSPNewsletterOct2014.pdf  

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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