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Jordanelle Reservoir


A nice Jordanelle Smallmouth
Jordanelle Reservoir
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Last checked for updates: 6/27/2016

Current Conditions

 Day-Use: Open.
Surface:    Open.
Launch Ramp: OPEN.  The courtesy docks are in place at the main ramp and the PWC ramp.  Restrooms are open at the main ramp and PWC ramp.
Campground: All RV campsites are open with power and water for $30/night.   Restrooms with showers are available.  Drive-up tent campsites are (no hookups) $25/night.   Laundry services are available.  Hike-in campsites are $20/night.
Water Temp:  67 degrees
Water Level: 91.08%   The water line at Rock Cliff is near the bottom of the ramp.  Ramp is usable.  Watch for debris.
Fishing Conditions: Anglers are catching smallmouth along the shoreline with jigs, especially near the Rock Cliffs side. Trout are being caught near the steep banks by the dam. Fish early mornings and late evenings for the best bite. Continue to try worms, PowerBait or tube jigs from the shore.   75,000 Kokanee fingerlings were planted in April!
Additional Fishing Info: Fish cleaning stations are open.
Ice Thickness:   None
Road Conditions:  Clear.  UDOT will start bridge work along Highway 40 on May 2 and continue through August 29.  Drivers should expect moderate delays use to lane restrictions and five-mile traffic shifts throughout the project.  http://udot.utah.gov/go/us40bridges
Other Information:
HAILSTONE:  Fee area.   Day use is $10/vehicle on weekdays and $15 on weekends and holidays.  $5 for Utah residents 62 and older.   The lease docks are OPEN. The courtesy docks available at the main ramp and PWC ramp.  The Marina Store is open daily.  Park Office is open 9AM-5PM, daily.   Open for camping in all loops.   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.  Personalized campfire programs are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 6:30PM-9:30PM.  An interpreter will come to your campsite and give a 20-minute program of your choosing.  Campers can sign up at Murdock Camp Services.
ROCK CLIFF:  Fee area.  $7/vehicle.  $4 for Utah residents 62 and older.  The Nature Center at Rock Cliff will be open Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.   Hike-in camping (sites #1-7 only) with restrooms and showers are $20/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.
ROSS CREEK:   Day Use 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 18 days in the spring 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: 06/24/16
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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