Jordanelle State Park


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Campground Description

Jordanelle Reservoir is located in a picturesque mountain setting near Heber City. The park offers an array of recreational opportunities near the Wasatch Front. Two state-operated facilities provide camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, water sports, swimming, hiking and mountain biking.Hailstone- Located on the west shore of the reservoir off U.S. Highway 40, this area offers boating, water sports, year-round fishing, hiking, biking, camp service center and a childrens playground. Facilities include three separate camping areas, modern rest rooms, showers, utility hookups, fish cleaning and sewage disposal stations, visitor center, sandy beaches, three group-use pavilions, 41 day-use cabanas, two mini-Laundromats, childrens play area, two boat ramps (one ramp for personal watercraft), 80-slip marina with utility hookups, fuel dispensing, marina store, restaurant and miles of non-motorized trails. Rock Cliff- Located on the Provo River two miles west of Francis on State Route 32, this area offers interpretive trails, walk-in camping, fishing, education programs and nature study. Facilities include the Nature Center, boardwalks, 50 walk-in camping sites, group-use area, modern rest rooms, showers and a small boat access ramp. For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park. Perimeter Trail Jordanelle Reservoir can be reached by the non-motorized Perimeter Trail connecting Hailstone and Rock Cliff. The trail also allows hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and cross-country skiers to access Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park. Access from outside Hailstone is by the county frontage road north of the Mayflower exit and parallel to US 40. Access from Rock Cliff is off the main park road. Vehicular access from Rock Cliff requires a day-use permit. A day-use permit is required for recreational use of the reservoir. Boating A vessel launching and retrieval facility is at Hailstone. An eight-lane boat ramp is available for recreation vessel use with a separate three lane ramp for personal watercraft users. Limited access is available at Rock Cliff due to shallow water and lack of trailer parking. All Utah boating regulations are enforced. Please read Highlights from Utah Boating Laws and Rules available on this page or at visitor contact stations. Remember: Do not operate a vessel above a wakeless speed within 150 feet of another vessel or person in the water. A Coast Guard approved personal flotation device is required for each person aboard a vessel Boating safety is no accident. Be an informed operator. For safety reasons the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation imposes a 300-vessel carrying capacity on the reservoir at any one time. If the reservoir has reached capacity, please visit other boating parks in the area. Deer Creek and Rockport state parks offer fishing, sailing, wind surfing, swimming, boating and water skiing. Campers and golfers will enjoy Wasatch Mountain State Park with its 27-hole golf course. FishingJordanelle Reservoir provides excellent fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and smallmouth bass. A population of brown trout, produced in the Provo River, is expanding in the reservoir. This mix of species provides an excellent sport fishery. Jordanelle Reservoir/Central Utah Project Jordanelle Reservoir and Dam are a vital link in the Central Utah Project. The project, planned and constructed by the USDI Bureau of Reclamation, is the largest water development project in Utah History. The BOR created approximately 100 acres of Jordanelle wetlands. Among habitat structuring for waterfowl and shorebird nesting sites, special consideration will be given to the sandhill crane and western spotted frog.
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Posted by: TrailAPI on April 10, 2013
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    Campground Activities

    Camping, trails, docks, mountain biking, boating storage, boating, cabins, concessions, fishing, ice fishing, atv trails nearby, pro shop, snowshoeing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, nature trails, wildlife viewing

    Campground Amenities

    Boat Launch, Cabins, Drinking Water, Dump Station, Fire Ring, Flush Toilet, Grill, Hookup - Electric, Hookup - Sewer, Hookup - Water, Pets OK, Picnic Table, Showers, Wi-Fi

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    Camping Fees

    $16-$20 per night

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    Reviewed by cairnstone on June 5, 2013

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    Love this campground! My husband and I camped here last summer while visiting Park City. I distinctly remember sitting on the beach of the reservoir and admiring the gorgeous views of the glistening water with mountain silhouettes in the background.
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    Reviewed by Greg Heil on June 4, 2013

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    A beautiful campground with excellent, private sites, great amenities, nice campground hosts, and best of all--it's relatively affordable! Also, this campground is very easy to find and access. It'll feel like your home away from home!
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    Jordanelle State Park 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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