Jordanelle Reservoir Utah Fishing, Camping, Boating

Jordanelle Reservoir


Composed of two recreation areas near Heber City, Jordanelle State Park and Reservoir is the perfect place to enjoy the Wasatch Mountains by land or lake any time of the year.

  • Jordanelle State Park and Reservoir is located just 10 miles east of Park City.
  • The park is comprised of Hailstone and Rock Cliff Recreation Areas.
  • Hailstone is perfect for boating, camping, and fishing. 
  • Explore the nature trail in Rock Cliff Nature Area. 
  • Day use fees (per vehicle): $10/Hailstone, $7/Rock Cliff. 

Overview

Jordanelle State Park and Reservoir is located on the eastern slopes of the Wasatch Range. The park is composed of two state-operated Recreation Areas – Hailstone and Rock Cliff.

Hailstone Recreation Area is the place to play, featuring a large campground, 3 beaches, a marina, boat launch, pavilion, and concession facilities.

For a quieter experience, head to the south east corner of the reservoir and relax in Rock Cliff Recreation Area. Here you will find a nature center, nature trail and hike-in camping locations.

Location/Directions

Jordanelle State Park is located just 10 miles east of Park City.

To reach the Hailstone Area from Park City drive north on UT-224 then east onto UT-248. Turn right onto US-40 E and continue 4 miles before taking exit 8 toward UT-319 E/Deer Hollow Road.

To reach the Rock Cliff Area keep traveling south on US-40 E until you reach the traffic light at the junction with US-32 E. Travel 7.5 miles along US-32 E then turn left onto Rock Cliff Road.

Hours/Seasons

Jordanelle State Park is open year-round. (Rock Cliff Nature Area closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.) Hours are 6 am - 10 pm during summer and 8 am - 5 pm during winter.

Day Use Fees

  • Hailstone: $10 per vehicle (up to 8 passengers)
  • Rock Cliff: $7 per vehicle
  • Annual pass: $75

Contact Information

Jordanelle State Park
SR 319 #515 Box 4
Heber City, UT 84032-0001

Hailstone: (435) 649-9540
Rock Cliff: (435) 782-3030
http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/jordanelle  

Activities

Boating
Jordanelle Reservoir is open for power boating, water-skiing, jet skiing, sailing, paddling and floating. A concessions facility is located within the Hailstone Area, near the marina and boat launch. Services include wave runner and boat rentals, mooring rentals, storage, pro shop and general store.

Fishing
Jordanelle Reservoir is known as a great bass and trout fishery. Hook into a big Smallmouth or pull up a large Brown Trout. Other fishable species include Cutthroat and Rainbow trout, Largemouth and perch.

Nature Walking
Take a walk down the nature trail in the Rock Cliff Area. Head through the cottonwoods near the Upper Provo River and along the shores of the Reservoir.

Camping
Hailstone Campground is located on the reservoir’s western shore and serves as the main camping area. It features 103 sites, restroom, shower, laundry, play ground and dump station. Overnight camping fees range from $16-$20. Group use areas are also available.

For a quieter camping experience, head to the south eastern corner of the reservoir and stay at a hike-in location within the Rock Cliff Camping Area. Overnight fees are $16.

Fun Fact

The Hailstone Event Center is available to rent for special events, receptions and meetings. Throw your next family party against a gorgeous backdrop of the Wasatch Front.


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