Rockport Reservoir Utah Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Rockport Reservoir

Rockport State Park and Reservoir boasts great year-round fishing as well as water-based activities including sailing and water skiing, and several campgrounds for overnight fun, located 30 minutes northeast of Park City. Read More

  • Rockport State Park and Reservoir is located 17.5 miles northeast of Park City, Utah. 
  • Fly-fish the Weber River. 
  • Boat, water-ski, sail, windsurf and swim in Rockport Reservoir. 
  • Set up your tent at one of eight campgrounds. 
  • Cast for trout, bass and perch. 
  • Enjoy bird-watching or wildlife viewing. 
  • $9 day use fee. 

Overview

Rockport State Park and Reservoir is a stone’s throw from Park City and serves as a superb year-round fishing location and a summertime venue for water sports. Park activities include fly fishing, ice fishing, water-skiing, sailing and swimming. Eight campgrounds and four picnic areas run north and south along the reservoir’s western shore; the boat launch and marina are also located on the western side.

Location/Directions

Rockport SP is located 17.5 miles northeast of Park City, off UT-32 just north of the Peoa. Approximate driving time is 30 minutes.

From Park City travel 5 miles on UT-248 E before turning left at Brown’s Canyon Road. Continue 2 miles and follow as it becomes UT-189 and UT-196. Turn left onto UT-32 N and drive 1.8 miles before turning left onto UT-302 N. merge onto US-40 E and continue 9 miles. Turn right onto River Road and follow for 2.7 miles before turning right onto E Main Street and then taking the third left onto UT-113 S/S Center Street and driving 4 miles. Turn right onto US-189 S and go 5.4 miles and then turn right onto UT-314 N.

Those traveling along I-80 can take exit 155 for UT-32 towards Wanship/Kamas and continue south.

Hours/Seasons

Rockport State Park is open year-round from 6 am – 11 pm daily.

Cost

  • $9 Day Use Pass (includes boat launch use)
  • $75 annual passes are available.

Contact Information

Rockport State Park
9040 North Highway 302
Peoa, UT 84061-9702
(435) 336-2241
www.stateparks.utah.gov/parks/rockport

Activities

  • Fishing
    Brown, Rainbow and Tiger Trout lurk in the reservoir as well as Smallmouth Bass and Perch. Troll, motor or paddle to “fishy” waters during summer or spud a hole and ice fish in winter. Fly fishing enthusiasts should head to the Weber River which runs between Rockport and Echo Reservoirs.
  • Boating/Water Skiing
    At 3 miles long and a half mile wide you’ll have plenty of room to drop a ski or raise a sail and cruise over to a quiet corner of the reservoir. Kayaking, power-boating, and wind-surfing are all reservoir favorites. Boat rentals are available.
  • Camping
    Rockport State Park has eight camping areas as well as three yurts available for rental. Overnight fees are $20 for traditional camping and $10 for primitive campgrounds. Group Day Use and Group Overnight Camping Areas are also available. Campgrounds fill quickly so consider reserving your site!
  • Nature Viewing
    Many species of migrating waterfowl call Rockport Reservoir home at different times during the year. Bird-watchers can glimpse swans, loons, Bald Eagles, Sage Grouse, Lewis's Woodpeckers, Northern Shrike, American Dippers, Green-tailed and Spotted Towhees. Several species of land-based wildlife can also be seen including mule deer, badgers, raccoons, and ground squirrels.

Fun Fact

Rockport State Park and Reservoir was named after an old rock fort that settlers used to protect themselves from skirmishes with Native American tribes.

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