Joes Valley Reservoir

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Joes Valley Reservoir


(801) 379-1071

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Joes Valley Dam, Emery County Project, is an earthfill dam 1,290,000 cubic yards in volume, 192 feet above streambed, and 750 feet long at the crest. Recreation management at Joes Valley Reservoir is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, Manti-La Sal National Forest. An open setting with limited shade. Situated 15 miles west of Orangeville, at a 6,990-foot elevation with a 1,160-acre surface area. Managed recreation season is May through October with use heavy on weekends and holidays. Available fish species include rainbow trout, splake trout, and cutthroat trout. Reservations accepted for certain campsites; fees charged. Joes Valley U.S. Geological Service map covers the area. Stream fishing above and below the reservoir.

Map of Joes Valley Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 39.294184, -111.280851



  • Boating

    Boat ramp on site.

  • Camping

    Joe's Valley Campground Restrooms are provided at the campground. There is a boat ramp nearby with additional parking. The campground is in a desert setting, with hot and dry climate, at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Campground roads are paved and there is a paved parking area.

  • Fishing

    Available fish species include rainbow trout, splake trout, and cutthroat trout.

  • Hiking

    Plenty of hiking oppurtunities.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted. The adjoining mountains are full of large game. Utah requires valid hunting and fishing licenses and permits.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged.

  • RVing

    The campsite provides RV sites.

  • Winter Sports

    When the weather turns cold and snow begins to pile up head for Joes Valley. Snowmobiling, backcountry skiing and ice fishing in the reservoir provide hours of enjoyment.



All weather access. From Orangeville, Utah, to State Road 29.

Phone Numbers


(801) 379-1071