Deer Creek State Park

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Deer Creek State Park


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Deer Creek Reservoir lies in the southwest corner of beautiful Heber Valley and consistently provides some of Utah's finest year-round fishing. Warm water and predictable canyon winds make Deer Creek extremely popular for boating, wind surfing, sunbathing, swimming and sail boating. Facilities include two concrete boat launching ramps, 75-unit campground with modern rest rooms and showers, two group-use areas, sewage disposal and fish cleaning stations and paved parking area. A concessionaire provides a restaurant, boat rentals, gasoline and sundries.

Recreation at Deer Creek Dam and Reservoir, Provo River Project, is managed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. Situated in an open setting 7 miles southwest of Heber City, at the 5,420-foot elevation, with a 2,680-acre surface area. Managed recreation season is April through November; heavy use. Fish species include rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass. Charleston and Aspen Grove U.S. Geological Service maps cover the area. Reservations accepted at some campsites. Fees are charged. Stream fishing occurs both above and below the reservoir in the Provo River.

Map of Deer Creek (UT)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.417680, -111.496120



  • Boating

    Boating may be available.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Camping

    There are 14 sites all offering picnic tables, water, modern bathrooms, and showers during the summer.

  • Fishing

    Fishing may be available.

  • Hiking

    The Deer Creek Trail is a segment of the Provo-Jordan River Parkway Trail. This non-motorized trail is 8.03 miles long and is located on the western hillside above Deer Creek Reservoir. The trail is designed for biking, equestrian use and hiking. The trail provides access to the western shore of Deer Creek for walk-in anglers.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic sites available.

  • RVing

    RV sites may be available.

  • Water Sports

    Water sports available.

  • Winter Sports

    Ice fishing is the most popular winter sport in the park.

Park Partners

Provo River Water Users Association

The Association stores its water supply in Deer Creek Reservoir for delivery to its shareholders. The Association also operates the power plant for the Bureau of Reclamation and assists with power plant maintenance, as directed.

(801) 796-8770



From the Provo area exit I-15 on Orem 8th north;exit to US 189 drive east through Provo Canyon until you reach the park entrance. From Heber City take US 189 and drive south towards Provo Canyon to the park entrance- NOTE: three park areas, Island Beach, Rainbow Bay and Main Park