Jordanelle State Park

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Jordanelle State Park

Utah

(435) 649-9540

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Overview

Jordanelle State Park is located in a picturesque mountain setting near Heber City. The park offers an array of recreation opportunities near the Wasatch Front. Camping, boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking are some of the activities to do at this very popular park. The park offers two recreation areas, Hailstone and Rock Cliff. Hailstone is a large developed campground and day-use area on the west side of the reservoir, and is a favorite location of boaters and RV campers. Many of the campsites offer water and electric hook-ups. The concession service, Jordanelle Marina, offers boat rentals and other recreation items to complete your trip. Rock Cliff Recreation Area is located on the southeast corner of the reservoir and offers visitors a quieter experience. Nestled in the tall cottonwoods on the Upper Provo River, Rock Cliff offers camping, a nature center and a boardwalk. These campgrounds are walk-in and dogs are not allowed.

The Event Center is located near the park entrance. Perched on a hill with a spectacular sweeping view of the reservoir, it's the perfect venue for weddings, reunions and meetings.

The lake at the park was formed by the Jordanelle Dam, a feature of the Central Utah Project, Bonneville Unit, managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Recreation at Jordanelle State Park managed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation.

Map of Jordanelle (UT)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.624051, -111.432245

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Activities

  • Boating

    Motorboats, electric motor boats, kayaks, canoes and sailboats are allowed on the lake.

    Jordanelle Rentals offers wave runner and boat rentals rentals, pro shop, mooring rentals and dry storage, general store, dewinterization, and boat repairs and detailing. Call 435-615-7397 for more information or go to www.jordanellerentals.com. There are also boat slips available.

  • Bird Watching

    At least 89 bird species, including 66 neotropical migrants, were seen. These include the Cedar Waxwing, Fox Sparrow, Cassin's Finch, Sandhill Crane, and Virginia Rail. Bird activity peaks during the months of April through October. Bald Eagles and Northern Pygmy Owl are present during the winter.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling permitted.

  • Camping

    There are several campgrounds in the area and also group sites available. Sites offer water, fire pits, toilets, and showers.

  • Fishing

    Fishing permitted. Jordanelle Reservoir provides excellent fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and smallmouth bass.

  • Hiking

    Raised boardwalks connect the trails and the visitor center. Great opportunities for wildlife viewing as well as educational and interactive exhibits are on display.

  • Historic Sites

    The visitor center at Hailstone Recreation Area features informative and educational displays, which interpret the history of the Jordanelle area. Exhibits relate the fascinating story of the mining and agricultural days of yesteryear, and detail the development of Jordanelle Reservoir and the Central Utah Project. Evening campfire programs are conducted in the outdoor amphitheater just north of the visitor center.

  • Picnicking

    There are group day use areas in the park.

  • RVing

    RV sites are available in the campgrounds complete with electric, sewer, and water hookups.

  • Water Sports

    Almost any kind of boating you can think of is offered here. From motorboats to canoes, if you love water sports this is your park.

  • Wildlife Watching

    On the eastern shore of Jordanelle Reservoir lies the Rock Cliff Nature Center. Nestled in the tall cottonwoods of the Upper Provo River, Rock Cliff offers visitors the opportunity to experience nature on a very intimate level. Elevated boardwalks and groomed interpretive trails guide visitors across wetlands and rivers to the Nature Center where educational and interpretive exhibits add to the visitor's knowledge and appreciation of this fragile environment.

    Birdwatchers, photographers, and other nature enthusiasts come from around the nation to view the over 200 different forms of bird and mammal life, which call Rock Cliff home. On any given day, visitors to this one-of-a-kind state park facility may see majestic golden eagles, redtail hawks, hummingbirds, mule deer, elk, or moose along the Upper Provo River within Rock Cliff. In the evenings, campers go to sleep listening to the sounds of rushing water, playful raccoons, or the hooting of a great horned owl.

  • Winter Sports

    Ice fishing is offered in the winter.

Directions

Driving

Hailstone (main boat ramp) - Take I-80 east to US 40 south, then take the Mayflower exit (#8); Rock Cliff (nature center) - Take I-80 east to US 40 south, at the traffic light turn left to U 32 east, travel about 7.5 miles then left on Rock Cliff Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(435) 649-9540

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