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Deer Valley Ponds

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • Grassy lawns and a small sandy beach greet the kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders.- Deer Valley Ponds
  • The Park City Grocery and Cafe has a prime location. Enjoy the patio as your friends play below.- Deer Valley Ponds
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  • Deer Valley Ponds.- Deer Valley Ponds
  • Benches to enjoy the area.- Deer Valley Ponds
  • Deer Valley Ski Resort in the background.- Deer Valley Ponds
  • Deer Valley Ponds.- Deer Valley Ponds
  • Kayaks and SUPs can be rented at the beach.- Deer Valley Ponds
  • Deer Valley Ponds.- Deer Valley Ponds
  • Dogs love it here too!- Deer Valley Ponds
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  • Pavilion with picnic tables.- Deer Valley Ponds
  • Deer Valley Ponds.- Deer Valley Ponds
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access. Calm water. Nearby food. Rentals available.
Cons: 
Can get crowded. Small.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Site characteristics: Water: 
Lake
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Shuttle required: 
No
Total Distance: 
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
Water temperature: 
32.00 °F (0.00 °C)
Current Local Weather:
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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While Park City has many great reservoirs within a 20-minute drive, you actually do not have to leave Deer Valley to jump on the water with your kayak and stand-up paddleboard. The ponds of Deer Valley have become a hot spot for anyone looking to cool off or start to learn a new sport they find a bit intimidating. The location does not allow very long stretches of continuous paddling, but it is large enough to get some decent laps in. Most the people here are beginners trying out water sports in a relatively safe environment, and a handful are experienced paddlers looking to get some exercise within minutes from their home. The main pond is about a half-mile loop from the beach, and there is a large grassy lawn with a small sandy shore.

Their is a paved path around the ponds where people bike and walk their dogs as well as a pavilion with picnic tables. You can rent boards at the beach for $20 per hour through PCSUP. Main Street, Deer Valley Ski Resort and summer trails and Empire Pass to Guardsman's Pass are some nearby attractions. You can watch the family enjoy the water while having lunch on the patio at Deer Valley Grocery Cafe on site.

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