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Jordanelle State Park

Jordanelle Reservoir

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • View of Jordanelle Reservoir and Jordanelle Dam (Provo River).- Jordanelle State Park
  • Jordanelle Reservoir at Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Boat rental and row boats at Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Public boat ramp at Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Day use picnic area at Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Day use picnic area at Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • View north to the Marina at Jordanelle Reservoir.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Beach House at Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Event Center and Park Office at Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Boats moored at Jordanelle Reservoir.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Restroom, shower and laundry facilities at Jordanelle State Park Campground.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Playground at Jordanelle State Park Campground.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Typical campsite at Jordanelle State Park Campground.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Jordanelle State Park Campground.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Small cabins at Jordanelle State Park Campground.- Jordanelle State Park
  • One of 40 picnic cabanas at Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Summer concession and picnic area at Jordanelle Swim Beach.- Jordanelle State Park
  • View of Jordanelle State Park's Rock Cliff Campground and Provo River wetlands from UT-32.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Picnic shelter at Rock Cliff Campground.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Typical walk-in campsite at Rock Cliff Campground.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Typical walk-in campsite at Rock Cliff Campground.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Pedestrian bridge over Provo River at Rock Cliff Campground.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Rock Cliff Nature Center at Jordanelle State Park.- Jordanelle State Park
  • Boardwalk interpretive trail through a stand of narrowleaf cottonwoods (Populus angustifolia).- Jordanelle State Park
  • Pedestrian bridge over the Provo River at the Rock Cliff Nature Center.- Jordanelle State Park
  • - Jordanelle State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Public boat access and rental. Large campground. Swim Beach.
Cons: 
Very crowded on summer weekends. Wakes for paddling.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Located due west of Salt Lake City on Route 189, the Jordanelle Reservoir has two faces: On the west side, greater development and more comfortable amenities make for a relaxing, comfortable outdoor experience, while the east side of the park offers greater immersion into the natural world.

Overall, Jordanelle State Park offers a complete repertoire of amenities. In Hailstone, on the reservoir’s west shore, the park offers an eight-lane boat ramp with slips for lease and temporary docks. A fish cleaning station is also available for anglers. The campground here offers 103 campsites with power and water hookups, tent sites, hike-in sites, two fully furnished cabins for rent, and hot showers. Day use facilities include a multitude of picnic cabanas and group pavilions. The Beach House rents non-motorized boats and floats for the AquaXzone float park. The park also offers a Solar System Geocache adventure that begins near the park office.

Rock Cliff on the east side of Jordanelle Reservoir is a more natural experience. A small boat ramp is available to watercraft under 16 feet and non-motorized watercraft; it can only be used when the reservoir is at its fullest. During other parts of the season, the area is known for its fishing. An extensive trail network includes the Perimeter Trail, a 15.5-mile hike from Rock Cliff to Crandall Point with beautiful views over the reservoir. Those interested in the park’s ecology can find their curiosity sated at the Rock Cliff Nature Center, which houses educational displays of the park’s plant and wildlife. Rock Cliff Campground offers walk-in tent camping, and the day use facilities offer the Ribbon of Life and Memorial Point, two geocache adventures.

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