Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Little Dell Reservoir Recreation Area is a beautiful spot located not far from Interstate 80 between Salt Lake City and Park City Utah. It is a popular place for fishing, boating and picnicking among other things.

Little Dell Reservoir was built in 1993 for drinking water supply, flood control, and wildlife enhancement. As the reservoir is a part of the city’s watershed, dogs are not allowed. Swimming is also prohibited, as are open flames, charcoal barbecues, and Dutch ovens.

A $5 fee is charged to park at the recreation area, but a free lot is also available for those willing to walk down to the water. The area is open Memorial Day weekend to October 1st. The upper lot is open year round, and pedestrians can access the recreation area and reservoir anytime.

The reservoir is popular with fishermen. Only artificial flies and lures may be used at Little Dell. Boating is also popular. The reservoir is open to non-motorized boats only. There are two boat launches. They are hand launch only, no use of trailers is allowed. SUPs are also not allowed.

Lastly, there are several picnic areas. Some are shaded, and many are ADA accessible. Vault toilets can also be found within the recreation area. Potable water is not available.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

$5.00

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Beautiful reservoir. Fishing, non-motorized boating, and picnicking opportunities.

Cons

No swimming or dogs.

Features

ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Boat ramp(s)
Wildlife
Family friendly
Big vistas
Fishing
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Covered picnic areas

Location

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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