Directions on how to get there:
There are two ways you can travel to get to the Reservoir. You either travel East out of Salt Lake along I-80 to US 40 then travel through Heber to US 189, then southwest to the Lake or east out of Provo using US189.

Deer Creek usually has a calm morning that can be followed up by afternoon winds. It seems that boaters can tend to prefer skiing in the morning and tubing in the evening.

Places of Interest: Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Charleston Bay No Made of Dirt
Choke Cherry Campground No Yes
Great Horned Owl Campground No Yes
Island Park Marina Yes Yes
Peterson Pavilion Group Area No Yes
Rainbow Bay No No
Sailboat Beach No Made of Dirt
Wallsberg No No

Current conditions:

Last Updated: 05/23/09 11:31 AM

Highs: 60’s – 70’s

Lows: 40’s

Day Use: Park entrance fee is $10 per vehicle per day. Annual Passes are available for $75. Senior Annual Passes (age 62) are available for $35.

Camping: Chokecherry Campground is $25 per vehicle per night and has full hookups, flush restrooms and showers. Great Horned Owl is $16 per vehicle per night and has flush restrooms and showers.

Surface: Extremely Cold Water – Wear Life Jacket and use Caution

Boating: BOATERS MUST SELF-CERTIFY (for Quagga & Zebra Muscles) BEFORE LAUNCHING. STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS. Both boat ramps are open.

Water Temp: 50’s

Water Level: Reservoir is about 96% full

Fishing Conditions: FAIR TO GOOD FOR TROUT

Deer Creek State Park is easily accessible from the Wasatch Front; within one-half hour from Provo and an hour from Salt Lake City. The reservoir and park are extremely popular for recreation and camping. Major park activities are water-based, including boating, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, and fishing.

Deer Creek Reservoir is the principle feature of the Provo River Project and was constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation in the late 1930s. Because of desperate water shortages along the Wasatch Front, the reservoir was approved by congress in 1935. Construction started in the spring of 1938 and was finished 17 years later in 1955, although water was available for use as early as 1941. Under contract with the BOR, the Provo River Water Users Association agreed to repay the construction costs of the project as well as operate and maintain the facilities. Under early administration of the reservoir, water sports were prohibited on the lake and it was used primarily for fishing. In January 1971, a cooperative agreement was signed delegating the division of Parks and Recreation the responsibility for the administration, development and operation of recreational use on the reservoir and adjoining state lands. Deer Creek State Park was established, and at this time the parks board opened the lake to other recreational uses and programmed expenditures for capital improvements.

The reservoir is approximately six miles long with a maximum surface area of 2,965 acres, a mean depth of 65 feet (maximum depth of 137 feet), and offers 18 miles of shoreline. Deer Creek Reservoir stores water from the Provo River, plus surplus water from both the Weber and Duchesne rivers. The water is used as supplemental irrigation water and provides municipal and industrial water service for the metropolitan water districts of Salt Lake, Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, Lindon, American Fork and Lehi.

Park Acreage: 2,626
Elevation: 5,400 feet

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