Park of the Week: Deer Creek State Park
Deer Creek State Park is nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Timpanogos. A full range of water activities are available at Deer Creek and fishing opportunities are exceptional. The park also offers campsites, picnic areas, trails and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and scenic Heber Valley.
The park offers two campgrounds with sites for both RVs and tents. The Chokecherry Campground has full utility hookups, while Great Horned Owl Campsite offers primitive facilities. All campgrounds have modern restrooms with showers. An overnight group site that can accommodate a maximum of 150 people is also available. Reservations are recommended especially on weekends and holidays.
Please remember that Deer Creek is now a suspect lake for Quagga Mussels so ALL boats MUST be decontaminated upon exiting the reservoir. This means all your plugs must be pulled and your boat dried before you leave the park. If you are going to go to another reservoir you must either wait seven (7) days for your boat to dry or you must have your boat professional decontaminated. For more information visit stdofthesea.com.
Deer Creek State Park is easily accessible from the Wasatch Front; within one-half hour from Provo and an hour from Salt Lake City.
FIRST ANNUAL PADDLE FEST
Saturday, August 1: Join Cabelas and park staff from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rainbow Bay pavilion to try paddle boards, kayaks, canoe and life jackets. Enjoy food, fun and the latest in water sports. Event is free with $10 day-use fee.