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Sailboat Beach Closing For Deer Creek Intake Project

Sailboat Beach at Deer Creek State Park | CTSY Google Earth

April 27, 2023

DEER CREEK STATE PARK —  The Sailboat Beach Day-Use Area at Deer Creek State Park will be closed to all public access beginning May 1, 2023, for construction as part of the Deer Creek Intake Project. The closure is expected to last until spring 2026. 

The project is a critical part of the Provo River Water Users Association’s work to continue maintaining the infrastructure at Deer Creek Reservoir — which provides water to over 1.5 million people. The goal of the intake project is to address issues of aging infrastructure and the threat of invasive species like quagga mussels

During the construction process, members of the public will not be allowed to access the sailboat beach area. 

Sailboat Beach closure area at Deer Creek State Park

While this area will be off-limits to visitors, the rest of Deer Creek State Park will remain open. Visitors will still have access to multiple boat ramps and day-use areas, rental services through Deer Creek Island Resort, ziplining over the water through Zipline Utah, and even kiteboarding lessons with Uinta Kiting. Campgrounds will also remain open during the construction. 

For additional information and updates regarding the Deer Creek Intake Project, we encourage you to visit the Prove River Water Users Association website, as well as to follow their project-specific Facebook page

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Deer Creek Intake Project Proposed Schedule | CTSY Provo River Water Users Association
Deer Creek Water Graphic | CTSY Provo River Water Users Association

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