Deer Creek State Park

Current Conditions

Last Updated: 6/14/2019
Day-Use: Open.
Reservoir Surface:  Open water.


Water Temp: ~60 degrees.  Click here for live water quality data.
Water Level: 97% full.  Click here for live Deer Creek Reservoir data.
Main Boat Ramp is OPEN.  Courtesy docks and wedge dock are in place.  Fish cleaning station is open.
Island Boat ramp is OPEN.  New courtesy dock is in place!
Charleston Boat ramp is CLOSED.  The Charleston day use area primitive launch will continue to remain open for hand launched watercraft; as it has been for the last 4 years.  We are working through a plan to replace the concrete barriers with with wood posts to delineate parking and to have a high water boat launch for small fishing boats.  
Additional Fishing Info:  Fisherman reporting good success.
Road Conditions:  Clear.

Camping Info-
Chokecherry Campground is open for summer camping.  Hookup sites are $30/night with electric, water, and sewer hookup’s. Tent sites are $20/night.  Extra vehicles are $15/night. 
Great Horned Owl Campground is closed for restroom construction, was expected to open June 1st, but has been pushed back to June 16.  Previously made reservations honored with port-a-poties provided in Site 7; showers in Chokecherry Campground.  Please keep yourself safe by staying away from the construction area.
Water is available year round at the dump station.  Reservations are recommended for summer camping, and can be made up to 3 months in advance.  Unreserved camp sites are first come first served day of only.  Reservations accepted between May 15th and October 15th.
You can make campground reservations online
or call 1-800-322-3770.
Dog Information: Deer Creek State Park is a watershed, thus dogs are only allowed in the campground.

Aquatic Invasive Species Information– It’s official!  Deer Creek is no longer a suspect lake for Quagga Mussels!  Boaters no longer have to wait the dry time period to launch at another water body in Utah.  We encourage you to continue to clean, drain and dry to prevent the spread of mussels.

ANY boats coming from infested waters such as Lake Powell, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, California, New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico and Canada MUST be decontaminated BEFORE entering Deer Creek reservoir.  Decontamination station is open by appointment only.  Decontaminations are only available at the Main park area and no longer available at the Island Ramp.  For more information, visit

Summer Decontamination Schedule:

All decontaminations require a prearranged scheduled appointment.  Call 435-654-0171 and a Ranger will call you back to arrange an appointment.  Walk up service available beginning Memorial Day weekend.


Summer Fees-

Entrance Fee:

Sat/Sun/Holidays-  $15 per vehicle

Mon-Fri- $10 per vehicle

Senior Entrance Fee (62 and older):

$5per vehicle

Summer Camping:

Chokecherry Campground Sites (electric, water & sewer):  $30 per night

Chokecherry Campground Tent Site:  $20 per night

Great Horned Owl Campground Site: $20 per night

Extra Vehicle:  $15 per night

Towed Vehicle:  no charge


Fun Activities-

Deer Creek Island Resort offers boat rentals, food, convenience store, and wedding parties, call (435)654 2155 to make a reservation.  Closed for the season.

Uinta Kiting offers kite surfing lessons call (435) 647-6676.

Zipline Utah offers year-round zip line tours in the Rainbow Bay day use area, call (801)367-2575

Island Aqua Park is closed for the season.