Deer Creek State Park

Current Conditions

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Last Updated: 11/29/2021

ICE IS NEVER 100% SAFE! Do not judge ice safety on thickness alone. Ice does not form or maintain a uniform thickness. Snow, wind, slush, temperature, and other factors can cause ice thickness and strength to vary greatly, even within inches. Recreate on the ice at your own risk and verify ice thickness as you head out.

Click here to learn more ice safety tips.

Deer Creek Boat Ramps are OPEN.

Wedge Docks are in place. Courtesy Docks have been pulled for the winter.

Learn more about other Utah State Parks boat ramp conditions HERE.

Day-Use: Open.  
Winter rates apply.  $10 per day per vehicle. 

Reservoir Surface: Open water. 

Water Temp: ~49 degrees. Click here for live water quality data.

Water Level: 65.5% full.  Click here for live Deer Creek Reservoir data.

Main Boat Ramp is OPEN.   
Island Boat ramp is OPEN.  
Charleston Boat ramp is CLOSED. Reservoir level too low to launch. 
Fishing Conditions:
Additional Fishing Info:  Fisherman reporting good success of Rainbows. 
Road Conditions:  Clear

Camping Info    


All campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Chokecherry Campground – CLOSED
Great Horned Owl Campground – CLOSED 

Reservations are recommended for summer camping and can be made up to 4 months in advance.  Unreserved campsites are first-come-first-served day-of only.  Reservations are accepted between May 7th 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 above high water levels. Dogs are not allowed in the water or on boats. 

Aquatic Invasive Species Information: 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 State Park Reservoir.  Decontamination is only available at the main park entrance.  For more information, visit:

Decontamination Schedule:

The Deer Creek Decontamination Station is closed.

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.