Deer Creek State Park

Current Conditions

Last Updated: 3/17/2023

NOTICE: Both the Main Boat Ramp and Island Resort Boat Ramp are closed due to ice. Use the ramp and reservoir at your own risk. Visit our boat ramp conditions webpage to learn more.

NOTICE: The edges of the ice are very thin and soft especially in the afternoon. The lake is rising quickly.

NOTICE: The RV dump station and the culinary water at the dump station will be unavailable beginning Monday, Sept. 26th due to construction. Please plan accordingly.

The Island Boat Ramp is not accessible to launch boats as there is ice. The edges are very soft and thin. Ice is never %100 safe. No open water for boats. No wedge dock at this time. There is a lot of slush.

The Main Deer Creek Boat Ramp is snowed in and not plowed at this time. The ice edges are very soft and thin.

Please pardon our dust. We currently have construction in our main entrance area. We are building a new campground that will be online for the summer 2023 season. Fox Den Campground at Deer Creek State Park is scheduled to be available for reservations Summer, 2023. Please call 1-800-322-3770 for camping reservations.

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

Day-Use: Open.  
Winter rates apply.  Please pay cash at the iron rangers or use a card at the yellow fee boxes.

$10 per day per vehicle on Weekends (Sat & Sun) & Holidays. 

$10 per day per vehicle weekdays (Mon – Fri)

Reservoir Surface: Iced over. Ice has 2-4in of slush/snow on it. Ice is never %100 safe. Edges ARE soft and thinner as the reservoir is rising.
Water Temp: ~30 degrees. Click here for live water quality data.

Water Level: 63.9% full.  Click here for live Deer Creek Reservoir data.

Main Boat Ramp is iced in at this time and there is no open water.  
Island Boat ramp is iced in at this time and there is no open water.

Charleston area has open water.

Fishing Conditions:
Additional Fishing Info:  
Road Conditions:  Snow and Ice

Camping Info    

Both the Chokecherry Campground and Great Horned Owl Campgrounds are CLOSED for the season.

All campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 1st individual sites are available for reservation through May 1st. 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 1st and October 15th.   You can make campground reservations online or call 1-800-322-3770. 

Dog Information: Must be kept on a leash no longer than 6′ and please remember to pick up after your pet.

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: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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

The Lakehouse Restaurant located at The Island area of Deer Creek State Park. OPEN

5317 S HIGHWAY 189 HEBER, UT 84032  TEXT/CALL: 435.210.7474,

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 (866) 923-1063

Island Aqua Park is a fun floating obstacle course. CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. New location of Rainbow for 2023 season with new ownership.