Deer Creek State Park

Current Conditions

Last Updated: 1/19/2019
Day-Use: Open.
Reservoir Surface:  Reservoir is in various stages of frozen and open water.  Open water for shore fishing near Main ramp towards the dam. Freezing north of Rainbow Bay.  Ice near Island Day Use Area is reported to be ~4 inches with slush on top.  Rainbow Bay ice has not been verified and is likely unsafe.
Water Temp:  ~34 degrees.
Water Level: 70% full.  Click here for live Deer Creek Reservoir data.
Main Boat Ramp is OPEN.  The wedge dock is in place.  Fish cleaning station is closed for winter.
Island Boat ramp is CLOSED.  The wedge dock is removed due to ice forming on the reservoir.
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 3 years.  We are still planning and discussing the future of the barriers. There wont’ be any immediate change to that area.
Additional Fishing Info:  Fisherman reporting good success.
Road Conditions:  Clear.
Camping Info-
Chokecherry Campground is open for winter camping.  Sites 1-7 are $30/night with water, electric and sewer hookup’s. The remain hookup sites are $20/night with electric and sewer hookup’s only.  Tent sites are $15/night.  Extra vehicles pay the day use fee.  Water is available at the dump station year round.  Restrooms are available at the boat ramp.
Great Horned Owl Campground is closed for the winter.
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 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

Fall Decontamination Schedule:

All decontaminations require a prearranged scheduled appointment.  Call 435-654-0171 and a Ranger will call you back to arrange an appointment.

Fall/ Winter Fees-

Entrance Fee:

$7 per vehicle
Senior Entrance Fee (62 and older):

$4 per vehicle

Chokecherry Campground Sites 1-7 (water, electric, sewer):  $30 per night

Chokecherry Remaining Sites (electric, sewer) : $20 per night

Chokecherry Tent:  $20 per night

Extra Vehicle:  Pay the day use fee of $7

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 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.