Jordanelle State Park

Current Conditions – Updated 5/28/2024

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               Jordanelle Entrance                                              Marina Ramp

     

                  PWC Ramp/Dam                                               Rental Docks

                  Ross Creek
Weather: Visit Weather.gov/Jordanelle for a 5 day outlook.

Day-Use:  Our Day Use facilities are now open. Please display your annual pass or pay stub in your window to assist Rangers with fee compliance. Annual passes are available for purchase at the Hailstone office, Monday-Friday, from 10-5.

Surface: Watch for debris during the Spring run-off.

Water Level: 94.62%

Water Temperature:  55 Degrees

Launch Ramps:  The courtesy docks at the main ramp and the PWC are now installed. The Rock Cliff ramp is in the water. Remember, this ramp is for smaller watercraft. It is not recommended for watercraft larger than 16 feet. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please do not park in the middle of the roadway or drive off of the roadway at Rock Cliff. Vehicles that become stuck will be issued a citations for off-road use. The Ross Creek non-motorized boat ramp is out the water. Remember, this is for non-motorized use only! Learn more about other Utah State Parks boat ramp conditions HERE.

Aquatic Invasive Species: You must self-decontaminate for Aquatic Invasive Species/mussels if you have been to contaminated water including Lake Powell. The dry time during the spring is 18 days for simple boats like sailboats and non-motorized vessels (ex. paddle boards). If you are unable to meet this dry time, you must be professionally decontaminated before you launch at another water body.  If you have a more complex boat with ballast tanks or in/outboard motors with unverified water, 30 days of dry time is required regardless of the time of year, or professional decontamination must be completed before you launch at another body of water. Our decontamination unit is CLOSED for the season. If you need a decontamination, please contact the DWR Central Office at 435-503-4066.

Go to www.stdofthesea.com for more information.

Campground: The RV Campground is now OPEN! Reservations must be made at least two days in advance of your arrival and up to 4 months in advance.

Check-out is 12 PM and Check-in is at 3 PM. Guests who arrive early will not be allowed entry into the park until Check-in. 

All reservable sites are on reservations from May 1 – October 31. Prices for camping are below:

CAMPING M-Thurs F-Su, Holidays
Camping RV full hookups $60 $60
Camping RV partial hookups $50 $50
Camping Tents, no hookups (McHenry) $40 $40
Camping Hike-in, no hookups (Keetley, RC, & Boat-in) $35 $35
Camping Extra Vehicle (all) 1 Extra Vehicle per site. $25 $25
Boat Slip (Transient) Not available 2024 $40 $40
Cabin (Pet Fee Applies) $150 $175
Keetley Group Campsite (+$100 cleaning dep.) 50 Ppl Max $350 $400

Fishing Conditions Jordanelle Reservoir: The boat ramps are wide open for boat anglers, and the courtesy docks are in place. The water level is still very high. Anglers should see fair to good trout catch rates targeting deeper water. Garlic, corn, or cheese-scented trout dough baits fished off the bottomer behind a casting bubble can be very effective on a boat or shore. Trolling or actively casting the following lures can also be effective: Jakes Spin-A-Lure (make sure to get some Jakes they work very well for spring fishing!), Thomas Speedy Shiner, Eppinger Daredevil, Acme Kastmaster, Zona Lures Z-ray, Panther Martin, Blue Fox Classic Vibram Spinner, and Rapala Original. Bass: Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass catch rates are good this time of year. Soft plastic worms, StickbaitsTube Jigs, Twister Tail Grubs, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, drop-shot rigs, Ned rigs, Neko rigs. Wacky-rigged Sonkos, Skirted jigs, streamers, swimbaits, and top water flies or lures can all produce fish. Boat, float tube and kayak anglers typically see fair trout cate rates (rainbow trout, brown trout, splake, and the occasional cutthroat trout) Drift trolling panfish/ crappie jigs, white or chartreuse tube jigs, marabou jigs, or streamers – patterns such as a balanced recommence anglers trolling for trout target the 15′ – 25′ water column. Shore anglers tend to see fair to good rainbow trout catch and recommend using garlic or corn-scented trout dough bait fishing. But, if you are going for walleye the recommended lures would be Minnows, Feather Jigs/ woolly buggers, Hair Jigs, tub jigs colors: (Pearl, chartreuse, glow, white, orange and two-tone), Curl tail grubs, Colors: (two-tone colors like white body with yellow tail, Black body with yellow tail, pearl, chartreuse, glow, white and orange). Also, there is yellow perch when going for these fish you should you (two-toned tub jigs or curl tail jigs color: (yellow, red, chartreuse, pink, orange, neon yellow, and glow)).

Please be safe and remember to wear a life jacket. You can use the DWR Fishing App for up-to-date forecasts and reports.

Fishing Regulations:
  1. Limit 6 bass(any size).
  2. 50 Yellow Perch.
  3. 3 Wipers
  4. 1 Tiger Muskie (must be over 40″)
  5. 4 Trout(any kind including kokanee).
  6. CLOSED to spearfishing.

ALERT: Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon at any waterbody statewide from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30.

Additional Fishing Info: The fish cleaning stations at Hailstone and Rock Cliff will be opening soon. Click here for more information about the new fish species being stocked at Jordanelle. For fish stocking reports Click Here.

Road Conditions:  Please obey the speed limits in the park and watch for snow plows.

HAILSTONE:

ALERT: Construction is currently taking place outside of park boundaries. Construction noise will likely be audible inside the park. Refunds will not be issued.

Fee area. Please pay the park entrance fee by either using the iron ranger for cash, the Ventek credit card machine, or you can always use ParksPass to pay entrance fees for all Jordanelle State Park areas. Fees are $20/vehicle, $10 for Utah residents 65 and older, and $5 for pedestrians and bicycles.

The marina store is will open May 1.

Reservations for cabanas can be made four months in advance of your arrival date by calling 1-800-322-3770 or online. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Group site reservations can be made 11 months in advance.

Dogs must be leashed at all times, unless they are actively swimming. Please remember to pick up your dog’s feces and dispose of it properly. Remember dogs are a privilege, not a right. Dogs are allowed in 3 of the cabins with a pet deposit fee. For more information about Service Dogs, please contact park staff.

ROCK CLIFF:

NOTICE: The Rock Cliff Nature Center is closed for the season. Due to the high groundwater in the area, the restrooms are not open, however, porta-pottys are available.  The boat ramp is in of the water. Use caution east of the ramp as the water is shallow and underwater hazards exist.

Fee area.  Please pay the park entrance fee by either using the iron ranger for cash, the Ventek credit card machine, or you can always use ParksPass to pay entrance fees for all Jordanelle State Park areas. Fees are $15/vehicle, $10 for Utah residents 65 and older, and $5 for pedestrians and bicycles. You can access the Boardwalks, the Three Rocks Trail, and the trailhead/boat ramp.

Dogs must be leashed at all times, unless they are actively swimming. Please remember to pick up your dog’s feces and dispose of it properly. Remember dogs are a privilege, not a right. For more information about Service Dogs, please contact park staff.

ROSS CREEK: 

The day use area is open!

Fee area. Please pay the park entrance fee by either using the iron ranger for cash, the Ventek credit card machine, or you can always use ParksPass to pay entrance fees for all Jordanelle State Park areas. Fees are $15/vehicle, $10 for Utah residents 65 and older, and $5 for pedestrians and bicycles.

Dogs must be leashed at all times, unless they are actively swimming. Please remember to pick up your dog’s feces and dispose of it properly. Remember dogs are a privilege, not a right. For more information about Service Dogs, please contact park staff.

CRANDALL POINT TRAILHEAD: 

Fee area. Please pay the park entrance fee by either using the iron ranger for cash, or scan the QR code to use ParksPass to pay entrance fees for all Jordanelle State Park areas. Fees are $10/vehicle, $5 for Utah residents 65 and older, and $3 for pedestrians and bicycles.

Dogs must be leashed at all times, unless they are actively swimming. Please remember to pick up your dog’s feces and dispose of it properly. Remember dogs are a privilege, not a right. For more information about Service Dogs, please contact park staff.

Check out the “Park Events” section of this website for a list of current events and activities including info on boat slips and dry storage.