Jordanelle State Park

Current Conditions – Updated 5/13/19

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*Southwest boardwalk of Rock Cliff is closed due to water damage.  Other areas at Rock Cliff are open.

Day-Use:  OPEN.   The day-Use is open as well as the restrooms at both the PWC and Main Ramp. The CXT pit toilets are also available in the day use area.

Surface:   The runoff has started and the debris is everywhere in the water. Please use extreme caution when boating. Watch out for floating debris!

Launch Ramps:  The courtesy docks have been installed at the main ramp and the PWC ramp. The Rock Cliff boat ramp is still out of the water by about 1/2 mile. If you choose to travel down the road to the water’s edge, do not leave the roadway. The mud is slimy and we cannot help you get unstuck. You will need to call a tow truck. South of the peninsula to the dam is also free of ice. The Ross Creek non-motorized boat ramp is open for use. Remember, this is for non-motorized use only!

Campground: All of the campgrounds are now open for the season. Camping is $30 per night for tents and $35 per night for RVs. Reservations started May 1st. The cabins are open for the season. We are expecting 2 new cabins this year and will update when they arrive.
Sites 1-7 are OPEN at Rock Cliff for $25 per night; you will need to hike from the parking lot.  Nightly transient boat slips rentals are now on reservations and walk-ins.
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-322-3770 or clicking on the “Reservations” link on the top right of this page.  Reservations must be made at least two days in advance of your arrival and up to 4 months in advance. Reservations will resume starting May 1, 2019.
Water Temp:  45 degrees
Water Level: 76.01%
Fishing Conditions Jordanelle Reservoir: The reservoir is now free of ice. If you’re fishing open water, try using silver or smelt colored Rapala Balsa Xtreme Swimmer, black/brass Berkley Flicker Minnow, gold Rapala Original Floating Minnow or 1/4- or 1/6-ounce gold Jakes Spin-A-Lures. Also, try using yellow or chartreuse PowerBait fished 18 to 24 inches off the bottom using a basic fixed sinker rig. (Last update 04-05-19)
Additional Fishing Info: Fish cleaning stations are closed for the winter. Click here for more information about the new fish species being stocked at Jordanelle.
Ice Thickness:  Ice-free!
Road Conditions:  Roads are clear. Please obey the speed limits in the park.
Other Information:   
HAILSTONE:  Fee area.  Day use is $10/vehicle.  $5 for Utah residents 62 and older.   Fees will increase beginning May 24. Day use will be $15 per vehicle and $10 for seniors 62 and older. The courtesy docks are in at both ramps. The marina store is now open on weekends and will be open 7 days a week starting Memorial weekend. All campgrounds and the cabins are open and on reservations.  Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at all times.  Remember dogs are a privilege, not a right. Dogs are NOT allowed in or around the cabins and on the public beach.   For more information about Service Dogs, please contact park staff. Reservations can be made 4 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.
ROCK CLIFF:  Fee area.  $10/vehicle.  $5 for Utah residents 62 and older.  Flooding from spring occurred on the south-west boardwalk.  That area is closed. The Nature Center will open Memorial Day weekend and will be open Fridays 12-5, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 9-5.  The boat ramp remains out of the water but the lake level is rising fast.  Launch at your own risk as it will be very muddy.  Operating a motor vehicle off of the boat ramp is prohibited and you will get stuck! Hike-in camping (sites #1-7 only) are available for $25/night and are on reservations. The restrooms and fish cleaning station are now open. Group site reservations can be made 11 months in advance.  Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at all times. Dogs are NOT allowed on the south side of the main road.  Remember dogs are a privilege, not a right. For more information about Service Dogs, please contact park staff. 
ROSS CREEK:  Day Use fees are $10 per vehicle or $5 for Utah residents 62 years of age or older.   There is a self-pay envelope station at the entrance.  Remember dogs must be leashed and picked up after at all times. Citations are being issued for violations. Dogs are a privilege, not a right. The trails are open to non-motorized use only. The new non-motorized boat ramp parking lot is now open.

You must self-decontaminate for Aquatic Invasive Species/mussels if you have been to contaminated water including Lake Powell.  You must be dry for 18 days in the springtime for simple boats like sailboats and non-motorized vessels (ex. paddle boards) or 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, it’s 30 days of dry time regardless of the time of year or professionally decontaminated before you launch at another water body.

We now AIS staff around 7 days a week for decontaminations.  Please contact the park to make an appointment if you need to be professionally decontaminated. If you have been to Lake Powell and your boat has ballast tanks, you must be decontaminated regardless of the time the boat has been out of the water.  This is due to the major infestation at Powell.  Mussels are appearing on boats that are there less than a week. 435-649-9540.

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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.