Jordanelle State Park

Current Conditions – Updated 9/14/2021

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Day-Use:  OPEN.   All day-use facilities are open. All cabanas that are not reserved are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please be aware the water level is extremely low for this time of year. It is about a 200 Yard walk from the cabanas down to the water’s edge. 

Surface:  Please use caution and watch for floating debris and underwater hazards due to the low water. 

Launch Ramps:  The courtesy docks are installed at both ramps. The Rock Cliff boat ramp remains out of the water but smaller vessels may be launched off the old road at the bottom of the ramp. Please do not park in the middle of the roadway or drive off of the roadway. Vehicles are getting stuck and citations for off road use are being issued. The Ross Creek non-motorized boat ramp remains out of the water. Remember, this is for non-motorized use only!

Aquatic Invasive Species: 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 summer 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, 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 station is OPEN for the season. If you need decontamination, please contact the park office at 435-649-9540 to make an appointment. 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.

Go to www.stdofthesea.com for more information.

Campground: All campgrounds except Keetley Hike-In are open and on reservations. Extra vehicles are $20/night and are limited to 1 extra vehicle per site (space permitting). Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-322-3770 or clicking here to take you to our Reserve America page.  Reservations must be made at least two days in advance of your arrival and up to 4 months in advance. 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 $45 $45
Camping RV partial hookups $45 $45
Camping Tents, no hookups (McHenry) $35 $35
Camping Hike-in, no hookups (Keetley, RC, & Boat-in) $30 $30
Camping Extra Vehicle (all) $20 $20
Boat Slip (Transient) Not available 2021 $40 $40
Cabin (+$100 cleaning dep.) $100 $130
Keetley Group Campsite (+$100 cleaning dep.) 50 Ppl Max $300 $300

Water Temp: 62 degrees

Water Level: 54.33%

Fishing Conditions Jordanelle Reservoir: The water level is currently at 54% full. Smallmouth bass catch rates are good, rainbow trout catch rates are fair. Kokanee salmon catch rates are fair for boat anglers, but success is hit-and-miss. Reminder, anglers may not possess kokanee salmon at any waterbody statewide from September 10 through November 30.
The Rock Cliff boat ramp remains out of the water, but smaller vessels may be launched off the old road at the bottom of the ramp. However, please use extreme caution. Backing your vehicle down the old road to launch can be a precarious endeavor. Vehicles choosing to travel off of the old roadway are getting stuck and citations for off-road use are being issued. We strongly encourage anglers to launch motorized boats from the Hailstone boat ramp. The Ross Creek non-motorized boat ramp remains out of the water. Anglers hand-launching from Ross Creek should anticipate having to carry their vessel some distance to reach the water.
For shore anglers targeting bass, try casting parallel to the shore (not perpendicular) using soft plastic baits such as tubes, stick baits, worms, twin/double tail grubs, craw tubes or creature baits. Fishing the bait using finesse rigs such as drop-shot rig, Texas rig, Carolina or wacky rig works well. Black or orange/ginger colored marabou jigs or hair jigs, and white buck tail jigs or soft plastic swimbaits are also effective for summer smallmouth.
For shore anglers targeting trout, try using a bread ball, shoepeg corn, or half of a night crawler fished below a bobber or fished behind a casting bubble, or half a nightcrawler with a marshmallow fished off the bottom using a fixed sinker or Carolina (sliding sinker) rig. Fishing a fly and a bubble, dressed inline spinners (having marabou or other feather material tied to the lures hook), minnow mimic hard swimbaits and lipless crankbaits are also effective. For boat anglers targeting bass, try using those methods mentioned for shore anglers – casting toward shore and then working the lure along the bottom or near the bottom as you retrieve.
For boat anglers targeting trout, try trolling using a Jakes Spin-A-Lure or Stream-A-Lure; Zona Lures Z-Ray, Thomas Speedy Shiner or Cyclone spoon; Eppinger Dardevle or Red Eye Wiggler spoon; Acme Kastmaster spoon; Lehr Jensen Super Duper Magnum; or, Rapala X Rap lures. Also, try using Pro Troll Trout Killer; Macks Wedding Rig UV Spinner; Apex UV Series trolling lures rigged with nightcrawler.

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. 6 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 station at Hailstone is OPEN. 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.

HAILSTONE:

Fee area. We are currently on our peak-season rates. Day use is $20/vehicle, $10 for Utah Residents 65 and older. The marina store is open 7 days a week from 8 AM – 8 PM. Reservations for cabanas 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.

The Aqua X Zone will not be operating this year.

Dogs must be leashed and feces must be cleaned up after at all times.  Remember dogs are a privilege, not a right. Dogs are NOT allowed in or around the cabins.   For more information about Service Dogs, please contact park staff.

ROCK CLIFF:

Fee area.  $10/vehicle.  $5 for Utah residents 65 and older. The Nature Center and campground are closed. You can still access the Boardwalks, the Three Rocks Trail, and the trailhead/boat ramp.

Dogs must be leashed and feces must be cleaned up after at all times. Remember dogs are a privilege, not a right. For more information about Service Dogs, please contact park staff.

ROSS CREEK:

Fee area. $10/vehicle.  $5 for Utah residents 65 and older.  There is a NEW Ventek Credit Card machine in the upper parking lot for card payments.  There is also a self-pay envelope station for cash payments located at the trailhead and the non-motorized boat ramp parking lot. The Ross Creek non-motorized boat ramp is out of the water. Remember, this is for non-motorized use only!

Dogs must be leashed and feces must be cleaned up after at all times. 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.