Jordanelle State Park


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Hailstone Recreation Area

The Hailstone Recreation Area is the premier development of Jordanelle State Park and is designed to accommodate active recreational pursuits. Camp, fish, wakeboard, waterski, canoe, or motorboat along the beautiful waters of Jordanelle Reservoir.  Accommodations at Hailstone include an 8-lane boat ramp, personal watercraft ramp, dry storage, wet slips, full-service marina store, and pro shop, picnic areas (cabanas), modern restrooms and showers, RV and tent campgrounds, reception center, group day-use pavilions, and one group overnight pavilion.

Rock Cliff Recreation Area

Explore the Rock Cliff Recreation Area located on the eastern shore of Jordanelle Reservoir. Nestled in the tall cottonwoods of the Upper Provo River, Rock Cliff offers visitors the opportunity to experience nature on a very intimate level. Elevated boardwalks and interpretive trails guide visitors across wetlands and rivers.  Accommodations at Rock Cliff include a small boat ramp, access to the non-motorized Perimeter Trail, Three Rocks Trail, group use pavilion, fish cleaning station, river, and reservoir access, and a Nature Center re-opening Summer 2024. Coming Summer 2024 the Rock Cliff Campground will be re-opening. Stay tuned for more information.

Bird watchers, photographers, and other nature enthusiasts come from around the nation to view the more than 200 different forms of bird and mammal life, which call Rock Cliff home.

On any given day, visitors to this one-of-a-kind state park facility may see majestic golden eagles, red tail hawks, hummingbirds, mule deer, elk, or moose along the Upper Provo River within Rock Cliff. In the evenings, fall asleep listening to the sounds of rushing water, playful raccoons, or the hooting of a great horned owl.

Three Rocks Trail

Ross Creek Recreation Area

On the far north end of the park is the Ross Creek Recreation Area.  The Ross Creek Trailhead provides parking, a vault restroom, hitching posts, and non-motorized day-use access to Jordanelle Reservoir and the Perimeter Trail.  The Perimeter Trail allows hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and other non-motorized users the opportunity to explore the other side of Jordanelle. The Ross Creek Non-Motorized Boat Ramp provides non-motorized users an exclusive launch free from the bustle of motorized vessels and traffic. New in 2024: Ross Creek now offers 23 Day Use cabanas that are available first-come, first-served, and by reservation.

DOGS:  Dogs are allowed at Jordanelle State Park with the exception of inside public buildings and restrooms. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, picked up after, and never left alone.  Dogs are allowed on the Perimeter Trail and 3 Rocks Trail. Remember dogs are a privilege, not a right. We love our 4 legged friends and want to continue to allow them in the park. Service Dogs are always welcome. If you have any questions, please ask a member of our staff and they will assist you. 

Drone use is allowed inside the park with a permit and a $10 application fee. Please visit the park office for more information and to apply for a permit. Commercial use of a drone is prohibited without a Special Use Permit that may be obtained through the park manager.

Metal Detecting: Metal detecting is allowed by permit only (R651-620-6). Please download and complete the Jordanelle Metal Detecting Agreement Form and bring it with you to the park. Check in at the office and you’re good to go!

Opened to the public as a state park in 1995
Park Elevation: 6,166 feet