Jordanelle State Park

FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a camping reservation?  Yes!  Reservations for camping, day use cabanas, cabins, and pavilions may be made at least 48 hours in advance and up to 4 months in advance for individual sites and 11 months for group sites by calling 1-800-322-3770 or going to stateparks.utah.gov and clicking on RESERVE.  Sites that are not reserved are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Reservations are highly recommended during the summer months as we are fully booked each weekend.  Reservations cannot be made at the park.

Can I bring my dog?  Yes (in certain areas).  Dogs are NOT allowed on the public beach (below the cabanas) or in the cabins at Hailstone.  Dogs ARE allowed in the campgrounds and other day use areas not specified above.  Dogs are NOT allowed on the south side of the road at Rock Cliff which includes the campgrounds.  Dogs ARE allowed on the 3 Rocks Trail, Perimeter Trail, and boat ramp.  Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed at all times.

Can I swim in the reservoir?  Yes!  The water is rather cold (up to 75 degrees) so life jackets are recommended.  Swimming should only take place along the shoreline or in wakeless areas to avoid boats.  Swimming should never take place near boat ramps or docks.  If you are using a float tube or other floating water toy, you must have a life jacket if you are more than 50 feet from shore.

What is the weather like?  Please check the internet for local weather forecasts for the Heber/Park City area.  During the summer months, the wind tends to be calm during the morning, picks up mid-morning to afternoon, and then calms down again in the evenings.  Of course this can change at any time with storms or other weather conditions.  You can also check a live camera at the park by going to our current conditions page.

Is the park closed?  No!  The park never closes, however day use ends at 10:00PM.  Certain facilities are only open seasonally, but you can always come in to enjoy the park.  The park office hours change during the winter months.  The Marina Store and Nature Center close completely during the winter.  The docks, fish cleaning stations, campgrounds, and restrooms will gradually be shut down as the temperatures drop and then closed for the winter.  The campgrounds will remain open as weather allows.  We do not plow the camp loops so once we get to that point, only self-contained camping will be allowed in the marina parking lot (where there is a restroom).

Can I get back into the park if I am later than 10:00PM?  Yes!  The gates are not physically locked so you may enter for camping if you have a reservation or use the self-pay system and there is an open site.  Please be aware that quiet hours begin at 10:00PM and take care not to disturb other guests.

Can I fish at the park?  Yes!  There are brown trout, rainbow trout, cut throat, small mouth bass, large mouth bass, and perch.  As part of the new 2016 Fishery Management Plan developed by the Division of Wildlife Resources, local anglers, and Jordanelle State Park; Kokanee, wipers, tiger muskie, and larger rainbow trout have also been planted.  We don’t have any crayfish.  Refer to the fishing proclamation for rules and limits. Any legal means of bait can be used on the reservoir, but only artificial lures and flies can be used on the river.  Ice fishing is also a popular activity at the park during the winter months.

Are there any walk-in sites available?  The only walk-in sites are in the Keetley hike-in campground.  Sites that are not reserved are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Reservations can be confusing because it may show some sites in the RV campground as walk-ins.  These are not available.

What do you do in the winter?  Jordanelle staff is responsible for the grooming of the Strawberry Snowmobiling Complex and plowing of several parking lots in the Strawberry area for angler and snowmobiling access.  Rangers also patrol on snowmobiles and assist with search and rescues.  We also have to plow certain parts of the park for fire access, water system access, Klondike events, and general visitor access to the reservoir.  With the large snowstorms we can get during the winter, sometimes it takes several days to clean up after one storm.  We do have some events in the winter time such as ice fishing tournaments and Klondikes. Snowshoe rentals are available at the park office during business hours. In addition, we do a lot of our required training, take some vacations, and work on getting ready for summer.

Do you have geocaches on the park? Yes!  Go to   http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1RZ6T_jordanelle-state-park-memorial-point for information about the Memorial Point Geocache.  We also have a Solar System Geocache that starts at the park office.  It has a brochure that helps guide you through the Solar System.  You can find our Ribbon of Life Geocache by going to http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC10XEJ_jordanelle-state-park-rock-cliff-ribbon-of-life .  Happy hunting!

Can I have a fire?  Yes!  Fires are allowed in designated fire pits in the campground.  There are also pedestal grills at the campsites and day use cabanas.  Wood gathering is not permitted.  You may bring your own firewood or buy some at the Marina Store.  Ground fires and primitive fire pits are not permitted.  During the winter months, when you are dry camping in the marina parking lot, camp fires must be at least 18″ off the ground in an approved container.

Camp fire ethics 101:  

  • Do not burn garbage or anything that is not wood.
  • Do not leave your fire unattended.
  • Completely extinguish your fire.  Use water, stir, and repeat.
  • Never put hot coals in the dumpsters.
  • Leave your fire pit and campsite cleaner than you found it.

Can I fly my drone?  Yes, however a letter from Park Management is required before any flights can take place.  Requirements and restrictions apply such as having a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating.

What are the fees?  Attached below is the current fee schedule for 2017.

              2017 Jordanelle Summer Fee Schedule
(SUN-THURS) (FRI-SAT)
CAMPING *WeekDAY WeekEND HOLIDAY
Camping RV full hookups $30 $30 $30
Camping RV partial hookups $30 $30 $30
Camping Tents, no hookups $25 $25 $25
              (McHenry)
Camping Hike-in, no hookups $20 $20 $20
              (Keetley, RC, & Boat-in)
Camping Extra Vehicle Hailstone

Camping Extra Vehicle Rock Cliff

$15

$10

$15

$10

$15

$10

Boat Slip (Transient) $25 $25 $25
Cabin (+$100 cleaning dep.) $70 $85 $85
Keetley Group Campsite (+$100 dep) $250 $250 $250
DAY USE (MON-FRI) (SAT-SUN) HOLIDAY
Day Use HS (Expires at 10pm) $10 $15 $15
Day Use Ross and Rock Cliff $7 $7 $7
Sr.Day Use HS – Sr. 62 & older $5 $8 $8
Sr.Day Use Ross & Rock Cliff – ≥62 $4 $4 $4
Day Use Cabanas $30 $30 $30
Beach Pavilion – Day Use $75 $75 $75
Cove Pavilion – Day Use $60 $60 $60
Sand Pavilion – Day Use $75 $75 $75
Pavilion $100 cleaning deposit
North Pavilion @ Rock Cliff – Day Use $125 $125 $125
Shuttles/Buses $2pp $2pp $2pp
Pedestrians $5pp $5pp $5pp
OTHER
Boat Slip A (6 months) $700 $700 $700
Boat Slip B (6 months) $850 $850 $850
Boat Slip C (6 months) $1,020 $1,020 $1,020
Boat Slip D (6 months) $1,260 $1,260 $1,260
Boat Wait List $20 $20 $20
Summer Dry Storage (6 months) $660 $660 $660
Winter Dry Storage (6 months) $300 $300 $300
Non-motorized Storage / month $30 $30 $30
Overnight parking of boats $15 $15 $15
Hailstone Event Center (+dep.) $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
*Camping “weekdays” are considered Sunday-Thursday nights
 and day use “weekdays” are considered Monday – Friday.
Campsite Reservation Fee $8 $8 $8
Group Reservation Fee $10.25 $10.25 $10.25
Reservation Cancellation Fee $8 $8 $8
Reservation Change Fee $5 $5 $5