Learn more about other Utah State Parks boat ramp conditions HERE.
ICE IS NEVER 100% SAFE! Do not judge ice safety on thickness alone. Ice does not form or maintain a uniform thickness. Snow, wind, slush, temperature, and other factors can cause ice thickness and strength to vary greatly, even within inches. Recreate on the ice at your own risk and verify ice thickness as you head out.
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Launch Ramp: Ramp is open but the dock has been removed for the winter season.
Water Temp: 50 degrees
Water Level: 20% full
Fishing Conditions: The fishing is average right now. http://wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots/
Ice Thickness: No ice
ATTENTION!! The reservoir is very low right now. Make sure you are paying attention while boating because new hazards will be emerging. In addition, if you get too close to the water’s edge with your vehicle, you are likely to get stuck and earn an expensive towing bill. Check out http://sevierriver.org to follow current water levels for Otter Creek and Piute Reservoir.
Protect Yourself During Harmful Algal Blooms
How to stay safe…
… if you suspect a harmful algal bloom
- Don’t swim in water that appears to have a harmful algal bloom.
- Don’t boat, water ski, or jet-ski on scummy water. These activities can cause toxins to become airborne, increasing the likelihood you will inhale them.
- Don’t let children play with scum in the water or along the shore.
- Don’t let pets or livestock swim in or drink from scummy waters.
- When in doubt, stay out.
… every time you go out
- Don’t swallow water when swimming.
- Shower after coming into contact with recreational water.
- Rinse animals immediately if they swim in recreational water.
- Wash hands with clean water before eating or preparing food.
- Clean fish well and discard the guts.
- Never drink recreational water. Recreational water may contain bacteria, parasites, or viruses, as well as cyanotoxins, that could cause illness if ingested.
- Do not boil water in an attempt to remove toxins, as boiling actually releases more toxins.
- Wash dishes with clean water. Do not use recreational water.
- When in doubt, stay out.
How to recognize a harmful algal bloom
Harmful algal blooms may look like pea soup, green or blue paint, or have a scum layer or mats/foam floating on the surface. The water may also appear in shades of green, blue-green, yellow, brown, or red. Visit the HABs Photo Gallery for examples of blooms in Utah.
How to report an exposure
Call the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) at (800) 222-1222 if you think you or your pet have been exposed to a harmful algal bloom. UPCC physicians, pharmacists, and nurses trained in toxicology can answer your questions and advise you on the need for further medical or veterinary treatment.
****For more information on current conditions, please visit the Otter Creek State Park Facebook page where we share information and photos. You can also directly message park personnel any questions or comments you have from that page.
Last Updated: 11/29/2021
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