Jordanelle State Park
Welcome to Jordanelle State Park. Located above the beautiful Heber Valley in Wasatch County and along the shores of the Jordanelle Reservoir are three distinct recreation areas, Hailstone, Rock Cliff, and Ross Creek, which offer a variety of recreational opportunities. Whether you plan on spending a day, weekend or more, Jordanelle offers some of the best picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, or hiking that you will find in the great state of Utah.
Jordanelle Reservoir is filled by the Provo River and along with Deer Creek Reservoir helps provide culinary water to users in Wasatch, Utah and Salt Lake Counties. Jordanelle State Park is just minutes away from some of the best attractions and sites that Utah has to offer. Whether you want to ski, shop, take in a movie during the world-famous Sundance Film Festival, or visit some of the historic venues of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics this is the place for you! We are located only a few miles from Park City. Looking to take a scenic drive or maybe some snowmobiling? The Mirror Lake Highway is also just a short drive away.
So come to take a break with us and enjoy some time in the great outdoors that is the beautiful natural resource known as Jordanelle State Park.
Hailstone offers a more developed side of Jordanelle.
Dogs are not allowed on the public beach. They are allowed on a leash in all other areas including the docks and water.
Main Ramp – 8 lanes, lease docks, courtesy docks, fish cleaning station, flush restrooms, C-store, pro-shop, rentals, mooring buoys, dry storage, indoor dry storage, live video feed, on the water fuel (ethanol free), and on the water-sewer pump out.
Personal Watercraft Ramp (PWC) – smaller ramp for PWCs (like jet skis and wave runners) and non-motorized launching (sailboats, kayaks, and paddleboards). A courtesy dock is also available from May through October. During the summer months, motorized boats are not allowed to launch from this ramp. There is also storage for non-motorized vessels.
Lease Docks – The Hailstone Marina is equipped with an 80 slip private boat dock. Slips may be rented every 2 years. Boat slips are categorized by size and the availability of electricity.
A Slips are 11′ wide and can accommodate boats up to 22′ in length.
B Slips are 11′ wide and can accommodate boats 22’1″ – 26′ in length.
C Slips are 11′ wide and can accommodate boat 22’1″ – 26′ in length and have electricity.
D Slips are 12′ wide and can accommodate boats 26’1″ – 32′ in length and have electricity.
RV Campground: Hailstone offers 103 RV campsites equipped with partial hookups (power & water), fire pits with BBQ grills and picnic tables. All restrooms have hot showers and flush toilets. Murdock Camp Services also has a laundry facility. A dump station is located on the west side of the campground. A playground is located in the Lower Fisher loop by Murdock Camp Services. All of our sites come with amazing views of the reservoir and sell out fast so plan ahead!
Tent Campground: McHenry campground is made up of four loops designed specifically for tents. Bathrooms with showers are available along with water spigots placed within each loop. A playground is located in the McHenry D loop near the restroom. RVs and Trailers are NOT allowed in any of the McHenry Loops and will be asked to leave.
Hike-in Campground: Keetley campground is a hike-in campground for those in tents who want more of a secluded experience away from other campers. Some are available for reservation, but most are walk-in only (available on a first-come-first-serve basis). Showers are available in the main campground at Murdock Camp Services.
Group Camping: Keetley Group Campsite can accommodate up to 50 people. There are four tent pads on the north side of the pavilion (46’x10′, 25’x9′, 18’x8′, and 24’x8′). There is a large pavilion with nine picnic tables, parking lot, four RV hookup sites, nearby dumpster, and two restrooms with showers. A $100 refundable cleaning/damage deposit is required.
Cabins: Two of Jordanelle’s most popular facilities are our cabins: Elkhorn (sleeps 8) and Deer Ridge (sleeps 6). Each cabin is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning/heating unit, along with a table and chairs. No Smoking or Pets allowed. A refundable $100 cleaning/damage deposit is required for each cabin. Call for current prices. Deer Ridge is ADA accessible.
Other Day Use Facilities:
Cabanas: Hailstone has 40 reservable day use cabanas. Each cabana comes with one covered picnic table, pedestal grill, and one (1) reserved parking spot. Dogs are not allowed beyond the cabanas onto the public beach areas.
Group Pavilions: Hailstone offers two-day use pavilions that can accommodate up to 75 guests. The Sand Pavilion is located directly on the public beach, near the volleyball court. Half the pavilion has a concrete floor, the other half is sand. The site has cinder block pit in addition to a pedestal grill. The Sand Pavilion has nine large picnic tables and is ADA accessible. The Beach Pavilion is very popular and offers public beach access, playground access, 9 picnic tables, a fire pit, large pedestal grill, lights, and five reserved parking stalls. There is no motorized boat access to this site. The Cove Pavilion has 9 picnic tables, large pedestal grill, and lights. There is no motorized boat access to this site. A $100 refundable cleaning/damage deposit is required. Pavilion fee covers the pavilion and does not include fees for vehicles. Pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance.
Fish Cleaning Station: The fish cleaning station is located west of the main ramp just outside the restrooms.
Geocache Adventure: Hailstone offers a Solar System Geocache that begins near the park office. Pick up a brochure and start your adventure! Once completed, a certificate can be turned in for extra prizes.
Event Center: The Hailstone Event Center is a natural and affordable option for your next wedding or special event. The event center can accommodate indoor/outdoor events as large as 500 people. Please go to the “Weddings” tab under “Events” for more information and brochures.
Playground: The day use playground is located near the public beach between the Beach House and Beach Pavilion.
Beach House: The Beach House is a structure similar to a pavilion, but has a pergola roof. Jordanelle Rentals non-motorized rentals and the AquaXzone tickets are done there. There are picnic tables, restrooms, and outside showers on the building. The Beach House is adjacent to the public beach.
Rock Cliff offers a more natural side of Jordanelle
Pets are not allowed beyond the parking lots due to the delicate nature of this area. Pets are allowed on leash on the Perimeter Trail and 3 Rocks Trail. As this is the inlet from the Upper Provo, artificial lures ONLY are allowed on the river.
Rock Cliff is equipped with a single lane boat ramp that can be used in the early summer when the water level is at its highest. The boat ramp is only for vessels 16′ and under, and for other small non-motorized use such as kayaks, canoes, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There are no docks at this facility. The water off of the launch ramp is known for its fishing due to the ecosystem under the water that was created when the plants and trees were buried when the reservoir filled.
The Rock Cliff Nature Center is a one of a kind experience that teaches about the wildlife, plants, animals, and ecosystem of Jordanelle. The Nature Center is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Friday 12-5, Saturday and Sunday 9-5. Tours are available by request during the Summer season.
Boardwalk: Feel like taking an easy nature walk? Rock Cliff is equipped with elevated boardwalks and well-maintained trails guide visitors through the upland sage and wetland areas, leading to a breathtaking view of the Provo River as it enters Jordanelle Reservoir.
Perimeter Trail: If you are looking for more of a hike, bike ride or horseback ride, then the perimeter trail is for you. The trail totals 15.5 miles from Rock Cliff to Crandall Point near Hailstone. The boat ramp area is also a trailhead for Jordanelle’s perimeter trail that takes you to all three areas of the park.
Wada Way and Keetley loop trails at Ross Creek: Wada Way is a 1.85-mile loop and Keetley is a 1.69-mile loop. These are great trails for biking or hiking.
Three Rocks Trail: Three Rocks Trail is only about a 3/4 mile hike but is uphill switchbacks and offers some great views of the scenery that Rock Cliff has to offer.
Tent Camping: Currently Rock Cliff has 6 walk-in tent camping sites available. Parking is available by the North Pavilion and a short walk takes you to a slightly primitive campsite that is equipped with a fire pit and picnic table. Firewood gathering is prohibited. Restrooms with hot showers and flush toilets are nearby. Water is not available at the sites. Reservations are available Memorial Day thru Labor Day and walk-ins are available year round.
Day Use Facilities:
Fish Cleaning Station: There is a fish cleaning station near the vehicle bridge on the way to the campground.
Geocaching: Rock Cliff is also the starting coordinates to two Geocaches: The Ribbon of Life and Memorial Point.
North Group Pavilion: Rock Cliff has one group pavilion that is available by reservations only. It is equipped with 9 picnic tables and a large pedestal BBQ grill and a water spigot nearby.
Trailhead to the perimeter trail and access to excellent fishing
The Ross Creek Trail Head allows access to the Jordanelle Perimeter Trail which is a non-motorized trail that travels from Crandall Point near Hailstone, to Ross Creek and ends at Rock Cliff. The trailhead also allows anglers to access the north arm of the reservoir which is known for its bass fishing. The trailhead is equipped with hitching posts, CXT pit toilets, and an information kiosk. At the Ross Creek Trailhead, there are 3 miles of loop trails to enjoy in addition to the Perimeter Trail. Wada Way and Keetley.
Non-Motorized Boat Ramp:
Construction on a non-motorized boat access has begun and will be about 1.1 miles down the trail from the existing trailhead. This will allow non-motorized users such as kayaks, canoes, and paddle boarders an access to the reservoir away from the busy motorized traffic of the Hailstone ramp. This will also assist anglers with an area to park that is considerably closer to the water and will increase the visitation to the area. The new access will have additional parking, hitching posts, and another CXT restroom for convenience.
Winter is a beautiful time in the park. Although much of the facilities are unavailable during these months, Jordanelle still has a lot to offer.
Boating: The main and PWC boat ramps at Hailstone are plowed during the winter months until the ice forms on the reservoir. There is a heated restroom at the top of the main ramp and a port-a-potty restroom at the PWC ramp. A seasonal wedge dock is in place at both ramps.
Fishing: Rock Cliff and Hailstone park roads are plowed during the winter months. Once the reservoir freezes, anglers enjoy ice fishing. OHV’s are not permitted in the park with one exception; anglers may use OHV’s from ramps to access the ice only. All fish cleaning stations are shut down for the winter.
Snow Shoe Rentals: Snowshoes are available to rent at the park office. There are a variety of sizes ranging from child to adult.
Camping: Camping is available in the campground until the snow sticks and would require plowing. At that point, only self-contained camping is allowed at the marina parking lot by the heated restroom. Water is available at the dump station. All fires must be contained and at least 18″ off the ground. At Rock Cliff, sites #1-7 are open for hike-in camping. A port-a-potty restroom is on site.
General Day Use: Guests are welcome to enjoy the park by hiking trails, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, tubing, building snow-people, taking photos, walking, etc. Due to the elevation of the park, the air is free from inversions/settling pollution.
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