Whatever you're looking for in water recreation, you can find it at Jordanelle Reservoir! Just minutes north of Heber City on US Hwy 40, this 3,068 surface-acre reservoir provides the ideal setting for any type of water play. Utah's newest reservoir, constructed in 1992, Jordanelle has become a favorite of boaters, water-skiers and wave-runners. The reservoir's sandy beaches, day-use cabanas and a children's play area complete the experience. Boating facilities at Hailstone recreation area on the west shore of the reservoir include two separate boat ramps (one for personal watercraft), an 80-slip marina with utility hookups, fuel dispensing, boat rentals and a marina store and restaurant. Three separate campgrounds with showers and utility hookups, are available for those wishing to spend a few days enjoying the cool waters of Jordanelle. For more recreation and camping information, contact Jordanelle State Park at 435-649-9540.
Since the Jordanelle reservoir began filling in 1993, stocking has been heavy. The reservoir did not open to fishing until 1995 and it was estimated that over 63,000 rainbows were caught within the first five days of opening. The reservoir now holds rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout, and small mouth bass. Bag limits have been restricted to keep this popular fishery productive. Remember to consult the current Utah fishing proclamation for limits and regulations on Jordanelle.
Two major recreation areas access the reservoir: Hailstone, located on Highway 40 six miles north of Heber, and Rock Cliff, two miles west of Francis on State Route 32. Two boat ramps and fish cleaners are available at Hailstone, and boat rentals and fishing tackle can be purchased from the marina. A perimeter trail around the reservoir accesses shore fishing areas away from the crowds. Stop in at the visitor center at Hailstone or the nature center at Rock Cliff for recreation information and to find out where to catch your limit.
The new Jordanelle Reservoir is quickly becoming a popular destination for ice fishing. Rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout, along with smallmouth bass are all well stocked in Jordanelle Reservoir. Primary access is at Hailstone on Highway 40 north of Heber. Parking is plowed, restrooms are available, and the visitor center is open year-round. For current information on ice conditions, contact Jordanelle State Park at 435-649-9540.