Warm water and predictable canyon winds make the reservoir extremely popular for boating, wind surfing, sunbathing, swimming, and sailing. A sandy beach on the east shore of the reservoir makes Deer Creek a great way to spend a hot summer day. Two marinas provide boat rentals, gasoline, sundries, and a restaurant - The Lakehouse at Deer Creek. Two campgrounds are onsite: Chokecherry Campground and Great Horned Owl Campground. Zipline Utah offers zip line, ropes course, and aqua park options at the lake.