Deer Creek State Park and Reservoir is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day. Colorful sails dot the waters of Deer Creek every weekend. Wave runners enjoy the choppy waters in the afternoons, and water-skiers usually get lucky with glassy conditions in the early hours of the day.
For those that want to relax on the shore, a sandy beach on the reservoir's northeast side and numerous day-use areas provide the ideal setting. There are two paved boat launch ramps and one gravel for smaller vessels. Two marinas offer boat rentals and gasoline. One campground, accommodating tents and trailers, is available for those wanting to spend more than a day at Deer Creek.
Deer Creek Reservoir, located in the southwest corner of Heber Valley, offers some of Utah's finest fishing. This 2,965 surface-acre reservoir is stocked with rainbow and brown trout, perch, walleye, and smallmouth bass—numerous access points from US Hwy 189 offer prime shore fishing. Since Deer Creek is well known for its intense summer winds, fishing is most successful in the early morning or evening. Fish cleaning stations provide additional conveniences, and marinas offer boat rentals and some fishing gear. Remember to consult the current Utah fishing proclamation for limits and regulations on Deer Creek Reservoir.
For winter visitors, Deer Creek Reservoir offers some of the best ice fishing in the area. Anglers enjoy fishing for rainbow and brown trout, perch, walleye, and smallmouth bass. For more recreation, camping information, and current conditions, contact Deer Creek State Park.