Deer Creek Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted
Longitude / Latitude 40°25'45"N 111°29'58"W
Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.

Deer Creek Reservoir is a large reservoir at the top of Provo Canyon in northern Utah.

Getting There
Deer Creek Reservoir is easily accessible from US-189 between Provo and Heber. The highway crosses the dam and follows the shore for about five miles. Since this is a state park there will be an entrance fee, typically $10.

Recreational facilities at the reservoir include Deer Creek State Park as well as private recreational facilities and marinas. The state park has modern rest rooms with showers, sewage disposal, a 31 unit campground, and fish cleaning stations. The park is located two miles north of the dam on US-189 (milepost 20) with well-marked entrances. Private facilities include Snow's Marina in Wallsburg Bay (milepost 21), the Deer Creek Island Resort (milepost 24) with a restaurant, boat rentals, boat launch areas, picnic areas, swimming areas, gasoline and sundries. Additional state-owned beach facilities with public rest rooms are just north of the resort. There are numerous USFS campgrounds up the North Fork up Provo Canyon on U-92, and Wasatch State Park in Midway (north of the reservoir and US-189 in the Heber Valley) also offers camping.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5417
Depth (feet) maximum 137 mean 65
Length (miles) 5.7 Width (miles) 1.2 Shoreline (miles) 18.4
Visibility: 7-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F Current Water Conditions
Aquatic life: Smallmouth Bass and Walleye

In the spring avoid the east part of the lake as the runoff ruins visibility. One of the better areas is around Sailboat Beach, head toward the dam.
When the water levels are low the entrance off Sailboat Beach will be rocky. Becareful when hauling or carrying gear to the waters edge.  
Many divers will dive around the 'island' near the state park entrance.

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