Homestead Crater

Longitude / Latitude  40°31'25"N 111°29'06"W 

The Homestead Crater began forming about 10,000 years ago. Water from snow melting on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth's interior heated the water and sent it skyward. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals and they eventually formed the beehive shaped limestone deposit called the Homestead Crater. The hole at the top of the dome lets in sunlight and fresh air while the interior stays heated by the mineral water. 

 Getting There
Salt Lake City/Ogden: Take I-80 eastbound up Parley's Canyon. Exit at US-40/US-189 and go south past the Jordanelle Reservoir. Just after descending from the dam, turn right towards Midway/Wasatch Mountain State Park on Creek Road. Continue through the 'round a bout' (second spoke). At the stop sign turn left. Resort entrance is on the right for the Activity Center and the resort main entrance is second. Either one will get you there. Or you can follow the signs to the resort.

From Utah County, take I-15 to the Orem 800 North exit. Go east on US-189 up Provo Canyon and continue past Deer Creek Reservoir. Immediately after the lake, turn left on U-113towards Charleston/Midway. At the stop sign in Midway, turn left and follow the signs to the Homestead Resort.

Accommodations can be found right at the resort, nearby Midway or in Heber City. The Homestead Resort offers a variety of accommodations simple rooms to homes and condos.

 Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5714
Depth (feet) maximum 65  mean
Length 60 (feet)  Width 60 (feet) Shoreline (feet)
Visibility: 20-40 feet

Summer Water Temperature: 95°F
Aquatic life: Various plastic fugures from a turtle, alligator missing its upper lip, Furn gully, snake and a wagon wheel

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