Deer Creek

State Park - Utah

Deer Creek State Park a state park in north western Wasatch County, Utah, United States, featuring large Deer Creek Dam and Reservoir. The park is located near the town of Charleston in the southeast corner of the Heber Valley.

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Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.Utah State Parks - Field Guide

Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.

Deer Creek SP https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/deer-creek/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Creek_State_Park Deer Creek State Park a state park in north western Wasatch County, Utah, United States, featuring large Deer Creek Dam and Reservoir. The park is located near the town of Charleston in the southeast corner of the Heber Valley.
Your park fees provide for the care, protection and enhancement of this park. Deer Creek Trail D eer Creek Trail is a non-motorized trail along the western hillside of Deer Creek, above the reservoir. The trail is designed for biking, equestrian use and hiking. The trail provides access to the western shore for walk-in anglers. Trailheads are located at Soldier Hollow and the Deer Creek Dam. Boating W ith 2,965 acres of water and predictable canyon winds, Deer Creek is a water sports haven. Vessel operators are responsible for understanding and obeying all boating laws and rules. For a complete copy of Utah’s Boating Laws and Rules call: (801) 538-BOAT or (801) 538-2628 Operating Hours Summer: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open year-round with no holiday closures. Deer Creek State Park Park Location: Deer Creek is 10 miles south of Heber on Highway 189. Fishing L arge quantities of stocked fish and naturally growing fish populations make Deer Creek Reservoir one of Utah’s finest year-round fisheries. Deer Creek offers five species of sport fish including: rainbow and brown trout, large and smallmouth bass, walleye and yellow perch. Jigging or trolling are among the most successful ways to catch fish at Deer Creek. From shore, try using worms or PowerBait. Anglers are responsible for obeying and understanding all fishing rules and laws, which can be found in a current Utah Fishing Guidebook. Concession Services D eer Creek Island Resort, the park concession, offers boat rentals, wakeboarding clinics, store, restaurant and catering services. (435) 654-2155 Address Inquiries To: Deer Creek State Park P.O. Box 257 Midway, UT 84049 (435) 654-0171 or Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220, (877) UT-PARKS stateparks.utah.gov For Reservations Call: (801) 322-3770 or toll-free (800) 322-3770 Utah State Parks Mission: To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. Information contained in this brochure was accurate at the time of printing. Policies, facilities, fees, hours and regulations, etc., change as mandated. For updated information please contact the park. The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For information or complaints regarding discrimination, contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 841145610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington DC 20507-001 Printed on recycled paper 1/09 ##M Utah State Parks Park Guidelines D Please observe the following park regulations to ensure everyone’s visit is pleasant. Day-Use Facilities and includes a large pavilion with picnic tables and charcoal grills. Island Day-Use Area provides covered picnic areas with charcoal grills, modern restrooms, water, vault toilets, boat ramp and loading docks. A group day-use pavilion is available by reservation, Provo River Area (below the dam) is for day-use only and offers access to the Provo River. There are no facilities. Lifejackets must be worn at all times when floating on the Provo River. Charleston Day-Use Area has a gravel boat ramp, vault toilets and picnic area. Camping History of Deer Creek D ll campgrounds have modern restrooms with showers. Reservations for camping are always recommended. Chokecherry Campground has 40 campsites for RVs with full hookups and tents. Each site has a picnic table, charcoal grill and firepit. A sewage disposal station is available near the park entrance station. Great Horned Owl Campground has 23 primitive campsites for RVs and tents, no hookups. Group camping is available at the Wallsburg Group Area by reservation only. This site includes three large pavilions with picnic tables, firepits and charcoal grills. Deer Creek State Park Day-Use Area Boat Ramp Campground Parking Decker Bay r se ir vo Island Beach Day-Use Area Rainbow Bay Area Rainbow Bay Great Horned Owl Campground Parking m Da ue to water shortages along the Wasatch Front, the Bureau of Reclamation began construction of Deer Creek Reservoir in 1938 and finished in 1955. Initially, water sports were prohibited on the reservoir and it was used primarily for water storage and fishing. In 1971, Deer Creek State Park was created and evolved into a water sports mecca for northern Utah. A Chalet Foot Path To Heber Rainbow Bay Day-Use Area offers covered picnic areas with charcoal grills and vault toilets. There is no water available. The group day-use area is available by reservation only and has a large pavilion with picnic tables, charcoal grill, modern restrooms, and water. Re M ain Park Area day-use facilities have shaded pavilions, picnic tables, charcoal grills and modern
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