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Description - Deer Creek State Park lies in the southwest corner of beautiful Heber Valley and consistently provides some of Utah's finest year-round fishing. Anglers fish for rainbow trout, brown trout, perch, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, and walleye. Beautiful Deer Creek reservoir is also extremely popular for boating, wind surfing, sunbathing, swimming, and sailboating.

Attractions - The reservoir is situated in an open setting at 5,420-feet in elevation, with a 2,680-acre surface area. Deer Creek Reservoir offers year-round fishing for rainbow trout, bbrown trout, perch, large mouth bass, small mouth bass and walleye. Other attractions include water sports, camping and picnicking.

Recreation - Managed recreation season is April through November; heavy use. Preferred activities include fishing, motorized boating, and nonmotorized boating. Species include rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass. All-weather access from U.S. 189. Charleston and Aspen Grove U.S. Geological Service maps cover the area. Some facilities accessible to persons with disabilities. Reservations accepted at some campsites. Fees are charged. Stream fishing occurs both above and below the reservoir in the Provo River.

Climate - The climate of Utah varies with the terrain. Visitors to the mountains will experience cool summer nights and passing storms that can alter a sunny day very quickly. Be prepared with layers when recreating in the mountains. The deserts and canyons of Utah can be dangerous places. Summer temperatures often reach above 100 degrees F, so be sure to carry water on all adventures. Flash floods in the canyons are also a threat. It is difficult to predict incoming weather when deep within a canyon so check reports before venturing into any narrow canyon areas.

Location - Deer Creek is at the center of Deer Creek State Park is located in southwestern Utah, seven miles southwest of Heber.

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ICON Fishing Species include rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass.

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Contact Information:
Deer Creek Reservoir, Utah State Parks & Rec. Division, P.O. Box 257 , Midway, UT, 84049, Phone: 801-654-0171

Additional Information:
Mountainland - This northern travel region includes portions of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains as well as the Provo River Basin and the upper Weber River Basin.
Utah Reservoirs - Included here are short descriptions of many of the large reservoirs in Utah. Many of these reservoirs are part of State Parks and more information can be found under the Utah State Parks listing.


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