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Description - Jordanelle Dam and Reservoir, features of the Central Utah Project, Bonneville Unit, located on the Provo River about 10 miles north of Heber City, Utah at the 6,130-foot elevation. The reservoir has about 3,050 surface acres when full. Recreation management at Jordanelle Reservoir is performed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. Managed recreation season is year-round with heavy use in the summer months.

Attractions - Jordanelle Reservoir is situated in an open setting with shade along the Francis Arm at the 6,130-feet in elevation, and has a 3,050-acre surface area.Opportunities for fishing occur above the reservoir, in the reservoir and below the reservoir and the available species include rainbow, cutthroat, brown trout, and smallmouth bass. The area also offers wetlands and wet meadows surrounded by scrub oak hillsides, croplands, and sagebrush below the dam. At least 89 bird species, including 66 neotropical migrants, were seen. These include the Cedar Waxwing, Fox Sparrow, Cassin's Finch, Sandhill Crane, and Virginia Rail. Bird activity peaks during the months of April through October. Bald Eagles and Northern Pygmy Owl are present during the winter.

Recreation - The managed recreation season is year-round with heavy use. Recreational activities include fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, water sports, winter sports, wildlife viewing and motorized boating. Available species include rainbow, cutthroat, brown trout, and smallmouth bass. All-weather access from U.S. 40 or State Rd. 32 from Francis, Kamas, Heber City and Park City East. U.S. Geological Service maps cover the area. Barrier-free nature viewing. Opportunities for fishing, camping. Fees charged. Stream fishing below the dam.

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 - Jordanelle Reservoir is located 10 miles north of Heber City. All-weather access from U.S. 40 or State Rd. 32 from Francis, Kamas, Heber City, and Park City East. Site is about 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. Reservations can be made by calling 800-322-3770 toll free outside Salt Lake or (801) 322-3770 from within Salt Lake City Hailstone: 435-649-9540 Rockcliff: 435-782-3030

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ICON Fishing Available species include rainbow, cutthroat, brown trout, and smallmouth bass.

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Contact Information:
Jordanelle Reservoir, Utah Parks & Rec. Division, P.O. Box 309 , Heber City, UT, 84032, Phone: 801-783-3030

Additional Information:
Jordanelle State Park - Jordanelle State Park lies approximately ten miles north of Heber City, Utah, on the shores of Jordanelle Reservoir. Recreation at this park focuses upon water-oriented sports including boating and fishing.
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.
Park City/Deer Valley Area - Park City is located 36 miles east of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Park City is famous for its winter recreation. With its three world-class resorts, skiing and snowboarding are of course the most popular activities, but far from the only ones.
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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