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Description - Rockport Reservoir, Weber Basin Project, was formed by the construction of Wanship Dam on the Weber River. Recreation management at Rockport Reservoir is performed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. This reservoir is situated 5 miles south of Wanship and has a surface area of 1080 acres when full. The elevation is approximately 6,040 feet.

Attractions - The managed recreation season is year-round with high use during the summer season and ice fishing in the winter. Common fish species include rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and brown trout. Fees charged. Reservations are accepted for certain campsites. Wanship and Crandall Canyon U.S. Geological Service maps cover the area. Stream fishing opportunities exist below the reservoir.

Recreation - Recreational activities at Rockport Reservoir include; biking, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, recreational vehicles, water sports, wildlife viewing and winter sports.

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 - Rockport Reservoir is located east of Salt Lake City Utah, 5 miles south of Wanship. All weather access. 45 miles east of Salt Lake City. From Salt Lake City, Utah, go east on I-80 to Wanship/Rockport State Park exit. Turn right and go 4 miles on Highway 32.


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Filed By: Alanna (Layton, Ut)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Feb. 13, 05: Ice is approx 8 in. thick. OK action for medium sized perch. Use small jigs tipped with wax worms. The recent storm slowed fishing, it's usually pretty good.


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating
Yes
ICON Fishing Available species include rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and brown trout.
Yes


More Information

Contact Information:
Rockport Reservoir, Utah Parks & Rec. Division, 9040 South , Rockport, UT, 84036, Phone: 801-336-2241

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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