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Currant Creek is a high altitude reservoir that is located near Strawberry
Reservoir. The reservoir is a great fishing place, both Rainbow and
Cutthroat trout can be caught here. There is a boat ramp to accommodate the
boating crowd, as well as many parking areas to facilitate the shore fishing
Currant Creek is located at 7680 feet and can be a bit chilly even in the
summertime. The reservoir is fed by the Duchesne River and Rock Creek
drainages. The surface area is 300 acres and the maximum depth is 123
To get to Currant Creek from the Salt Lake Valley drive East on I-80 to
highway 40. Head South on 40 through Heber and up over Daniels Summit. A
bit past Strawberry you will see a sign for the Currant Creek Café. The
road to the reservoir is the signed road before the café. Travel on a dirt
road about 13 miles till you get to the dam. From the dam drive seven miles
around the reservoir to the campground.
The Currant Creek campground is a very nice place to camp. There are 100
total sites and individual campsites are $12.00. The sites are very well
spaced and well maintained, there are four loops. Loops A, B, and C are
located a bit further away from the reservoir, A being the closest and C
being the farthest away. The C loop has horse campsites for the equine
crowd. The D loop is the closest and nicest of the loops. This loop has
very nicely spaced sites and a lot of shade; there is even a playground for
the children. Sites 7, 9, and 10 are closest to the reservoir. Sites 3, 4,
and 13-16 are closest to the playground.
If the campground camping isn’t your thing there are several places to
primitive camp. Watch for spur roads off of the drive in. Tthere are many
creekside camping places nestled in aspen groves. Be sure and clean up
after yourselves, don’t toss your bottles or cans into a fire ring. If you
are going to primitive camp pack out whatever you pack in, and pick up after others. There are also places to camp in Upper Currant Creek. Once again, look for spur roads and camp only where it is obvious others have before.
Besides fishing there are plenty of ATV trails in the area. Hiking and
horseback riding are also popular diversions. Be sure and come up in the
summertime and view the wildflowers. Rumor has it that old Spanish mines can be found in the area as well. Legends of lost gold and ancient mines persist to this day, prospect for yourself and see what you find.
North Fork of Duchense River