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Jordanelle Reservoir lies less than an hour East of Salt Lake City. Thisjordanelle4.jpg (26668 bytes) closeness ensures the reservoir remains fairly busy. Beautiful views and a large reservoir help enhance the draw. There are two state parks alongside the reservoir, Hailstone and Rock Cliff. To access Hailstone drive East on I-80 to the junction of highway 40; head South on 40 and drive to exit 8, follow the signs to the park. In order to get to Rock Cliff continue on 40 to the turn off to highway 32, make a left and follow the signs to Rock Cliff.  

Hailstone is the most developed of the two campgrounds. This campground was jordanelle1.jpg (47116 bytes)opened in 1995, therefore all the facilities are modern and adhere to the American Disabilities Act. There are 144 drive-up sites and another 40 walk in or boat in sites. For boat-in camping Iíd recommend sites 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 171, 174, 175, and 177. For RV camping the closest sites to the lake are, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 100, 101, and 103. If you are tent camping sites 106, 107, and 108 are closest to the water. Be aware there isnít much shade in this campground, most of the trees are still in a juvenile stage and donít offer much shade. It might not be a bad idea to bring some kind of shelter from the sun. There are also many picnic shelters and several public day use beaches. Day use is $9.00 per vehicle, campsites featuring electrical and water outlets are $17.00 per night, tent camping is $14.00 per night.

There is a boat ramp and also a personal watercraft ramp.jordanelle2.jpg (40652 bytes) Marina slips are available if you wish to dock your boat. A jordanelle3.jpg (44999 bytes)restaurant and general store are also  located on premises.  If you donít have your own boat, rentals are available. Group picnic pavilions are also available for reservations. 

Rock Cliff is a bit more nature oriented and definitely has a different feel than Hailstone. Donít be surprised to see a moose strolling through your campsite at Rock Cliff. All sites at Rock Cliff are walk-in tent camping. Wheeled carts are jordanelle5.jpg (57339 bytes)provided to carry in your camping supplies. This area is very popular with fly fisherman as it provides excellent access to the Provo River. A nature center and interpretive trail allow people to admire natureís wonders of the area. The campsites feature generally shady sites relatively isolated from each other. There are 50 sites to choose from with 5 of them handicapped accessible. Each site is $14.00 per night, for day use you must pay $7.00.

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Deer Creek

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Utah Camping: The Complete Guide to more than 400 Campgrounds (Foghorn Outdoors)

by Tom Wharton, Gayen Wharton

 

cover   Utah Atlas and Gazetteer
by DeLorme (Editor)

Book Description
Rely on the Utah Atlas & Gazetteer for the utmost in trip planning and 
backcountry access. Contains topographic maps with unbeatable 
detail, plus gazetteer information on great places to go and things to 
do. Scale equals 1:250,000 or 1"=4 miles. Contour Interval is 300'. 
Each page  covers 37 miles... Read more

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