Deer Creek Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: In early June, we stocked 18,000 rainbow trout, and anglers have been catching them. Try fishing in the early morning and late evening hours. Boaters have been catching trout in depths of 20–30 feet. The smallmouth bass have also turned on, so try fishing jerkbaits or spinnerbaits near vegetation just as the temperature warms up in the afternoon. The main ramp at Deer Creek is currently open, but the island ramp will remain closed until further notice. The Charleston boat ramp is open to non-motorized vessels only. There are currently 20 yellow-tagged fish in the reservoir. If you catch one of these fish, measure it to the millimeter, and email the information to Please keep in mind that juvenile quagga mussels have been confirmed in a water sample taken from Deer Creek Reservoir. As such, all watercraft exiting Deer Creek are legally required to decontaminate. Call the state park at 435-654-0171 to check on current conditions or visit Deer Creek on Facebook to see the latest updates. The reservoir is currently 91 percent full, and water temperatures are in the upper 70s.


  • Location: Southwest corner of Heber Valley
  • Directions: Ten miles south of Heber City on Highway 189
  • Type: State park
  • Size: 2,960 acres
  • Elevation: 5,400 feet
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  • Likely catch: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Possible catch: Brown Trout, Yellow Perch
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: State Park, ADA camping, ADA trails, RV hookups, food service and showers
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