Deer Creek Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Hot
  • Conditions: Shoreline anglers are catching quite a few yellow perch in the Charleston area. The shoreline near the dam is also producing fish later in the evening. Try fishing with nightcrawlers, marshmallows and garlic- or salmon-flavored peach PowerBait. Boaters are still catching trout at depths of 20–30 feet. Smallmouth bass have been caught on blue foxes and white gitzit tube jigs, near the rocky shorelines. 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 75 percent full, and water temperatures are ranging in the mid 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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