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*** Site Availablity Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Deer Creek State Park, UT

Photo: Deer Creek State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Aug 21 2014


Deer Creek State Park is easily accessible from the Wasatch Front; within one-half hour from Provo and an hour from Salt Lake City. The reservoir and park are extremely popular for recreation and camping. Major park activities are water-based, including boating, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, and fishing.Deer Creek Reservoir lies in the southwest corner of beautiful Heber Valley, at the base of towering Mount Timpanogos. Its cool waters provide some of Utah's finest year-round fishing.


This park offers campgrounds for individual and group camping and Group day-use facilities are available at Sailboat Beach, Petersen, Island, and Rainbow Bay

Walsburg Bay, located at the southwest end of the reservoir, and is available for group use camping from July 1st- October 31st (water may not be available after October 15th) and is open for day use only from November 1st to June 30th.


A concessionaire provides a restaurant, boat rentals, gasoline, and sundries.

Nearby Attractions:

Deer Creek Island Resort at Deer Creek State Park provides a wide variety of services including boat rentals, wakeboard clinics, a restaurant, store and catering services. (435) 654-2155 www.deercreekislandresort.com

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Concessions
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Hot Showers
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Showers
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information


  • Off-season camping is allowed on a first-come, first-served basis. However, there are no services.

Getting There:

From Salt Lake City: Travel east on Interstate 80 to State Road 40 to US 189,(milepost 19) to the park.

From Provo: Take Exit 275 off of Interstate 15 and follow Highway 189 (milepost 19) through Provo Canyon to the main park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Deer Creek State Park
BOX 257

Phone Number:

Information: (435)654-0171