Deer Creek State Park
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Introduction

Pack your RV and head to heart of northwest Utah’s county side for the perfect getaway. Created in 1971, Deer Creek State Park is a great place to hike and camp, so you’ll be glad that you visited this beautiful 3,260-acre state park. There are 58 partially-private and wooded spots for rig and trailers that provide full hook-ups, a picnic table, and fire ring. This family-friendly state park feels like a resort and offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy like water sports, a restaurant, multiple group-use areas, playgrounds, and zip-line tours. Get out and play in the nearly five miles of water at the Deer Creek Reservoir while you take in the view of Mount Timpanogos. Popular among anglers, you'll find the lake full of rainbow and brown trout, perch, walleye, and much more. Fido is allowed but only in the campground as this state park is a watershed. Easy to access, discover a peaceful environment that gives you a chance to relax from the hustle and bustle of life. This park has it all - get ready to make some fond memories to enjoy for years to come at Deer Creek State Park!

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Transportation in Deer Creek State Park

Driving

Open year-round, pack up your RV and head out to camp at one of Utah’s popular state parks in Heber Valley. Nestled in Wasatch County’s southwest corner, Deer Creek State Park is only a short drive from Park City, Provo, and Salt Lake City as the state park is accessible from US I-189 S. Get ready to explore Utah’s variety of woodland and shorelines as the reservoir provides a scenic adventure of the Wasatch Mountain Range during your time at Deer Creek State Park.

Parking

When you arrive at Deer Creek State Park, check-in at the visitor center to pick up a park map. Traveling the roads to the campground are easy as the camping sites and roads are simple to navigate. However, you may want to pack leveling blocks just in case. The campground can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 85 feet in length.

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Campgrounds and parking in Deer Creek State Park

Campsites in Deer Creek State Park

Reservations camping

Chokecherry Campground

What’s not to love about this Utah campground? As you explore the trails and waterfront of Deer Creek State Park, you will find that the Chokecherry Campground makes a perfect RV camping location. With 31 sites, the options are endless at this popular state park. The views from this campground are amazing as it sits above the lake and you can see the breathtaking Wasatch Mountain Range. Sites are private and well-spaced; plus they provide full hook-ups, a picnic table, and fire ring. At this well-maintained campground, you will find multiple bathhouses that offer hot showers and flush toilets. There is also a dump station for visitors to use at the campground. Pets may join you on your camping adventure but are only allowed within the campground since the Deer Creek State Park is a watershed. From kite surfing to making s’mores by the campfire, you’ll be glad you’re here. Due to the popularity of this resort state park, advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservations are available during the peak summer season.

Great Horned Owl Campground

On this loop at Deer Creek State Park, there are 19 RV sites to select from. These sites don't have hookups, but each pad offers a picnic table and fire ring. Pets are welcome, provided they are supervised on a leash. Water spigots are centrally located around the campground. You'll also be within walking distance to Peterson Day Use Area, which offers a scenic picnic area.

First-come first-served

First-Come, First-Served

Starting in October, the campground is open on a first-come, first-served basis during the off season.

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Seasonal activities in Deer Creek State Park

In-Season

Zip Line Tours

Calling all adventure seeking campers! View Deer Creek State Park from the sky as you take part in a unique Utah experience as you take in Deer Park State Park’s breathtaking high mountains and gorgeous lake. From a traditional zip line to a challenging rope course, Utah’s Zip Line Tours has it all. A great adventure that will challenge you while you RV camp at this state park.

Visiting Island Aqua Park

A unique water experience at Deer Creek State Park, Island Aqua Park is a floating water park for campers of all ages will love! With a wiggle bridge, hurdle and action tower, this water adventure provides fun in the sun with a little challenge. Open during the peak season, visitors are encouraged to purchase a PlayPass so you can enjoy the park all day long. Pack your swimsuits, towels, and sunscreen for fun that you won’t ever forget!

Enjoying the Water

Get out on the water and enjoy Utah's beautiful sunshine during your RV camping trip! From swimming to boating, it’s easy to have a great adventure during your stay for all outdoor enthusiasts. Since the area is a watershed, any boats from out of state or Lake Powell must be inspected prior to using them at Deer Creek. Need a boat? Deer Creek State Park has a fully equipped marina with fuel, dock, and boat rentals.

Off-Season

Exploring the Deer Creek Trails

Enjoy a little exercise while you get out in nature and explore Deer Creek State Park on the Deer Creek Trail. A segment of the Provo-Jordan River Parkway Trail, this area is designed for biking, equestrian use, and of course, hiking. For anglers, the trail will provide you access to the western shore of Deer Creek. Stop by the visitor center to pick up a trail map to find the best trail for you! Pack your best hiking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat in your camper and hit the trailer.

Stargazing

Head out from your campervan into the beautiful, starry Utah night sky during your next camping adventure. Pack a blanket and a flashlight to see the best light show that Mother Nature has to offer at Deer Creek Reservoir. You will love how remote this state park is. The area gets very little light pollution, making it a great place to the stars. Don’t forget your telescope to see planets and stars during this peaceful experience.

Fishing at Deer Creek Reservoir

Cast your worries away fishing! Whether you are fishing from a boat or from Deer Creek Reservoir's beautiful coastline, spending time catching your next meal is a popular pastime at this state park. The state park offers fish cleaning stations making fishing a breeze. Known for rainbow and brown trout fishing found in Deer Creek Reservoir, anglers will find plenty of small mouth bass, perch, walleye, and more for their next dinner.

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