Utah Adventure Hits: Deer Creek State Park

Deer CreekUtah is home to breathtaking landscapes, lush mountains, great skiing powder, water sports, and the first ever Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. Indeed, the state has something to offer for adventurers of every kind. Now, get those rental boats ready because this time, you will be exploring Deer Creek State Park.

Where is Deer Creek State Park located?

In 1971, the 3,260-acre Deer Creek State Park opened to the public as a state park that features the large Deer Creek Dam and Reservoir. Located near Midway, you can easily reach it from the Wasatch Front. Alternatively, you can take a one-half-hour drive from Provo to get to the reservoir and park.

Among the lakes you will find around the medium-sized Deer Creek reservoir are Sailboat Beach, Rainbow Bay, Petersen Island, and Walsburg Bay. Deer Creek State Park is widely popular for water sports, recreation, and camping.

What does Deer Creek have to offer?

Aside from camping (which is a go-to for all outdoor adventurers), you can enjoy fishing, sun tanning, and swimming in Deer Creek State Park. The park has picnic areas, a restaurant, ramps for boat-launching, fish cleaning stations, camping sites for both RVs and tents, restrooms, showers, sewage disposals, and a gas station.

If you love being in the water, you’ll love playing surface water sports in Deer Creek. The state park is open for boating, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. For an adventure in the air, Deer Creek Reservoir allows you to go on a zip line.

Whether you’re weary from everyday life or are just looking for something exciting, take some time to visit Deer Creek. Spend the day boating, fishing, or windsurfing; relax under the night sky in one of the state park’s campgrounds.

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Get packing and start planning out your next Utah adventure in the reservoir and park.