- Type: Recreation & Natural Areas
NileGuide Expert Says:
A moderate-elevation reservoir perfect for late spring and early fall recreation
NileGuide Expert tip:
Due to drinking water concerns, dogs are not allowed on the Deer Creek Trail above the reservoir.
- Deer Creek Reservoir is sandwiched between Deer Creek and Wasatch Mountain state parks. Cradled among the stunning peaks of the Heber Valley, Deer Creek Reservoir is a dammed portion of the Provo River.
The Deer Creek Dam was built between the years of 1938 and 1941. With a surface area of nearly 3,000 acres, and a north-south length of roughly eight miles, this is no small lake.
Deer Creek Reservoir has an 8-mile non-motorized path, the Deer Creek Trail, running its length on the hills above its western slopes. With a surface elevation of 5,417 feet, this reservoir provides an extremely pleasant place to run, bike, and fish in the late spring and early fall.
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