Deer Creek Reservoir

NileGuide Expert Says:

A moderate-elevation reservoir perfect for late spring and early fall recreation


84082 Park City,



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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