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Address: Heber City, UT
Phone Number: +1 435-654-0171
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Deer Creek is a reservoir bordering a mountain that is known for its water...

Deer Creek is a reservoir bordering a mountain that is known for its water sports and its fall foliage.

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Deer Creek

Deer Creek is a good reservoir. It has three parks along the shores, each nice. The lake itself is usually quite calm in the morning, a little rougher in the afternoon. Good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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Tooele, Utah
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a great little lake with rentals available for adding to your adventure. Parking and day use is easy access. It's not too cold, even in Oct. folks were still paddle boarding and sailing.

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Grove City, Ohio
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Just drive around this lake and enjoy the breathtaking views. Pull off to take photos. It costs $10 to drive down to the boat ramp but if you tell them at the gate you are just taking pictures they will give you a 20 min free pass. There were guys on boards with sails flying across the lake.

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Thank Sharleen N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Deer Creek is a good reservoir. It has three parks along the shores, each nice. The lake itself is usually quite calm in the morning, a little rougher in the afternoon. Good for boating, fishing, kayaking and sail boarding.

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Thank Nadine T
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The first thing you need to know is that the beaches are very rocky so probably not the place for older children. Also not the place if you are a serious swimmer as there seemed to be no control over the boat area. Pleasant enough place to spend a couple of hours if you are in the area but I... More 

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utah, usa
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76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

$15 a day for Rocky beaches, Beer cans and water bottles everywhere? Absolutely Awful. AVOID THIS NASTY PLACE AT ALL COST. Tried to take my young child in the water on rubber kayaks and all the speed boats and jet skis create huge waves that destroy the beach fun. Management doesn't even attempt to clean anything. No porta potty's here... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

If you have a boat and like to fish or other water sports, it's a great place to go during the week. On the weekends or holidays, it's insanely over crowded. Same applies for shore fishing or using the picnic areas. Go during the week. Rainbow Bay picnic areas besides the group facility is in poor shape. Obviously the state... More 

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1 Thank Hankspond
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I usually don't complain about parks or their bathrooms but omg!! When I pay 15$ to use a lake for a few he's on our boat I would thing there would be a toilet to use not coverered in poop. There was poppy toilet paper all over the floor , the one stall looked like someone just pooped on the... More 

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Bridge City, Texas
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230 reviews
98 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Drove up to Heber City area to enjoy the views and the wildlife. Saw historic buildings, sand hill cranes, ospreys, and Mount Timpanogos. Love all the spring flowers. Worth the time and the drive.

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1 Thank Sherry B
Provo, Utah, United States
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Located between Jordanelle and Utah Lake on the Provo River drainage, Deer Creek is a nice sized lake with clean water. It does freeze over in the winter with good ice fishing, but that also means the water is pretty cold in the Spring. Water is usually smoothest in the mornings or evenings, can get pretty windy in the mid... More 

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1 Thank Rob D
Holladay, Utah
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369 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

The Deer Creek stake park is a great place for a picnic and the fishing can be very good for healthy sized trout. Consult the people at the marina re bait, tackle, boat rentals, etc. Lots of wildlife in the area - mostly deer (imagine that!). Heber city is close by with good restaurants, fuel and motels.

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