Reservoir lies less than an hour East of Salt Lake City. This closeness ensures the reservoir remains fairly busy. Beautiful
views and a large reservoir help enhance the draw. There are two
state parks alongside the reservoir, Hailstone and Rock Cliff. To
access Hailstone drive East on I-80 to the junction of highway 40;
head South on 40 and drive to exit 8, follow the signs to the
park. In order to get to Rock Cliff continue on 40 to the turn off
to highway 32, make a left and follow the signs to Rock
Hailstone is the
most developed of the two campgrounds. This campground was opened
in 1995, therefore all the facilities are modern and adhere to the
American Disabilities Act. There are 144 drive-up sites and
another 40 walk in or boat in sites. For boat-in camping Iíd
recommend sites 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 171, 174, 175, and 177.
For RV camping the closest sites to the lake are, 75, 76, 77, 78,
79, 80, 81, 100, 101, and 103. If you are tent camping sites 106,
107, and 108 are closest to the water. Be aware there isnít much
shade in this campground, most of the trees are still in a
juvenile stage and donít offer much shade. It might not be a bad
idea to bring some kind of shelter from the sun. There are also
many picnic shelters and several public day use beaches. Day use
is $9.00 per vehicle, campsites featuring electrical and water
outlets are $17.00 per night, tent camping is $14.00 per night.
There is a boat
ramp and also a personal watercraft ramp.
Marina slips are available if you wish to dock your boat. A restaurant
and general store are
also located on
premises. If you donít have your own boat, rentals are
available. Group picnic pavilions are also available for
Cliff is a bit more nature oriented and definitely has a different
feel than Hailstone. Donít be surprised to see a moose strolling
through your campsite at Rock Cliff. All sites at Rock Cliff are
walk-in tent camping. Wheeled carts are provided
to carry in your camping supplies. This area is very popular with
fly fisherman as it provides excellent access to the Provo River.
A nature center and interpretive trail allow people to admire
natureís wonders of the area. The campsites feature generally
shady sites relatively isolated from each other. There are 50
sites to choose from with 5 of them handicapped accessible. Each
site is $14.00 per night, for day use you must pay $7.00.