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Water Sports around Park City

The hot summer days are finally upon us, and many of us turn to a day on the water to cool down. Luckily, there are many water sports options available around Park City:

jordanelle state park water sportsJust ten minutes from Park City, is the Jordanelle Reservoir. The Jordanelle State Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Whether you’re spending the day or the weekend, everyone in your party will enjoy picnicking, camping, hiking, and water sports on the Jordanelle Reservoir. Along the shores of the reservoir are three recreation areas; Hailstone, Rock Cliff, and Ross Creek. (Note: Rock Cliff’s campground is currently closed due to flooding, but the boat ramp and trailhead are open.) For hours and camping reservations visit or call 435-782-3030. The easiest way to enjoy the water sports is to rent from Jordanelle Rentals and Marina. Visit or call 435-615-7397. If a water cruise is on the agenda, Jordanelle Rentals and Marina offers a variety of options from fishing boats, pontoons, ski boats and 3 passenger jet skis. (Ask about their early bird specials.) For those of you interested in a more tranquil afternoon, enjoy kayaking or paddleboarding around the reservoir and appreciating the breathtaking scenery.

Just 20 minutes south of the Jordanelle is Deer Creek State Park. Deer Creek is a great place to enjoy water sports around Park City. Windsurf, boat, zipline, swim and fish on the cool waters. The Chokecherry Campground is open for summer camping, with views of the surrounding mountains. For zipline reservations visit and for camping reservations call 435-654-0171.

For an adrenaline rushing adventure, contact Park City Rafting and book a half day or full day river rafting excursion. Park City Rafting will take care of everything with fully guided rafting trips down the Weber River. Everyone who rides the Weber says it’s an experience of a lifetime. Personally, I can say that it made a “forever” memory for me and my son!

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Stay cool and enjoy!

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