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Utah State Parks boating report for Labor Day weekend

Published September 18, 2014 12:44 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The weather for the Labor Day weekend looks "mostly" nice. If you are considering boating here's the Utah State Parks current reservoir conditions as of August 25:Some reservoir have low water- watch for underwater hazards. Most state parks have plenty of water for launching and boating.Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/70 degrees Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ramp OPEN/70 degrees Bear Lake Rainbow Cove: Launch Ramp OPEN/70 degreesBear Lake Rendezvous Beach: Launch Ramp CLOSED/low water levelsDeer Creek State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/68 degrees 60% full *Island ramp is very shallow- go slow and watch your propeller; plenty of water at main ramp East Canyon State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/72 degrees 70% fullWide Hollow at Escalante State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/70 degreesGreat Salt Lake State Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/77 degreesGunlock State Park: Launch Ramp: CLOSED/ 77 degreesHuntington State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/70 degrees 98% fullHyrum Lake State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/75 degrees 65% fullJordanelle State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/69 degrees 73% fullMillsite State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/68 degrees Otter Creek State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/64 degrees *Plenty of water, however be cautious of sand bars starting to show south of Senior PointPalisade State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/60 degrees *Water level dropping quickly- rental boats have been removed from reservoirPiute State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/63 degrees *Dock and buoys have been removed due to extremely low water.Quail Creek State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/77 degrees Red Fleet State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/72 degrees *Watch for submerged islands and marked hazardsRockport State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/72 degrees 50% fullSand Hollow State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/77 degrees *West side ramp is open; south side ramp is closed Scofield State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/62 degrees 30% full *Both boat ramps still open- plenty of water for boatingStarvation State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/70 degrees 75% fullSteinaker State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/74 degrees *Watch for submerged islands and marked hazardsUtah Lake State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/80 degrees *South and northwest ramps are closed, but launching is available at the northeast ramps. Water levels are low- large vessels may have trouble launching; watch for shallow water and hazardsWillard Bay State Park: Launch Ramp CLOSED/78 degrees *Ramps are closed. Boats can still launch, but done so at own riskYuba State Park: Launch Ramp OPEN/74 degrees *Painted Rocks boat ramp is out of water- launch at own risk. Plenty of water at Oasis rampUtah State Parks is the state boating authority, providing access, education, and search and rescue on Utah's boating waters. boating.utah.gov