Description - Flows of Ashley Creek are regulated by Steinaker Dam, Central Utah Project, Vernal Unit. The Reservoir was constructed offstream in Steinaker Draw about 3.5 miles north of Vernal, Utah. Recreation management at Steinaker Reservoir is performed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation.
- The recreation area is situated north of Vernal, at 5,520-foot elevation. The reservoir has a surface area of about 800 acres when full.. The recreation season is April through October with high use. Common fish species include rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Fees charged. Reservations accepted for certain campsites. Steinaker Reservoir U.S. Geological Service map covers the area.
Recreation - Recreational activities at Steinaker Reservoir include; biking, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, recreational vehicles, water sports, wildlife viewing and winter sports.
Climate - The climate of Utah varies with the terrain. Visitors to the mountains will experience cool summer nights and passing storms that can alter a sunny day very quickly. Be prepared with layers when recreating in the mountains.
The deserts and canyons of Utah can be dangerous places. Summer temperatures often reach above 100 degrees F, so be sure to carry water on all adventures. Flash floods in the canyons are also a threat. It is difficult to predict incoming weather when deep within a canyon so check reports before venturing into any narrow canyon areas.
Steinaker Reservoir is located 7 miles north of Vernal. All-weather access. From Vernal, Utah, 7 miles north on U.S. 191.