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Manila Creek Pond: Utah County Hidden Gem

Check out this little hidden gem in Pleasant Grove, Utah!

If you're looking to beat the heat during these hot summer months, look no further than Manila Creek Pond. This place is only a few years old and includes a sloped sandy beach for the kids and crazy amazing mountain backdrops. How about beach and mountains in the same view? That's what we call epic.

Beach play: The sand is powdery soft making it heavenly for sand castle building.

Manila Creek Pond

Shade: There are trees for shade on the grassy area but we suggest bringing a pop-up shaded canopy which you can rent for $10 a day through JJ's Paddleboards. These canopies are the way to go if you want to stay all day.

Manila Creek Pond paddleboarding

Water activities: Paddleboarding or kayaking is a perfect way to cool off as the water gets to be about 73 degrees in the summer.

You can rent high quality inflatable Body Glove paddleboards for only $28 per day here and transport them in a duffle bag. If fishing is your thing, bring a pole. Unfortunately, there are no rental services available at the pond.

Manila Creek Pond paddleboard rentals

Or you could buy a paddleboard of your own. It's actually a great time to buy one on Amazon. Despite inflation almost everywhere else, I'm seeing prices 25-40% lower than last year. Check out our Amazon affiliate links below - we may make a small commission if you purchase.

Nearby Park: If your kids don't last at the lake all day, there is the most amazing park less than a mile away called Harvey Park. This place has all the amenities including:

  • splash pad

  • basketball courts

  • pickleball courts

  • world's most rad playground

Harvey Park Cedar Hills

Nearby site: Mount Timpanogas Temple: Walk the beautiful grounds and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Mt Timpanogos Temple

EATS nearby within 10 minutes:





click here for Nearby Shave Ice

Breakfast: Check out 5 Best Donut Shops in Utah County

Jack's Donuts

Daylight Donuts

Avenue Bakery

Lunch and Dinner:

Oteo (Best. tacos. ever.)

Kitchen 88


Chubby's Cafe

Blue Lemon

Craving's Bistro


Vampire Penguin

Alisha's Cravings Cupcakes (Our absolute favorite!)

We promise you will have a close to perfect day at BeaUTAHful Manila Creek!

Happy warm weather!



For more ideas of family-friendly adventures check out our free Utah Bucket List.


Paddleboarding gear we recommend, available to purchase on Amazon. We may make a small commission through Amazon's affiliate program if you click the links below. 

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