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.
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.
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.
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.
Isle premium paddleboard - was $795, now only $495!
ROC 10' paddleboard - was $349, now $264
Intex inflatable kayak - was $190, now $126
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:
world's most rad playground
Nearby site: Mount Timpanogas Temple: Walk the beautiful grounds and enjoy the peace and quiet.
EATS nearby within 10 minutes:
click here for Nearby Shave Ice
Breakfast: Check out 5 Best Donut Shops in Utah County
Lunch and Dinner:
Oteo (Best. tacos. ever.)
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.