Causey Reservoir is a gorgeous alpine lake nestled in the canyon east of Huntsville beyond Pineview. It doesn’t allow motorized boats, so it’s perfect for kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.
It’s such a beautiful place!
Causey is a popular fishing spot, especially for Kokanee Salmon. Cutthroat, tiger, splake, and rainbow trout are also found in Causey Reservoir. In the fall (August-October) the salmon turn red and spawn up the river! Here is a link for more on the Salmon Run.
There are also multiple opportunities for cliff jumping, up to 65 feet up! That would terrify me; it scared me to even watch others make the higher jumps.
My kids love jumping from the lower cliffs.
Causey is also a great spot for bird watching. Here are a turkey vulture and osprey, but there are lots of duck varieties and other birds.
Causey Reservoir is just so beautiful. The canyon walls are steep and lush and the water looks vibrant blue or turquoise green depending on the sunlight.
Causey was created by putting a dam on the south fork of the Ogden River. Here is the dam:
Here is a view of where ot joins the river:
Causey is very popular and there isn’t really enough parking so be prepared to get there early, especially on weekends. Otherwise you might have to park on the side of the road and haul yourthings far to get them to the water.
There are multiple parking lots, but our favorite is near the Skull Crack Trailhead on the south end. Do you see all of the cars parked along the road in the photo above and second image below? If you are lucky enough to get a close spot you get this short, flat walk to the water.
One more just because Causey Reservoir is so pretty!
Causey Reservoir does drop a lot later in the year. It’s a deep lake, so there is water year round, but you can see the difference in July and then September. The water went from along the tree line, to much below.
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes