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Pineview Reservoir

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Pineview Reservoir is a beautiful lake up in the canyon just east of Ogden. It is great for all water activities including boating, kayaking and fishing.

There are free beaches and paid beaches. All paid beaches are $18/car or $7/walk-in.

Middle Inlet beach and Anderson Cove are two of our favorite paid beaches. The sand is perfect for playing in! Anderson Cove is also a campground. Both have picnic tables and restrooms. Middle Inlet does not have a boat ramp. The other two paid beaches are Port Marina and Cemetery Point, both with boat ramps.

Middle Inlet also has a little cove with birds. I saw a great blue heron, mallard ducks, Canadian geese, Western Grebes, and American Pelicans. I also saw an Osprey fly overhead.

There are free beaches, including Pineview Beach (sometimes called Pelican Beach) and Windsurfer Beach.

Fishing is popular at Pineview Reservoir. They stock Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Common Carp, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Muskellunge, and Yellow Perch. They are most famous for their Tiger Muskie, which can grow large. Here is one my husband caught!

Here is a black croppie fish:

There is a trail that goes along the west side of the reservoir called the Pineview West Trail. It is great for toddlers, runners or beginning mountain bikers because it is mostly flat. It goes for six miles, but you can go for however long and then turn around. It has some trees and views of the lake. The Wheeler Creek Trail begins near Pineview Reservoir as well.

The sunsets I’ve seen at Pineview have been out of this world with lots of purple!

Sunset Pineview Reservoir

It isn’t super remote at Pineview, but better than in the city, so you could potentially get decent star photos, but it was cloudy when I was there. These were taken at Pineview Beach.

Pineview Reservoir Stats:
Paid Beaches $18/vehicle or $7 walk-in Port Marina, Cemetery Point, Anderson Cove, and Middle Inlet (campground at Anderson Cove and no boat ramp at Middle Inlet)

Free Beaches: Pineview (Pelican) Beach and Windsurfer Beach
Pets allowed – Yes

Pineview West Trailhead (The trail begins on the left side of the parking lot.)

Pineview West Trailhead Stats: Distance – 6.2 miles there and back (no specific destination so turn around anywhere)
Approximate hiking time – 1-3 hours
Elevation gain – 341 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At trailhead
Seasons to hike – April – October
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

Pineview West Trailhead (The trail begins on the left side of the parking lot.)

Nearby are Paper Airplane Trail, North Fork Park Waterfall, Icebox Canyon Loop, Wheeler Creek Icebox Art Nord Loop, and Birdsong Trail. Causey Reservoir is also nearby.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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