South Fork Ogden River


The South Fork of the Ogden River is one of the three major branches of the Ogden River (North Fork, Middle Fork, and South Fork).  All ending at Pineview Reservoir which drains into Ogden Canyon.

Popular local recreation activities include fishing, hiking, swimming and tubing down the South Fork Ogden River (a life jacket is required for all tubers). 

Causey Reservoir, a scenic mountain reservoir, is a few miles east. 

General Information


South Fork Recreation complex is located 5 to 7 miles east of Huntsville, Utah, on Highway 39. From I-15, take the 12th Street exit and continue through Ogden Canyon. Continue on Highway 39 toward Monte Cristo.
South Fork Complex has 7 campgrounds along the South Fork of the Ogden River. The campgrounds are Magpie, Botts, South Fork, Perception Park, Upper and Lower Meadows, and Willows in order from west to east.


Parking for river access is along Highway 39.  There are roadside pull offs along the river.  Watch for private property signs.  There is more private property along the river than publci National Forest lands.  

Any use of the campground sites requires a $7.00 payment.  For further information, contact one of the Campground Hosts in most of the campgrounds.

Recreation Map

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River and Stream Fishing

The South Fork of the Ogden River has fairly consistent flow levels and water temperatures.   The types of fish found in this river are Brown trout, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout. 

At the headwaters, Causey Reservoir offers lake fishing including a population of Kokanee Salmon. 

This river is very active in the summer with camping and day-use (tubers).

Fish SpeciesBrown, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout are the dominant fish species.

Water Activities

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