Pineview Reservoir

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Pineview Reservoir offers spectacular boating, windsurfing, swimming, fishing, and playing in the water and sand.

There are three swim areas with sandy beaches- Cemetery Point west of Huntsville, Anderson Cove Campground and day-use area, and Middle Inlet Beach north of Huntsville.

In 1937, an earth and rock dam, 103 feet high and 550 feet long, was constructed in Ogden Valley under the direction of the Bureau of Reclamation. The purpose of the dam was to control and store Ogden River flood waters. This created Pineview Reservoir with a storage capacity of 44,175 acre-feet. In 1957, an enlargement of the original structure was completed. The 132-foot high and 600-foot long dam increased the capacity to its present 110,000 acre-feet. The Forest Service began management of the recreation facilities at the reservoir on September 21, 1940.

This reservoir is the busiest in the State of Utah for it's size. Dogs are welcome anywhere along the shoreline EXCEPT at the developed beaches at Cemetery Point, Middle Inlet, or Anderson Cove.

The reservoir has buoys marking areas of the water surface designated with speed or boating restrictions. The limit of the number of boats on the lake at one time is monitored at the ramps.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: All developed sites are open from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm.   Check the bulletin board or posted signs for closing times. 

General Information


Pineview Reservoir is located about eight miles east of Ogden at 5,000 feet elevation in the center of the Ogden Valley. The reservoir shorelines is generally flat and grassy with a variety of hardwood trees.

The route rom the Wasatch Front communities is either Utah Highway 39 (12th Street) through Ogden canyon or by Highway I-84 Weber Canyon to the Mountain Green exit then Utah Highway 167 Trappers Loop. 

The managed season is generally about May 1 through September 20.

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Boating - Motorized

Pineview Reservoir is the busiest reservoir for it's size in the State of Utah. This is because of it's close proximity to Davis and Weber Counties population centers. You can leave your home and be at the water's edge within one-half hour. The scenery around Pineview is worth the visit. Seeing the mountains from the surface of the water is an experience to remember.

Boating laws are enforced by Weber County Sheriff Deputies cooperating with Utah Parks and Recreation.

The ramps, campgrounds, and picnicgrounds are owned by the US Forest Service and operated under a special use permit issued to American Land and Leisure from Orem, Utah. The water levels and dam are owned and operated by the USDI Bureau of Reclamation and local irrigation companies.

Port Ramp Marina: Fee $15.00 Located on the west shoreline of the reservoir, this is the most used launching facility. The road into the marina has a large Forest Service sign identifying the site immediately across Highway 158. The facility has a concrete ramp to launch boats and a large paved parking lot. It also has a gravel lot used as overflow parking. Port Ramp has a convenience dock for public use. A sewage dump station is located next to the two toilet buildings in the paved parking lot. There is a Concessionaire manager who lives on site if you need information or assistance.  Port Marina - dry storage $105.00 per month, Port Marina boat slips - 48 slips $1,100  Port Marina walk-ins $7.00

Next to the public docks is a gated section of docks for long-term storage of boats. This is operated by the concessionaire. The fenced in lot near the entry station is also for long-term dry boat storage. Contact the concessionaire for rental information.

Cemetery Point Marina: is located in the town of Huntsville. To access the facility, follow Highway 39 to the eastern side of Huntsville. Follow the signs to the swim beach and marina. Cemetery Point is at the end of the road thru Huntsville.

There is a $18.00 Days Use fee for Cemetery Point and $18.00 fee for the Cemetery Point Marina.

The marina is the first entryway to the left after the fee station. No trailers are allowed beyond this point because parking is tight in the beach area.

This marina is fairly simple with a small paved parking area, a larger gravel parking lot, and a small set of convienience docks.

Anderson Cove Campground Boat Ramp
On the south shore of the reservoir is Anderson Cove Campground. This recreation complex includes a shoreline campground with reservable individual campsites and two group sites, a day-use beach, and a boat ramp. A convenience dock is provided for public use. There is $15.00 fee for the boat ramp

Hours of Operation: Port Ramp Marina is always open.  Cemetery Point marina closes at 10pm by locking the entry gate.  Anderson Cove is open 8am to 10pm but vehicles may leave any time through the exit tire ripper.
Rental info: Club Rec has water vessel rentals at Cemetery Point Marina.  Their phone number is (801) 614-0500.
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4900 ft