The construction of Pineview Reservoir began in 1934 with the authorization of the Ogden River Project by President Roosevelt. The earth and rock dam was built to store Ogden River flood waters but has since then turned into a recreational paradise. The original height of the reservoir was 103 feet but it was modified by the Weber Basin Project to be 137 feet tall. The capacity is now a whopping 110,150 acre feet and irrigates nearly 25,000 acres of land.
Recreation at Pineview includes fishing, ice fishing, boating, swimming, paddle boarding, windsurfing, jet skiing, water skiing, canoeing, and beach activities such as volleyball and horseshoes. The sandy beaches are located at three spots: Cemetery Point just west of Huntsville, Anderson Cove Campground and day-use area, and Middle Inlet Beach north of Huntsville. Windsurfer Beach on the west side of the lake acts as a trailhead for hiking and biking to Lewis Peak and also has beach access for non-motorized watercraft.
Pineview Reservoir is the busiest reservoir for its size in the state of Utah. This is due to its close proximity to the Davis and Weber County population centers. You can leave your home and be at the water’s edge within half an hour. The scenery around Pineview is also well-worth the visit. Seeing the mountains from the surface of the green waters is an experience to remember. Boating laws are enforced by Weber County Sheriff deputies cooperating with Utah Parks and Recreation. The ramps, campgrounds, and picnic grounds 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. Check out our Huntsville Lodging and stay in a charming condo or townhome just moments from the waters edge.