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10 Things To Know When You Visit Pineview Reservoir Utah This Summer

Pineview Reservoir Ogden Valley

Come visit Pineview Reservoir Utah! Now open for the 2023 season. A local’s favorite, this destination offers an abundance of water activities for your enjoyment this summer including boating, water skiing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, swimming, fishing or relaxing on three sandy beaches. 

Keep reading to learn more, as Mountain Luxury Lodging addresses the following commonly asked questions when planning to visit Pineview Reservoir— how much does a Day Pass cost, what are the current conditions at Pineview, where to go, where to rent gear, where to stay if you’re out of town, what are the best food stops after a day on the water, and more! 


1. Boat Ramps Are Now Open!

Port Ramp Marina, Cemetery Point, and Anderson Cove boat ramps are now open! The daily limit of boats at high water (early season) is 350. The daily limit decreases throughout the season as water levels lower.

This guide offers more in-depth information on how to get to the different beaches and ramps.


2. General Rules For Pineview Reservoir Utah 

  • Reservoir opens about May 1 through September 20 
  • Beaches open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
  • Dogs are welcome anywhere along the shoreline EXCEPT at the developed beaches at Cemetery Point, Middle Inlet, or Anderson Cove. 
  • Limited number of boats on the lake at one time, monitored at the ramps.
  • Life preservers are required to be readily accessible for all watercraft at Pineview.


3. Day/Season Passes

Day-use & boat ramp fees $18
Walk-ins per person $7
Season Passes are available at Go Camp Utah:

  • Boat Launch Pass (Pineview and Strawberry Reservoirs) $197.00
  • Weekly Boat Launch Pass $75.00
  • Season Day Use Pass $180.00
  • Weekly Day Use Pass $75.00


4. Free Access Points To Pineview Reservoir Utah Beaches

Looking for something off the beaten path or somewhere a little less crowded? Explore the Pineview Trailhead (Windsurfer Beach), North Arm and Spring Creek — free beach access points, each with restrooms. 


5. Pineview Reservoir Utah Conditions

Be sure to know the water conditions when planning your trip! Reservoir storage levels impact boating conditions and limits. Curious about water temperature and weather conditions? You can find all the information you need here.


6. Gear Rentals 

Ogden Valley Sports | Website
Boat and watercraft rentals with a big selection of boats, jet skis, wave runners, paddle boards, and tubes.

Detours |Website
Traditional paddle boards, inflatable paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and town cruiser bike rentals. 

Club Rec | Website
Located at Cemetery Point. Canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and boat rentals. 


8. Fun At Pineview Reservoir Utah 

Pineview Reservoir Utah has both sandy beaches and mud/dirt shorelines that are impacted by summer irrigation use. High water levels during the early season may result in less beach. There are many fun activities to do on the water as well as the surrounding area. Windsurfer Beach on the west side of the lake acts as a trailhead for hiking and biking to Lewis Peak.

Beaches 

The gorgeous mountain views reflecting off the water and the surrounding scenic valley is well worth a visit to the sandy beaches of Cemetery Point, Anderson Cove Campground and day-use area, or Middle Inlet Beach. 

Paddle Boarding

Spring Creek and Windsurfer Beach are designated wake-less areas and the go-to spots for SUPs.

Fishing

Popular fishing spots are in the shallow waters on the south-east or north-east sides. Besides Tiger Muskie, which are reaching record sizes, there are small and largemouth bass, bluegill, perch and crappie, rainbows, browns, cutthroat and tiger trout. 

For size and quantity limits, as well as other rules and regulations be sure to check out Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.


9. Where To Stay Near Pineview Reservoir Utah

Escapes at Edgewater and Lakeside Village communities offer beautiful rental properties minutes from the shores of Pineview Reservoir Utah! With Incredible views of the water and quick access to the beach, find the perfect lodging with luxury amenities to come back to after a day on the water.


10. Après Jet Ski

Top off your adventure with a stop to some of the local’s favorites. Quench your thirst at the Shooting Star Saloon or grab shakes and burgers at Chris’. If BBQ is your thing- check out I.D.K. Barbecue.There are also more dining options in the neighboring town of Eden like Fresh Tex-Mex at Carlos & Harley’s or specialty coffees/drinks at Peddlers Café.


Conclusion

Summertime isn’t complete without a trip to Pineview! For its size it is the busiest reservoir in Utah, for good reason. Relax on the beach surrounded by scenic mountains views, swim, go for a peaceful paddle board ride, or rent a boat or canoe. Grab your friends and a cooler because now you’ve got your gear, lodging and food figured out!

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