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Recreation

Recreation

WBWCD reservoirs are highly utilized by recreators which is one of the many benefits of the facilities. WBWCD strives to make as many of these facilities available for recreation as possible; however, water quality standards, water supply operations, and hydro-power generation take precedence.

Causey Dam & Reservoir

Situated in a timber setting 15 miles northeast of Ogden, Utah at the 5,700-foot elevation, with a 140-acre surface area on the South Fork of the Ogden River. Managed recreation season is June through October. Fish species include rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout. Access over improved gravel Forest Road. No camping facilities. Reservoir area is considered a day-use area only. No official boat launching facilities, wakeless speed only for boats on water. Trail Head is located at reservoir with access to National Forest lands.

Recreation management at Causey Dam and reservoir is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

East Canyon Dam & Reservoir

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A 680-acre surface area situated in an open setting 12 miles south of Morgan, Utah at the 5,700-foot elevation on East Canyon Creek. Managed recreation season all year with high use occurring in the summer. Limited use during winter when ice fishing is popular. Available fish species include rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout. Although popular with water recreationists, East Canyon is also an attraction for history buffs. Nearby trails mark the steps of the Donner Party and the first Mormon settlers.

Recreation at East Canyon Dam and reservoir, a feature of the Weber Basin Project, is managed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The park headquarters phone number is (801) 829-6866.

Lost Creek Dam & Reservoir

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Located approximately 10 miles northeast of Croyden in the mountains of northern Utah, Lost Creek is a 365-surface area undeveloped reservoir popular among anglers. Available species include rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. Lost Creek is a great place to go if you’re looking to get away from the crowds. This reservoir is a wakeless zone, so no waterskiing or wakeboarding is allowed. This area is open to day-use only, no overnight camping is allowed. The road is not plowed during winter months from October through May.

Recreation at Lost Creek Reservoir is directly managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Facilities include boat launching ramp, primitive camping, pit privies and trash removal. For more information about the area, contact the Provo Area Office at (801) 379-1000.

Pineview Dam & Reservoir

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Situated 10 miles east of Ogden, at a 4,900-foot elevation, with a 2,970-acre surface area, Pineview Dam and Reservoir was originally constructed in 1937 and later enlarged. Managed recreation season is May through October with heavy use during the summer. Available fish species include crappie, bluegill, sunfish, and catfish.

Recreation management at Pineview Reservoir is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The Forest Service can be reached at (801) 625-5112.

Smith & Morehouse Dam & Reservoir

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Located approximately 12 miles south of Oakley, Utah, adjacent to Smith and Morehouse Creek. The campground is situated in a remote mountain area with conifer trees, only 1/2 mile from the reservoir. Elevation is 7,800 feet. Daytime temperatures are 65-75 degrees, and nights are 40-50 degrees. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. There are no hook ups. Motorized boats are welcome. Popular activities include lake fishing and hiking. No horses allowed. Wakeless speed on the lake. Public phone 435-783-4338.

Wanship Dam & Rockport Reservoir

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Situated 5 miles south of Wanship at a 6,040-foot elevation with a 1,080-acre surface area. Rockport State Park is a quick 45-minute drive from Salt Lake City and features first-rate fishing, waterskiing, swimming, sailboarding and sailboating. Surrounded by juniper trees, sagebrush, willows, and cottonwoods, Rockport Reservoir is a great stop for the day, or a weekend trip. Rockport’s mountain setting offers something for every visitor. Managed season is year-round with high use. Available fish species include rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and brown trout. Eight campgrounds offer both developed and primitive camping in a variety of settings. Ice fishing.

Rockport Reservoir, Weber Basin Project, was formed by the construction of Wanship Dam on the Weber River. Recreation management at Rockport Reservoir is performed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The park headquarters can be reached at (435) 336-2241 .

Willard Dam & Reservoir

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Willard Bay rests atop the Great Salt Lake flood plain in northern Utah. Its 9,900 acres of fresh water provide boating, waterskiing and year-round fishing for crappie, walleye, wiper and catfish. Willard Bay State Park is popular for camping. Two state-owned facilities, North and South Marinas, are available to visitors.

Willard Bay Reservoir is formed by Arthur V. Watkins Dam, which is a feature of the Weber Basin Project. Recreation management at Willard Bay is performed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The park headquarters can be reached at (435) 734-9494.

The north marina is 15 miles north of Ogden, just off Interstate 15. The park has 62 campsites, modern rest rooms, hot showers, sewage disposal station, seasonal/transient boat slip rentals and sandy beaches.

The south marina is eight miles north of Ogden. It is open April through October and provides boat launching, seasonal boat slip rentals, and modern rest rooms