Pineview Reservoir is situated at Ogden Valley in the mountains east of Ogden City in Utah. It can be accessed by traveling on I-15 to Ogden, exit at 12th street to Highway 39 and then travel about six miles to the reservoir. Visitors will find roadside parking areas all around the reservoir.
Ogden Valley is bisected by the Ogden River and includes the rural communities of Eden and Huntsville. The area draws many visitors looking for skiing opportunities as well as numerous water sports and fishing. This 3,000 acre body of water is the busiest reservoir for its size in the state due to its close proximity to Davis and Weber Counties.
The reservoir is a very scenic body of water also offering great opportunities for boating. Fishing is particularly popular here with different varieties of sport fish in the water such as trophy-sized tiger muskie, which is a hybrid fish combining the muskie with a pike. These fish can grow quite large and the record sized catch for Utah was caught in Pineview Reservoir coming in at 49 inches long and weighing 33lbs and 9oz.
The Ogden River, below the reservoir, and the South Fork, above the reservoir also offer very good trout fishing with the latter a popular fly fishing stream as well. The mountains surrounding the water makes the reservoir ideal for water skiing and wake boarding as the water is usually quite still due to minimal wind. Cemetry Point is a popular place for visitors with its picnic tables and paved parking, whilst there are also nice sandy beaches by the water and boating is made easier with paved launch ramps.
There are 18 campsites at Pineview for tents only, which can be used between the end of May and the middle of October. Pineview Reservoir is six miles east of Ogden River Scenic Byway on the South Fork Ogden River there are 33 individual camping units, 11 double camping units with tent site and RV sites with flush toilets available. In fact there are many more campsites located along the river and its surrounding area.
Ogden Valley also features the ski resorts of Snowbasin, which is just 17 minutes east of downtown Ogden, Powder Mountain is just 19 minutes northeast of Ogden and Wolf Mountain is 15 miles east of Ogden. These three ski resorts are very highly rated and will cater for skiers of all standards with Wolf Mountain considered to be the best learn-to-ski & ride mountain in the Rockies. The Monte Cristo Mountains, east of Ogden Valley, has many snowmobile trails and during summer, they provide excellent trails for horseback riding, hiking and camping.
A number of hotels can be found within five kilometers of the reservoir including Motel 6 and Ogden Lodge. Visitors looking for dinner need look no further than Greenery Restaurant or Timber Mine Restaurant just a few hundred meters away. Ogden offers other attractions too such as shopping at 25th Street Historic District and Treehouse Children's Museum.