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General Information

Description - 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 recreation area is located 10 miles north of Ogden, Utah of an elevation of about 4,220 feet. The reservoir has a surface area of approximately 9,200 acres when full..

Attractions - This facility is managed year-round and experiences high use. Common fish species include catfish, walleye, and crappie. Reservations accepted for certain campsites. Fees are charged. Plain City, Plain City Southwest, Willard, and Whistler Canal U.S. Geological Service maps cover the area. WiFi is also available to park patrons. Reservations can be made by calling 800-322-3770 Toll free outside Salt Lake or (801) 322-3770 from within Salt Lake City.

Recreation - Recreational activities at Willard Bay Reservoir include; boating, camping, fishing, picnicking, recreational vehicles, water sports, wildlife viewing and winter sports.

Climate - The climate of Utah varies with the terrain. Visitors to the mountains will experience cool summer nights and passing storms that can alter a sunny day very quickly. Be prepared with layers when recreating in the mountains. The deserts and canyons of Utah can be dangerous places. Summer temperatures often reach above 100 degrees F, so be sure to carry water on all adventures. Flash floods in the canyons are also a threat. It is difficult to predict incoming weather when deep within a canyon so check reports before venturing into any narrow canyon areas.

Location - Willard Reservoir is located 10 miles North of Ogden. All-weather access on I-15. From Brigham City head south on I-15 about 10 miles. Exit at #360 for North Marina; Exit #354 for South Marina.


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Filed By: T. mARTINEZ (lAYTON, UT)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Tree lined shore? Maybe <10% of the shore has any vegitation at all.


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating
Yes
ICON Fishing Available species include catfish, walleye, and crappie.
Yes


More Information

Contact Information:
Willard Reservoir, Utah Parks & Rec. Division, 650 North 900 W. , Willard, UT, 84340, Phone: 801-734-9494

Additional Information:
Northern Utah - This region of the state lies north and northwest of Salt Lake City and includes the Great Salt Lake and most of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
Utah Reservoirs - Included here are short descriptions of many of the large reservoirs in Utah. Many of these reservoirs are part of State Parks and more information can be found under the Utah State Parks listing.

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