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How to Explore Causey Reservoir

How to Explore Causey Reservoir


Posted: 06/02/2023

Just east of Ogden, in a beautiful mountain valley lies Causey Reservoir, one of Northern Utah's most beautiful bodies of water. 

As the temperatures climb, we at Visit Ogden see an increase in folks wanting updates on Causey Reservoir conditions. They want to know which areas are open, what the weather is like, and if pets are allowed.

This page is your one-stop guide on how to maximize your time and access to Causey. 

Things to Keep in Mind 

  • Life vests are required at the Causey Reservoir; not bringing one is at your own risk. Rangers can issue tickets for not wearing life vests.
  • Free shafting fishing is prohibited, but underwater spearfishing for game fish is allowed from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.
  • Causey Dam is located on the South Fork of the Ogden River, approximately 11 miles upstream from Pineview Dam near Huntsville.
  • Causey Reservoir has a total capacity of 7,870 acre-feet and a surface area of 136 acres.
  • Free parking is available in the canyon, but it fills up quickly on weekends.
  • The area is great for exploration, with activities like paddleboarding, river splashing, hiking to view wildflowers and wildlife, suitable for kids and dogs.

Getting There

Located just 15 miles northeast of Ogden, Causey contains is situated at an elevation of 5,700 feet Spanning 140 acres.

To get to Causey from Ogden, head west up the scenic Ogden Canyon. As you enter Ogden Valley, continue on Highway 39, taking a right after circling the reservoir, and then you'll find signs to Causey. It's that easy. From Salt Lake City, it takes approximately an hour to reach the water. 

Rental Info 

  • Detours is an outdoor and lifestyle shop nestled in the heart of Downtown Huntsville in Huntsville Square .
  • Ogden Valley Sports is a go-to expert in watercraft rentals in the Pineview Reservoir area. 

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