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*** Site Availability Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Willard Bay State Park, UT

Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015
Max reservation window: Sat Nov 07 2015


Willard Bay is a freshwater reservoir located 12 miles northwest of Ogden on the flood plains of the Great Salt Lake. An earthfilled dike and natural shoreline make up the 20-mile enclosures. The dike is officially named the Arthur V. Watkins Dam, for a former U.S. Senator from Utah who was essential in getting the Weber Basin Project passed through congress in 1949. The area had a need for a reservoir to store surplus water from the Ogden and Weber rivers that could later be pumped out and used on farmlands.


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. Two state-owned facilities at the North and South marinas are available to recreationists.


The North Marina is 15 miles north of Ogden, just off Interstate 15. The newly renovated facility offers campsites, modern restrooms, 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, modern restrooms. This 24 site area offers full hookups for RV's.

Nearby Attractions:

Club Rec at Willard Bay State Park offers boat and personal watercraft rentals. (801) 614-0500 www.clubrecnorth.com

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Accessible
  • Beach Access
  • Birdwatching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Slips
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Concessions
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hookups
  • Hot Showers
  • Marina
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Ranger Station
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Showers
  • Sports Activities
  • Swimming
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife
Alerts and Important Information
  • Park gates are closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.

  • Pets are prohibited at the Eagle Beach day-use area.

  • Be aware that Willard Bay is a shallow lake with fluctuating water levels, and weather conditions change rapidly creating extreme lake conditions. For boating conditions contact the park.

  • The park is frequently sprayed for mosquito abatement during the summer. Dates of spraying are posted at the park entrance.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.34472, -112.11056
41°20'41"N, 112°6'38"W

The North Marina is located 15 miles north of Ogden on Interstate 15. From Interstate 15, take the Willard City Exit 357. Turn west onto State Road 315, drive under the overpass and turn left at the Willard Bay State Park sign.

The South Marina is located eight miles north of Ogden City. Exit 351 from I-15.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Willard Bay State Park
900 WEST 650 NORTH #A
WILLARD  UT  84340-9999

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)734-9494
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