Willard Bay

State Park - Utah

Willard Bay is a man-made fresh water reservoir in the Great Salt Lake, in northern Utah. The bay was separated from the Great Salt Lake in 1964, and has since served as a source of irrigation, drinking water, and recreation for the northern Wasatch Front metro area. Willard Bay State Park is located on the eastern shore of Willard Bay. It features two state-owned facilities. The north marina is 15 miles (24 km) north of Ogden. It has 62 campsites, restrooms, showers, full RV hook-ups, and seasonal/transient boat slip rentals. The south marina is 8 miles (13 km) north of Ogden. It is only open April through October, and features 30 campsites with restrooms, 24 of which have full hookups.

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Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.

Willard Bay SP https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/willard-bay/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Bay Willard Bay is a man-made fresh water reservoir in the Great Salt Lake, in northern Utah. The bay was separated from the Great Salt Lake in 1964, and has since served as a source of irrigation, drinking water, and recreation for the northern Wasatch Front metro area. Willard Bay State Park is located on the eastern shore of Willard Bay. It features two state-owned facilities. The north marina is 15 miles (24 km) north of Ogden. It has 62 campsites, restrooms, showers, full RV hook-ups, and seasonal/transient boat slip rentals. The south marina is 8 miles (13 km) north of Ogden. It is only open April through October, and features 30 campsites with restrooms, 24 of which have full hookups.
WILLARD BAY STATE PARK F ish, camp, picnic, and bird watch at Willard Bay State Park, built alongside the Arthur Watkins Reservoir, one of the state’s most popular destinations for water recreation. The wide, open country surrounding Willard Bay provides for panoramic views of Utah’s majestic mountains and Great Salt Lake. TH I NGS TO DO PLANTS AND ANIMALS W C Winter day-use facilities are open for visitors viewing nesting eagles or ice-fishing on Watkins Reservoir. Cottonwood Campground remains open with full utilities for hearty campers. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, enjoy the annual Fantasy at the Bay holiday light display. Adults and children alike enjoy this spectacular holiday light festival. PARK HISTORY W illard Bay is a freshwater reservoir built on the flood plain of Great Salt Lake. A 15.5-mile rock dike surrounds the reservoir, separating the two water bodies. The reservoir was developed by the Bureau of Reclamation to provide irrigation water to farmers, but also provides recreation for more than 200,000 visitors annually. Construction of the dike, which is named after Utah Senator Arthur V. Watkins, began in the early 1950s and was completed in 1964. Willard Bay was established as a state park in 1966. ottonwood, Russian olive, and willow trees provide shade and beauty, and a variety of native brushes and grasses fill the landscape. Watch eagles, hawks, herons, and owls, which are just a few of the 200 species of birds that live in or near the park. Some species are long-term residents while others rest briefly during their migration. In addition to birds and waterfowl, wildlife watchers may also view a variety of different animals including deer, fox, muskrat, and squirrels. illow and Cottonwood campgrounds, two marinas, several day-use areas, and wide sandy beaches provide opportunities to enjoy the sun and water during warmer months. More than 10,000 surface acres of water provide for boating, waterskiing, and sailing. At an elevation of 4,200 feet, the reservoir is one of the state’s best warmwater fisheries with walleye, crappie, catfish, wipers and some smallmouth bass. GUIDELINES Please observe these regulations to ensure that everyone’s visit is pleasant: other natural features in state parks are protected. It is unlawful to remove, alter, or destroy them. Camping - Camp only in designated areas. Each permit covers one vehicle and any attached recreational equipment. Up to eight people are allowed in a campsite. Boat ramp and picnic areas are for day-use only. Firearms - Possession or use of firearms, traps or other devices capable of launching projectiles that can immobilize, injure, or kill a person or animal, or damage property is prohibited unless the weapon or device is 1) unloaded and packed away to prevent its use, 2) being used in the legal pursuit of wildlife or 3) being used by authorized enforcement officers in the performance of official duties. Off-highway vehicles (OHV) - Contact park personnel for nearby riding opportunities. OHV riding is not permitted in the park. Fires - Campfires may be built in designated areas. All campsites provide fire pits and grills. Firewood is not available at the park. Picnickers and campers should bring appropriate fuel. Pets - Pets are allowed in most Utah state parks, but must be kept on a maximum six-foot leash. Only service animals are admitted in park buildings. Pets are not permitted on Eagle Beach. Please keep your pets under control, and be sure to pick up after them. Plants and animals - All plants, animals, minerals, and Fireworks - Explosives, fireworks or firecrackers are strictly prohibited. Vandalism - It is unlawful to mutilate or deface any natural or constructed feature or structure. Please help keep our park beautiful. Waste water - It is unlawful to dump or to drain water from campers or trailers onto the ground or into lakes or streams. Most developed parks provide sanitary disposal stations. Quiet hours - 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. RESERVATIONS Group-use reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance. Individual campsite reservations are accepted a minimum of two days in advance of arrival date and up to 18 weeks in advance from park check-out date. To make a reservation, call (801) 322-3770 within Salt Lake City or toll-free 1 (800) 322-3770, or online at www.stateparks.utah.gov. Reservations are always recommended. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. USER FEES Day-use and camping fees are charged. An additional fee is charged for reservations. Utah State Parks ty Ci igh am Ci ty 2 Office � 315 Exit 357 Fee Station Willow Creek & Cottonwood Campground h o qw cs d r Wiper Cove North Marina oq y x c Fremont Cove Beaver Bay to 15 to O ity 2 C rd o3 c v Pelican Beach o3 v illa Eagle Beach W gd en 2 89 Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220 (877) UT-PARKS (801) 538-7458 (TT
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