The Weber County Sheriff’s Office
Marine Patrol was initiated on July 1, 2002, and provides
law enforcement for Pineview Reservoir. The three-team unit
consists of two deputies and one sergeant. Additional duties
include educating the public on boating laws, assisting stranded
boaters, patrolling swim areas, enforcing BUI laws, issuing
warnings and citations on boating violations, investigating
criminal complaints, boating accidents, and assisting other
deputies on foot patrol on the beaches of Pineview.
The Marine Patrol season on the lake begins
as early as April and continues through early October. The
deputies work in cooperation with the US Forest Service, who
manages a large portion of the land around the lake, as well
as with the Utah State Fish and Game Division.
Pineview Reservoir is located 15 miles
East of Ogden City nestled in a mountainous area and is a
favorite for many, even as far away as Salt Lake City. The
Reservoir was built in the late 1930's and covers approximately
2300 square acres. The reservoir provides irrigation water
to areas of Weber, Davis, and Box Elder Counties.
The area surrounding the lake is very beautiful.
To the south, you can see the slopes of Snowbasin, where the
Super-G men and women's downhill was held during the 2002
Winter Olympics. The lake is surrounded by the small community
of Huntsville. Cemetery Point is a favorite location for many
visitors. It is a peninsula of land that extends into the
water and there is indeed a cemetery on the peninsula, which
is hidden in a grove of pine trees. To the south side of the
cemetery, barbecue facilities, picnic tables, large trees
for shade, and swimming areas are available with a large amount
of beach area. Pineview has a variety of different types of
fish in its waters, from small- and large-mouth bass to crappie,
perch, trout, and the tiger musky.
On any given weekend, the area attracts
up to 25,000 people that come to the lake to either swim,
fish, boat, picnic, water-ski, or camp at nearby facilities.
The lake is a limited at any given time to 350 boats or less.
By late August, the water-level drops and the number of boats
allowed is decreased to around 200.
The goal of the Weber County Sheriff’s
Office Marine Patrol is to provide a safe and friendly experience
for all that come to enjoy Pineview Reservoir.