Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area

EASY 4 reviews

Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hooper, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, birding, and canoeing and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.2 miles 52 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






Located in west Weber County near the Great Salt Lake is the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area. This enormous 20,000-acre wetland is a mecca for waterfowl and birders alike. The latter can view the former in the form of grebes, herons, sandpipers, ducks, geese, and gulls. About 15,000 ducks are born here each year, with the most common species being cinnamon teal, gadwall, mallard, pintail and northern shoveler. There are dikes in the marshes that allow access to the marshes area where the birds can be seen.

6 months ago

Just went to check it out, only went 3 miles, but it was just to see what it was like.

7 months ago

8 months ago

There is no longer a trail to walk or hike. Perhaps it has been overgrown. The restroom was good.

3 years ago

Not so much a hike as it is a peaceful place to walk. It's very quite and all you can hear are the birds and the wind. If it isn't windy there will be bugs- it is wetlands after all so bring some bug repellant. This is a bird hunting location in the fall and winter. It is a waterfowl managment area so keep away from nests and follow the same rules as hiking and camping- leave it clean or cleaner than it was when you arrived.