Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area

EASY 6 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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

nature trips

walking

river

views

wildlife

bugs

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.

2 months ago

It's got some pretty good sunsets and kyacking out there is pretty fun if no where else is nearby

3 months ago

not much for scenery and LOTS of mosquitos

walking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

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

walking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

hiking
Friday, July 15, 2016

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

walking
Monday, May 27, 2013

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.