Willard Bay has become the ideal spot for anything water related. Whether it’s splashing near the shore, carving the water’s surface, reeling in hefty fish, birding or camping on the beach, you really can’t go wrong with a visit to the Bay. Willard Bay is also a great destination for stand up paddleboarding, including both beginners and stronger paddlers looking to take in the sights.
The state park operates two marinas, the north and south. Both are equipped with modern campgrounds, boat launches, restrooms, waterfront picnic areas, and docks. The North Marina has sandy beaches that are equipped with cabanas making them the perfect place to spend the day.
Throughout the year, Willard Bay is an interesting birding destination, especially bald eagles in winter. Make a reservation on the Utah State Parks reservation site.
Located near the town of Willard in northern Utah, approximately 50 miles north of Salt Lake City. It's only a few miles from the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and 40 minutes from Golden Spike National Historic Site.
From I-15 N, take exit 357, turn left under the freeway then turn left into the park. The South Marina, Day Use Areas and Campgrounds are also located just a little farther west of I-15, take exit #351, turn left and follow the signs.
Open daily 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Make a reservation on the Utah State Parks reservation site.