Black Ridge Reservoir, Herriman Utah

The tots and I recently spent the day at the beach at Black Ridge Reservoir in Herriman, Utah. This little swimming hole was built by the city of Herriman as an outdoor recreation area and I have to say we really enjoyed it.

There’s not many places in landlocked Utah to dig in the sand and play in the water. The location of Black Ridge Reservoir, 15000 South Ashland Ridge Drive in Herriman, is so close to homes, shops and towns, it makes a great outdoor play place.

Little g and Big E loved digging in the sand along with our friends from the Rocky Mountain Mammas meetup group. Our group of kids dug, dumped, swam and squirted each other for hours, even when overcast skies and raindrops threatened to end their fun.

I brought along an inflatable river kayak and along with the help of some sturdy seven year olds, we pumped it up by hand and floated around the pond. It made a great flotation toy when kept in the shallow part, and an even better boat to take us out to the deeper section. 

Other than the awkwardness of hauling beach chairs, a cooler, towels, toys and life vests to and from the car, the whole day was a great adventure. The tots and I enjoyed it and I’m sure you will too.

You know it’s been a great day when the back seat looks like this:

Address: 15000 South Ashland Ridge Drive, Herriman UT
Activities: Swimming, Boating (no motors), Digging in the Sand, Plus a playground was under construction and should be open soon
Tips: Change the tots out of their swimwear in the public bathrooms. That way you can avoid the awkward back seat of the car dressing room that I endured.

Author: Mountain Mom

Hi! I'm Mountain Mom. I live with my husband and three young kids in the mountains near Sundance, Utah. When we're not hiking, biking, skiing and camping, I spend my time doing Mom stuff and reading. Summer of 2016 we traveled over 7,000 miles along the US National Park to Park Highway.

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