Pineview Reservoir

October, you've been incredibly warm this year.

Warm enough, we packed up the kids and headed up to Pineview Reservoir for one last swim in the autumn sun.


Empty beaches, water, a giant log and warm air, what more could the kids want?

The autumn colors seem out of place with the kids playing out in the water.



October, it's been real, real nice.

Aspen trees in the sand with a blue sky

This is a free beach at Pine View Reservoir, about 2 miles north of Huntsville and it is GORGEOUS.


Update *April 2020 

Map of beach

(if you reach middle inlet beach, you have gone too far. This is also a great beach but it is a fee area. The free beach has no signs, it's just a parking lot)

All developed sites are open from 8:00am - 10:00pm
Entrance Fee(s)
Both FREE and paid areas are available. Paid access areas average around $13.
Helpful Tips

There are many fee areas at Pineview, but this is a free beach. Many people ask me the name, it has no name, but it has a large parking lot at bathrooms. It is just south of Middle Inlet Beach. 

There is a bike path that goes for miles, starting in Huntsville and going to Eden. This path runs along the lake. It passes a small creek parking lot first, then the free beach, then Middle Inlet and on to Eden.

traci (not verified)

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:06

Just an FYI, cemetery point is a $16 fee. We didn't find the facilities exceptional (but the beach was lovely!) so next time we'll hit one of the free beaches that we passed as we drove to cemetery point.

Marci Preece (not verified)

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 08:37

Just curious what beach this is then? Trying to find a free beach to take a large group and this one looks beautiful!

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.