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 Utah Travel Center State ParksFort Buenaventura


Description. Fort Buenaventura was the first permanent Anglo settlement in the Great Basin. It marked the close of the exploration, trapping and trading era in the West. The fort was originally established by Miles Goodyear in the early 1840s.

The fort has been reconstructed on a 32-acre tract of land in Ogden, 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. Fort Buenaventura Park includes stockade and cabin replicas on the original site, visitor center, group camping and day-use area, picnic tables, canoe rentals and modern rest rooms. Mountain men activities are held as special times throughout the spring and summer.

Park Information

  •   Acres - 32
  •   Elevation - 4,500 ft.
  •   Park Open - April - November
  •   Group Camping
  •   Stay Limit - 14 Days
  •   Fees - call (800) 407-2757 or (801) 399-8491
  •   Visitor Center/Museum - Hours Vary
  •   Picnicking 
  •   Drinking Water
  •   Modern Rest Rooms
  •   Canoeing
  •   Fishing
  •   Watchable Wildlife

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $40 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Ft. Buenaventura State Park.  The permit is valid for the current calendar year.  The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Ft. Buenaventura Park
2450 A Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401-2203
(801) 399-8491

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