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.
Acres - 32
Elevation - 4,500 ft.
Park Open - April - November
Stay Limit - 14 Days
- Fees - call (800) 407-2757 or (801) 399-8491
Visitor Center/Museum - Hours Vary
Modern Rest Rooms
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.
2450 A Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401-2203