Fort Buenaventura

Picture of Fort Buenaventura

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 State 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.


Along the Weber River in southwestern Ogden


Visitor Center
Picnic Area(s)
Modern Restrooms


Food Service


Open year round

Admission Fee


Ft. Buenaventura State Park
2450 A Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401-2203
(801) 621-4808

Home | Battles/Massacres | Forts | Road Trip Maps | Blood Trail Maps | Links | PX | Communities | Contact Us | Mail Bag | Search

Fort Tour Systems, Inc.