Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Apacheria
Ft. Buenaventura State Park
2450 A Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401-2203
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
Open year round
$2 per person with presentation included. Children under 5 go free. A full fee list is available from the Weber County, Utah council.
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