Ft. 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. Ft. Buena Ventura State ParkThe 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 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.

Ft. Buenaventura Information

  • Acres - 88
  • Elevation - 4,500 ft.
  • Park Open - April - November
  • Group Camping
  • Stay Limit - 14 Days
  • Visitor Center/Museum - Hours Vary
  • Picnicking
  • Drinking Water
  • Modern Rest Rooms
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Watchable Wildlife
  • Concession Service

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

Ft. Buenaventura
2450 A Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401-2203

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