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Address: 2450 A Ave., Ogden, UT 84401
Phone Number: 801-399-8099
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The original fort, used for fur trading and trapping, has been...

The original fort, used for fur trading and trapping, has been reconstructed on a 32-acre tract of land, part of a state park where visitors can see stockade and cabin replicas, rent canoes and picnic.

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We had a family reunion in Trappers group site.

We felt like we were the only ones there because we had our own area right by the river. Nice bowery with electricity and water. We rented all four canoes on the pond for an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ogden, Utah
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have gone here for a day picnic, music festivals, 5ks, mountain men rendezvous and who knows what else. It is a great venue! The grounds are very well kept and clean.

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Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt like we were the only ones there because we had our own area right by the river. Nice bowery with electricity and water. We rented all four canoes on the pond for an hour for $20. The kids rode their bikes all around and played at the playground. Checked out the visitors center and the fort. Great place... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We visited Fort Buenaventura when Salt Wars was going on over Memorial Day Weekend 2016. People were dressed for the event and were having a wonderful time. There were lots of people there. We also enjoyed seeing the lake and the fort. Fort Buenaventura was the first permanent settlement by people of European descent in the Great Basin in 1846.... More 

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Layton, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I went here on a Saturday in May and we had the place virtually to ourselves. There is canoe rental at $5 an hour, fishing, camping ($17), and a cute little shop where you can buy replicas of items that were sold when the fort was operational. So if you are into reenactments this would be a good stop. The... More 

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Harmony, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We walked around this park for a little bit while waiting for Yeti fest to start. The trails were nice, but there wasn't much to see or do that we noticed. It very well may have been the time of year we were there, too, though.

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Mesquite, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

My first visit was to participate in a rendezvous in 1989. So much fur trade era history and the role that the Ogden and Weber Rivers played. They have a Traders' Row open to the public on Saturdays.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Love scenery, always have of Ogden Utah They always seem to have a lot of event going on too. Also, they have done a lot of work on buildings, roads and scenery - Its so beautiful and I love to either ride a bike or mainly just walk my shih tzu"s.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

We decided to go here so that the kids can go canoeing. They were really nice and had life jackets for each of us and taught us how to use the oars. It was really cheap a dollar fifty per hour per person. They also have teepees you can rent to camp in. The summer time they play movies for... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Don't get me wrong, I like Fort Buenaventura. It's a fun spot in central Ogden to see a bit of history. The park is nice and it's got a great spot on the river. In addition, the fort itself is fun. Built on the original site of the historic encampment, archaeological data was used to re-create what was there when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Beautiful area adjacent to ogden. Canoes to rent, great camping, lots of cool events. Right behind the fort is the River walk which extends in both directions and is a fun place to walk or hike.

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