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Fort Buenaventura

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Great place for a family.

This is probably the favorite place for my children when we are in Ogden. While the neighborhood... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
UtahVW
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Utah
Nice shady park to visit in the summer

The park has a multitude of Cottonwood trees, and a nice river and lake to walk around. Also there... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Jeff W
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Eden, Utah
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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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2450 A Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2203
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is probably the favorite place for my children when we are in Ogden. While the neighborhood you drive through to get to the Fort isn't the best (still, it is rather harmless but a bit run-down) the Fort itself is awesome. A great way...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

The park has a multitude of Cottonwood trees, and a nice river and lake to walk around. Also there is historical markers showing where the original trappers and pioneers made their homes.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed July 22, 2018

My wife and I decided to come here and take a break from unpacking and just eat lunch. It was nice and peaceful here and at the time there weren't many people at the park.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Run down looking on the outside. Both the fort and the information center were closed even though it was the middle of the day.

Thank Charles R
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Had no idea this little fort and park was there. It is in a rather seedy area and tucked away but once you drive down into it, past the sports fields, over the bridge it is great! We thought we'd take a chance and go...More

1  Thank chris w
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I usually go when they hold the Mountain Man Rendezvous. Such a great time for the family! Everyone should go at least once!

1  Thank Roxanna S
Reviewed April 10, 2017

A very interesting camping site. It has a small body of water, as well as some tipis and a fort! Individual an group sites are available. The host are very helpful as well.

2  Thank augustine1951
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Come here every summer to camp. Best place around and such a blast for everybody! Sad there is no longer fire aloud in the teepees but that's alright and understandable. Can buy would there and also go for a little canoe ride in the pond...More

2  Thank kjw502016
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very neat history revealed to us. Very clean and fun place to see. Nice trails for walking and traders row on weekend is nice. Good place to see

2  Thank cassidygeorge05
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We camped at Fort Buenaventura for a family reunion. My family and I are avid mountain campers, so we were not looking forward to camping "in the middle of the city." We were pleasantly surprised to find out how lovely it was there. It did...More

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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. There is a park manager that lives in the park in a motor home, who collects the fees for the campers. I would recommend call the park at (801) 399-8099. It says on their website that they have: Picnic... More
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