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.
- Acres - 84
Elevation - 4,500 ft.
Open - April - November
- Group Camping
- Stay Limit - 14 Days
- Visitor Center/Museum - Hours Vary
- Drinking Water
- Modern Rest Rooms
- Watchable Wildlife
- Concession Service