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Address: 2450 A Ave, Ogden, UT 84401-2203
Phone Number: +1 801-399-8099
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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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A Pleasant Surprise!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Jen M
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Magna, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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

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Magna, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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 not feel like we were in the city. The campground hosts were so amazing! There... More 

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St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Took the whole family our 2 granddaughters ages 7 and 5 loved swimming in the river and ridding the canoes. the camp host were very helpful and friendly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Fort Buenaventura is one of those hidden treats that the Ogden area has to offer. Just over the bridge off off 24th street, you will find Fort Buenaventura, with its base ball park, trails, camping sites, a pond and a whole lot of history.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 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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