Description - Fort Buena-Ventura is a heritage site within the Utah State Park system. Small Fort Buena-Ventura was originally constructed in 1846. After careful research, reconstruction of several structures on the site was completed. Today these structures are open to the public along with a visitor center with exhibits detailing the historical significance of the site. A pond is located within the park boundaries and canoe rentals are available.
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Fort Buena-Ventura State Park
- Fort Buena-Ventura State Park consists of a reconstructed stockade and several cabins built on the original site of the fort. These structures are open to the public throughout the year. Other facilities within the park include a visitor center, which houses exhibits interpreting the historical significance of the site. A group campground, day-use area, picnic ground, canoe rental concessionaire and modern restrooms help to make a visit to this park more pleasant.
Recreation - This peaceful site will intrigue the historian in each individual. Touring the reconstructed stockade and cabins helps visitors understand every day life in the newly settled west. Viewing the interpretive exhibits in the Visitor Center will further understanding of the era. Canoeing, camping and picnicking are relaxing ways to enjoy this site.
Climate - This state park property lies at an elevation of 4,500 feet immediately north of the Great Salt Lake. Like the rest of the state this area is arid, receiving less than 13 inches of rain per year. This site lies in the Great Salt Lake Basin and sees hot summers, highs above 90 degrees F, and cold winters, daytime highs reaching 50 degrees and nighttime lows below freezing.
Fort Buena-Ventura lies a short distance west of downtown Ogden, in northern Utah.