Built in 1846 by Miles Goodyear on the Weber River, two miles south of the confluence with the Ogden River. Fort Buenaventura is a historic park in the middle of Ogden City. The 26 acre Fort offers a wide range of amenities for outdoor recreation including camping, fishing, 18-hole championship disc golf course, visitor center, historic fort, pavilions, canoeing and a playground. What a great resource for our community to have a fishin’ hole less than a mile from downtown. The Fort is host to Easter Mountain Man Rendezvous, OFAOM’s Ogden Music Festival and numerous educational field trips for school children.
Park Amenities Group campsites Individual campsites Tipi rentals Canoe rental Fishing Picnic areas
Rates – Two group sites: $110 per night for up to 50 people. Includes camping. Trappers: Group site with pavilion, five camp sites with fire pits and restroom (flush toilets). Power is available. Traders: Group site with pavilion and fire pit. Power is available.
Tipi rental: $20 per night for up to 8 people. $30 *refundable deposit due at time of check in. We have 4 available.
Individual camp sites: $20 per night for up to 8 people, 2 cars and 2 tents OR one trailer and one tent. We have 14 camp sites, 5 of them being part of Trappers.
Canoe rentals: $5/hour or $3/half hour. We provide life jackets. School groups: $2/person. Includes Mountain Man presentation (Volunteers from the Fort Buenaventura Mountain Men), history lesson and tour of Fort, two games (may choose from frying pan toss, sack races, three-legged from frying pan toss, sack races, three-legged race or tug of war) and the candy cannon. They may substitute a game if they would like to do canoe rentals but the canoe rental fee would apply on top of the $2/person fee. There is also the King Fisher Wetlands walk and the playground that the larger groups use as rotations on their own.
Activities Area: $350/day for up to 150 people. This is the grass area behind the Fort. We hold several events and weddings here. Power is available.
Picnic area: Free to the public, this is the area right outside the visitor center.
Additional services in all parks: Stage Rental - $250/day rental fee, $270 set up, tear down fee, $24 for barricades. We provide transportation, set up and teardown.
Here in Ogden you can experience 3 ski and summer resorts, combined boasting over 11,600 skiable acres and miles of single track for those who love to mountain bike and hike! We offer a wide range of breathtaking recreation options with everything in easy reach. Whether you settle in at one of our many friendly hotels, out-of-the-way campgrounds or modern meeting and event venues, you will find that Ogden is an ideal travel destination offering one-of-a-kind outdoor recreation and metropolitan delights throughout the year. Wander and get lost in Ogden!