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“Nice park & out of the rush-rush, good camp ground with in the city limits”
Review of Fort Buenaventura

Fort Buenaventura
Ranked #12 of 47 things to do in Ogden
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Nice park & out of the rush-rush, good camp ground with in the city limits. River runs thru it. Can get swamped in Spring run off, late spring & earily summer - cotton trees shead seeds- looks "white" cotton every where - note olive trees are present, had to take aligery pill

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Reviewed 8 August 2010

This a great little place just west of the train yard on the south of 24th street in Ogden. It is right on the Weber river with large Cottonwoods all around. We were having a family reunion here, and had a great time, Lots of shade and it was cooled by the river. Plenty of space for our tents, a large pavilion with electrical outlets so we could cook our food, even with the fire ban at the time.
But then we tried to sleep. Between the loud clang whenever some drove over the tire rippers and the planes and helicopters from Ogden airport flying directly overhead, and the people partying at 4am, we might have gotten some sleep.
But with all the action at the train yard, it was hopeless. Maybe it was unusual, but starting after 11pm, there were endless train whistles, trains connecting and disconnecting, trains starting up and screeching to a stop. It was unbelievable.
I don't think they should allow people to attempt to camp here, much less charge them for the attempt.
I would come here again for the day, but none of us will EVER try to camp here again.

3  Thank ericksonar
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

We stumbled upon Fort Buenaventura while looking for the newest dog park in Ogden. The camp area was very clean and neat and very quiet. Also, the venue is dog friendly. They just request you clean up after your pet and keep them leashed.
We took the canoes out for an hour on the pond. We raced against another canoe on the pond. We didn't have any problems staying in the boat.
The caretaker the day we were there was matter of fact, and polite. He made us laugh before and after our canoe trip. He gave us a ton of information on the teepee rentals and which ones were the best.
The bathrooms were clean and well maintained.
There are plenty of trails and access to the weber river. It's a beautiful little spot, that is affordable to visit.
The is a trading post on site as well that is open every Saturday morning.

1  Thank talkwithmyhands
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

The Fort and camping area itself is a wonderful facility. The campgrounds are kept neat and the bathrooms are... well they are bathrooms. The pond is fun to canoe in and the small trail was nice. The reason I have rated it as "poor" is due to the caretakers that were working the days we camped there. The caretakers were quite rude and crusty. I have camped in many different camping areas over the years and have never met a grumpier couple of people in my life. We were the only people in the park at the time and I think they must have been bored. It was like they were looking for things to yell at us for. We had some girls in a canoe and it tipped over and the caretakers sped over in their little cart to yell at us because they were not supposed to be in the water. HELLO---THEY FELL OUT!!! That water is discusting--they didn't do it on purpose. They told us that if they couldn't follow the rules that they would not allow us to use the pond anymore. REDICULOUS!!!!
I wish I could say that was the end of it, but it continued like this the entire time we were there. We finally packed up and left.
I wish I could tell you their names so you could watch out for them if you decide to camp at Fort Buenaventura.

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Reviewed 26 October 2014
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