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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fort Buenaventura

A few weeks ago we went to Fort Buenaventura. It's a nice county park, with several walking trails, and replicas of old buildings.  The old fort is the best of the structures.  It was built to resemble the fort built on the site- the beginning of the city of Ogden.  
 There are a few other buildings, a small indian village, and a pond that you can go canoeing at. 
The canoes are $5/half hour or $10/hour.  It made us think of our times in Fort Collins and all of the canoeing we did there. 
We ultimately ended up at the Weber River for a bunch of rock throwing.  It was peaceful sitting by the river and throwing rocks into the water.  One of the employees at the visitor center said that there are often tubers that go down the river from just below the railroad bridge down to the entrance road on the north end of the park. We didn't know about it, but it sounded fun.  The bike path on the west side of the river offers an alternative to paying the entrance fee if you're just interested in tubing. 
There is also camping at the park, but I thought it was pretty steep at $18/night.  The teepee rentals (also at $18/night) seemed more reasonable.  It was a fun visit.

Nearest City: Ogden, UT
Location: N° W°
Time Needed: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Kid Friendly: Yes
Additional Info: Click here for the Fort Buenaventura Website  Cost $2/Adult

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