Beus Park

Beus Pond in November    by Milt Moody    ©Milton G. Moody

(Submitted by Kristin Purdy)

Description:  Beus Park is a heavily wooded area surrounding a pond in a residential neighborhood. The park offers a paved path, benches, bathrooms, and a dock that juts out into the water. Habitat includes Cottonwoods, scrub oak, fruit trees, and Box Elders. The trees may be very thick in places offering good cover for birds. Varied Thrushes have been spotted here in the winter.

    From points south
of Ogden, take US-89 north, [exit 324 for US 89 and  So. Ogden, near Lagoon]  After passing under the I-84 underpass, you'll climb the Ogden bench. Turn right (north) at the second traffic light onto Harrison Blvd and SR-203. Drive north on Harrison just over 2 miles and turn right (east) onto 42 Street. Drive approximately 3/4 mile and turn right into the Beus Park entrance.
    From points north take I-15 exit 344, 12th Street. Drive east on 12th to Harrison Blvd, and then south on Harrison. Go to 42nd and turn left (east). Go less than a half mile (the road becomes Country Hills Drive) to where the  road turns north. Just around the bend on the right side of the road is a parking area for Beus Pond.
    From points east, take I-84 to exit 87, Ogden. Turn north onto US-89 and follow the directions above.

Wood Duck, Western Screech-owl, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Spotted Towhee, Brown Creeper (winter), and neo-tropical migrants during migration.

Walk around the paved path and enjoy whatever you see along the way. Don't hesitate to make forays into the woods on unpaved footpaths to see what might be off-trail.

     eBird Data:  | Beus Pond |

Nearby:  Strong Canyon / 36th Street Trailhead

Trail Around the Pond    by Staff Photographer    ©June 2012

Verdant Hill from the West Side of the Pond   by Staff Photographer    ©June 2012

From the North Side    by Staff Photographer    ©June 2012