(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.
Birds: Wood Duck, Western Screech-owl, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-crowned
Night-Heron, Spotted Towhee, Brown Creeper (winter), and neo-tropical migrants
Other: 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.
| Beus Pond |
Nearby: Strong Canyon / 36th Street