Fort Buenaventura

Fort Buenaventura Pond Looking South    by Staff Photographer    ŠJune 2012

(submitted by Kristin Purdy)

Description: Fort Buenaventura is located within a mature cottonwood stand along a curve of the Weber River. Well-developed paths through the park and along the river on both sides allow good access.

Directions: From 1-15 exit 342 (24th Street in Ogden) turn east. Drive one mile on 24th Street and turn south on A Street. Follow the brown signs to Raptor Field/Fort Buenaventura; it's less than a block from 24th Street. Pass Raptor field and continue south. You can park at the yurt and then bird the path west of the river, or continue over the river into the park proper and park at the visitor's center.

Birds: Belted Kingfishers, vireos, Wood Ducks, hummingbirds, Western Screech-owls, Great Horned Owls, Bullock's Orioles, Cooper's Hawks, Spotted Sandpipers.

Other: Best birding is along the path next to the river because the habitat is more diverse there. At the end of the paved path, the Kingfisher Wetlands Trail forms a loop around a small wetland and has an observation tower. If you enter the park, you can pay your $1.00 entrance fee at the visitor's center. Bathrooms are located in the park. Fort Buen can be a very noisy place sometimes due to railroads on the south and east sides, Saturday Mountain Man Rendezvous and Boy Scout Jamborees.

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Nearby:  Weber River TrailOgden Nature CenterOgden River Parkway

Visitor Center    by Staff Photographer    ŠJune 2012

Tepees by the Pond    by Staff Photographer    ŠJune 2012

River from Bridge near Entrance    by Staff Photographer    ŠJune 2012