Weber County Parks in the Spring

As the weather begins to warm and springtime recreation invites locals out of their homes and into the sunshine, we wanted to provide a list of parks that you and your family can enjoy. Whether you’re a local looking for new parks to explore or if you’re a new Weber County resident on the lookout for ways to take advantage of the outdoors, this list featuring four parks is essential to getting the most out of this upcoming spring!

NORTH FORK PARK is a 2400-acre camping and outdoor destination located on the eastern side of the Wasatch Mountains. This land is also considered an International Dark Sky destination. The International Dark Sky Places (IDSP) Program was founded in 2001 and promotes park and land conservation.

This park opens the first weekend of May, weather permitting, and closes mid-October. It’s important to note that water will be turned off in mid-October, depending on weather conditions and temperatures.

In the meantime, until wintry weather gives way to spring, North Fork also features winter trails groomed by Ogden Nordic for snowshoeing, fat biking, and Nordic skiing. In addition to camping, parkgoers can also enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, biking, and horse trails.

FORT BUENAVENTURA PARK was originally built in 1846 by Miles Goodyear on the Weber River. In the time since the fort has become much more than a historic site; it is a premier outdoor recreation destination.

The Fort is host to the Fort Buenaventura Mountain Man Easter Rendezvous, OFOAM’s Ogden Music Festival, and numerous educational trips for children. In 2021, the Fort hosted the PDGA Disc Golf World Championships.

Facilities include a picnic area, pond, community fishery, and an 18-hole championship disc golf course.

WEBER MEMORIAL PARK is a 166-acre camping and outdoor recreation destination also located in the Upper Valley. Considering the adjacent Causey Reservoir and South Fork Ogden River, the opportunities for fishing, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.

OBSERVATORY PARK is a 119-acre ecological renovation project right in the heart of Ogden City, and it features a stunning new entrance and pavilion, which is free to the public. You can access the 2.4 miles of walking trails, in addition to having easy access to Centennial Trail, Weber County Archery Park, and Fort Buenaventura Park.

For information on all Weber County Parks, Recreation, and shooting sports facilities go to or call Parks and Recreation at 801-399-8230.

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