Historic Cove Fort
Cove Fort is remarkable for Mormon historical significance and the role it played in the early days of the church. Founded in 1867, the fort was partially created from volcanic rock and is the only fort built by the Latter-Day Saints in the 1800s that is still standing. Cove Fort was used as a way station for travelers and provided food and shelter for those seeking passage between Salt Lake City and southern settlements. This stop off the highway is a must-see! The grounds are gorgeous and well-kept. Many visitors enjoy the history and stay for a picnic in the shade afterward.
Address: UT-161, Beaver, UT 84713
- The fort is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Missionaries of the LDS Church offer guided tours to visitors. Most people spend about 1 hour at the fort.
- There are no fees required to enjoy Cove Fort.
- The majority of Cove Fort is wheelchair accessible, although some sections are not.
- Amenities include: public restrooms, drinking fountains, large grassy area, and picnic tables.
- While Cove Fort is the main attraction, don’t forget to check out the garden, barn, and blacksmith shop as well!