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John Jarvie Historic Site, UT

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

Experience a bit of the Wild West at the John Jarvie Historic Site in Brown's Park, a small mountain valley in the remote northeast corner of Utah. Originally used by mountain men and trappers for shelter in the early 19th century, Brown's Park was settled in 1880 by Jarvie, who operated a Green River ferry as well as a store and a post office. In addition to being a common stopping place for travelers, the area became known as an outlaw hideout frequented by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Matt Warner, Isom Dart, and Ann Bassett, Queen of the Rustlers. Today, several historic structures are maintained by BLM, and the facility is open to the public.

Recreational Activities:

  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE

Address:

Vernal Field Office
170 South 500 East
Vernal,UT,84078
Phone: (435) 781-4400
Email: utvnmail@blm.gov

Directions:

From Vernal, Utah (via Clay Basin): North on Highway 191 for 55 miles to the Wyoming-Utah border, then east 22 miles on maintained gravel road which includes 2 miles down Jesse Ewing Canyon with grades approaching 17 percent.

Photo - John Jarvie Historic Site
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