John Jarvie Historic Site

Description:

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.

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.

Phone:

(435) 781-4400

Email:

utvnmail@blm.gov

Address:

Vernal Field Office 170 South 500 East Vernal, UT 84078

Activities:

Boating Historic & Cultural Site Camping

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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