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Road & Water Conditions

Bear River wetlands looking south

 When planning a visit to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, it is always good to check on the water levels and road conditions around our Auto Loop.  Along with information provided below, you can always call the Refuge at 435.723.5887.

  • Road / Water Updates

    Water and Pelican (small)

    Water and road conditions can change frequently depending on weather and season. Check back here frequently for updated water conditions.

    •    WATER CONDITIONS:  Updated November 19th, 2014  Nearly all of the Refuge is frozen. As of noon on Monday, 11/17: Unit 3 frozen, Unit 1A ramp - open water, 3 boats in the water, Unit 2C - some open water, 3 boats on 2c/9 ramps, Unit 2D probably open in select spots.  We have had more cold weather since then and do not recommend trying to put a boat in. 
    •    ROAD CONDITIONS:  Updated November 19th, 2014  Road Conditions are good, but can become very slippery with rain or snow. The Auto Tour Loop is generally plowed after snowfall of more than 4 inches. Please be mindful of one way traffic on the Auto Tour...Traffic flows one way (Counter Clockwise) single lane.
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014
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