The Swinging Bridge Campground will be closed Monday (4/27) to Friday (5/1). The refuge is planning a prescribed burn during that week.
Spring is a fantastic time to view wildlife at Browns Park. Elk, mule deer, waterfowl, and songbirds are abundant.
The refuge is now closed to hunting. However, anglers are still welcome to fish the Green River. Visit Hunting and Fishing for information.
If you are traveling to the Refuge from the Vernal area, you will have to take an alternate route. Call 970-365-3613 for details.
Refuges in the Lower Green River Complex include Browns Park NWR, Ouray NWR, and the Colorado River Wildlife Management Area.
Browns Park is managed as part of the Lower Green River NWR Complex.
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Some of the birds recently observed at Browns Park NWR included mallards, northern pintails, common goldeneyes, sandhill cranes, northern harriers, ospreys, golden eagles, red-winged blackbirds, American robins, western meadowlarks, mountain bluebirds, and many other species. Come check out the spring migration!
If you're intrigued by stories of Butch Cassidy and other western legends, come to Browns Park NWR to see areas used as hangouts by famous outlaws.
The Refuge provides important habitat for moose, elk, mule deer, and pronghorn.
Myer Cabin and Lodore Hall, Adam Halverson/USFWS
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