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  • Mule Deer

    Hunting and Fishing

    The refuge is now closed to hunting. However, anglers are still welcome to fish the Green River. Visit Hunting and Fishing for information.

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  • Black-necked Stilt 218 x 116

    Wildlife Watching

    Spring is a fantastic time to view wildlife at Browns Park. Elk, mule deer, waterfowl, and songbirds are abundant.


Public Comment Period Open

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has prepared a draft Compatibility Determination for the issuance of a Right-of-Way permit to Moffat County for repair and maintenance of the swinging bridge at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge. This draft document is being made available for public review and comment from May 19 to June 3, 2016. A copy of the draft compatibility determination can be found at the link below. Comments will be accepted through close of business on June 3, 2016. Please send written comments to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, 1318 Hwy 318, Maybell, CO 81640, Attn: Draft Swinging Bridge CD, Comments may also be emailed to:

Draft Compatibility Determination

About the Complex

Lower Green River NWR Complex

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.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Wildlife Sightings and History at Browns Park NWR

  • Shed Antler Hunting is not allowed

    Shed Antler on Backpack 150 x 118

    Please Be Aware! Shed antler hunting is not allowed on the Refuge. Collection of animal parts, plants, historic artifacts, fossils, minerals, etc. is illegal. If you find anything, please leave it for other visitors to see. For more information call our office at 970-365-3613 or email

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  • Spring Wildlife

    Gadwall  150 x 118

    Some of the birds recently observed at Browns Park NWR included mallards, green-winged teal, northern pintails, common goldeneyes, sandhill cranes, northern harriers, golden eagles, red-winged blackbirds, American robins, western meadowlarks, mountain bluebirds, and many other species. Come check out the spring migration!

  • The Wild West

    Myer Cabin 150 x 118

    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.

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Page Photo Credits — Mule Deer: Copyright Tom Williams, Black-necked Stilt: Copyright Tom Williams, Shed Antler on Backpack: Steve Barclay, Gadwall: Copyright Tom Williams,

Myer Cabin and Lodore Hall: Adam Halvorson/USFWS

, Moose at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge: USFWS photo
Last Updated: May 20, 2016
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