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    Wildlife Watching

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

  • 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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Swinging Bridge Closed Until Further Notice

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.

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

  • Spring Wildlife

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    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!

  • The Wild West

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    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 — Moose at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge: USFWS photo, Black-necked Stilt: Copyright Tom Williams, Mule Deer: Copyright Tom Williams, Gadwall: Copyright Tom Williams,

Myer Cabin and Lodore Hall, Adam Halverson/USFWS

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2015
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