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    Wildlife watching?

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


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

  • Wildlife Notes

    Some of the birds recently observed at Browns Park NWR included mallard, pintail,green-winged teal, blue-winged teal, gadwall, sandhill crane, great blue heron, turkey vulture, osprey, golden eagle, yellow-headed blackbird, red-winged blackbird, American robin, and many other species. Come check out the fall migration!

  • The Wild West

    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.

Page Photo Credits — Elk group: Photo USFWS, Moose at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge: USFWS photo
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2014
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