Mountain-Prairie Region Refuges
Mountain-Prairie Region
Utah Wildlife Refuges
  Photos showing wildlife found in Utah National Wildlife Refuges (razorback sucker photo by Mark Fuller, USFWS, Vernal, UT)

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Fish Springs NWR
Ouray NWR

Highway map with Refuges
Ouray NWR Bear River MBR Fish Springs NWR Utah map showing the location of National Wildlife Refuges


Opportunities abound in Utah for the public to observe, appreciate and understand wildlife and people's role in the environment. 

The Refuges themselves are diverse, both in location and in their approach to wildlife and habitat management.

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is located on the north shore of the Great Salt Lake. The Bear River Delta has long been considered one of the most valuable waterbird and wetland areas of the Intermountain West. In 1991, the Refuge was designated as a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve.

Established in 1959, Fish Springs NWR was named for the native fish, the Utah chub. The lush habitat of the Refuge, surrounded by miles of Great Basin Desert, is a true oasis for wildlife.

Ouray NWR lies along the Green River and includes desert uplands, wetlands, and riverine and cottonwood forest. The Refuge includes critical habitat for the endangered Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker.

Last updated: December 8, 2016