To reach the self-guided auto tour route, continue west on Forest Street for 12 miles. The beginning of the auto tour route includes a fishing pier, pavilion,
and restrooms which are fully accessible to persons with all abilities.
Visitors may drive or bicycle on a 12 mile auto tour route which starts and
ends at the old headquarters site. Activities are confined to the auto tour
route dike. All other areas on the refuge are closed to public use except
during approved hunting seasons.The Refuge auto tour route is open every day from
sunrise to sunset every day of the year. There is an automatic gate that will open and close at sunrise and sunset hours. In the Spring and winter the access road to the
refuge may be covered with water or snow please call in advance to check road
conditions. Tour Route may also be closed due to snow or water.
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Bear River has several priority bird species dependent on the wetland habitats of the Refuge and the Great Salt Lake such as Cinnamon teal, White-faced ibis and Franklin's gulls.