Waterfowl Hunting season begins Oct 1st. Check here for updates.
Kathi Stopher Wins Award!
Congratulations to our own Visitor Services Manager, Kathi Stopher, WAFWA's Federal Conservation Partner of the Year Award.
Full story here
New Unit of Refuge System!
Utah Family Land Donation Establishes Bear River Watershed Conservation Area, a new unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Junior Ranger Fun
Summer is a great time to explore using our Junior Ranger backpacks. Ask at the Front Desk
Just For Kids
Visit now to see Western Pygmy Blue Butterflies. These butterflies are smaller than a dime and are the smallest butterfly in North America. Look for them on flowers on the refuge. They occur in alkaline habitats such as deserts and salt marshes and are abundant on the walking trail at the Wildlife Education Center.Learn More
Last year we partnered with UT DWR to tag American white pelicans with solar-powered GPS transmitters. Follow their spring migration.Migration Map
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Important Things to Know
Refuge water and road conditions can change frequently due to weather and management. Check conditions before you visit with the link below.Road & Water Conditions
Want to know what birds are being seen on the Refuge? Click the link below for the most recent eBird sightings and Refuge surveys.Bird Sightings
If you are one of the more than 2 million people that live along Utah’s Wasatch Front, come on over to your neighborhood Refuge. Our Wildlife Education Center is open Monday-Saturday and our Auto Tour Loop is open every day from sunrise to sunset.America's Gateway to Nature- short film
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.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2016