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  • Green River West of Horseshoe Bottom 218 x 116

    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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  • Black-necked Stilt 218 x 116

    Wildlife Watching

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


Swinging Bridge Closed Until Further Notice

The Swinging Bridge is open for pedestrian use. Motorized vehicles and livestock are currently not allowed on the bridge. Call 970-365-3613 or email for more information and alternate routes to cross the Green River.

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

  • Shed Antler Hunting is not allowed

    Shed Antler on Backpack 150 x 118

    Please Be Aware! Shed antler hunting is not allowed on the Refuge. Collection of animal parts, plants, historic artifacts, fossils, minerals, etc. is illegal. If you find anything, please leave it for other visitors to see. For more information call our office at 970-365-3613 or email

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  • Spring Wildlife

    Gadwall  150 x 118

    Some of the birds recently observed at Browns Park NWR included mallards, green-winged teal, northern pintails, common mergansers, sandhill cranes, northern harriers, bald eagles, red-winged blackbirds, American robins, western meadowlarks, mountain bluebirds, and many other species. Visit and see the spring migration!

  • The Wild West

    Myer Cabin 150 x 118

    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 — River fog at diamond Breaks, Green River: Rachel Portwood, Black-necked Stilt: Copyright Tom Williams, Shed Antler on Backpack: Steve Barclay, Gadwall: Copyright Tom Williams,

Myer Cabin and Lodore Hall: Adam Halvorson/USFWS

, Moose at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge: USFWS photo
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2017
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