• Attention Waterfowl Hunters

    Hog lake will not be flooded this fall or winter. It is drying for habitat management that will improve the area for waterfowl and wildlife.

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    Swinging Bridge is Open

    The Swinging Bridge is open to vehicular traffic. The weight capacity is 20 tons and the bridge is just 8 feet wide.

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    Hunting and Fishing

    Hunters and Anglers are welcome at Browns Park NWR! Click the link below for more information regarding these activities.

    Hunting and Fishing Brochure

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    Camping on the Refuge

    The Swinging Bridge and Crooks Campgrounds are free and open year-round. See our Visitor Activities page for more information.

    Camping Information

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    Wildlife Watching

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

Wildlife Sightings and History at Browns Park NWR

Shed Antler Hunting is not allowed

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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 brownspark@fws.gov.

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Winter Wildlife

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Come see elk, mule deer, bald eagles, ducks, swans, pinyon jays, coyotes, and many other species at Browns Park NWR this winter!

The Wild West

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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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Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Comprehensive Conservation Plan (1999)

The Browns Park NWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) is available to read here.

Browns Park CCP

About the Complex

Lower Green River NWR Complex

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge 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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