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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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    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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    Wildlife Watching

    Summer 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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Summer Wildlife

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Some of the birds recently observed at Browns Park NWR included mallards, white-faced ibis, northern harriers, ospreys, bald eagles, great-horned owls, red-winged blackbirds, spotted towhees, western meadowlarks, mountain bluebirds, and many other species. Come check out the summer birding opportunities!

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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Maintenance Volunteer Needed

Volunteer- Maintenance

If you are interested in volunteering at Browns Park NWR and helping our maintenance department then visit the link below.

Volunteer Information

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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