Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

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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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    Swinging Bridge is Open

    The Swinging Bridge is open to vehicles. The weight capacity is 20 tons and the bridge is only 8 feet wide.

    Driving directions to the Refuge

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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.

Refuge Updates

Hunting & Fishing Information

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Browns Park NWR has many hunting and fishing opportunities that range from small game, doves and waterfowl, to big game such as deer and elk. Please read the Hunting & Fishing Brochure for information about hunting and fishing on the Refuge. This brochure contains a map of hunting zones for different species, regulations, and camping information among other things. Call the Refuge staff at 970-365-3613 if you have any questions.

Hunting and Fishing Brochure

Fall Wildlife

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Some of the birds recently observed at Browns Park NWR included blue-winged teal, northern pintails, common mergansers, bald eagles, red-winged blackbirds, American robins, blue-gray gnatcatchers, red-winged blackbirds, white-crowned sparrows, yellow warblers, and many other species. Visit the Refuge and see the fall migration!

No shed antler hunting within the Refuge.

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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, leave it for other visitors to enjoy as well. For more information call our office at 970-365-3613 or email brownspark@fws.gov.

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Announcements

Current Conditions

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Due to the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Refuge visitor center is closed until further notice. Refuge lands, campgrounds, nature trails, boat ramps, and outdoor recreation remain open to the public. Visit the Refuge kiosks and brochure boxes for maps and information about the Refuge. Pack food, water, hand sanitizer, and possibly extra fuel when you visit Browns Park NWR.

About the Complex

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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

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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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