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Browns Park
National Wildlife Refuge

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge provides a wildlife oasis in an otherwise semi-arid environment.
1318 Hwy 318
Maybell, CO   81640
E-mail: brownspark@fws.gov
Phone Number: 970-365-3613
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Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge provides a wildlife oasis in an otherwise semi-arid environment.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Environmental education is provided to groups upon request. Please contact the Refuge staff to schedule a program.

Year-round fishing for trout and catfish is allowed on the Green River and Beaver Creek in accordance with state fishing regulations. An accessible fishing pier is located near Hog Lake on the Green River.

An accessible waterfowl hunting blind is located on Hog Lake. Hunting is permitted in designated areas for mule deer, elk, ducks, coots, geese, mergansers, cottontail rabbit, and mourning doves.

The visitor contact station provides visitors an interpretative display on the endangered fish species of the Colorado River Drainage. Refuge staff are also available to answer questions. There are several interpretive exhibits on the graveled, 11-mile auto tour route.

Wildlife Observation
The Refuge offers many opportunities to observe and photograph wildlife with beautiful scenic backdrops of the rugged valley. An accessible blind is available for photography and wildlife observation on Hog Lake wetland. The Refuge also has a wetland overlook and nature trail. Hikers, sightseers, horseback riders, wildlife watchers, and photographers are welcome year-round. A graveled, 11 mile auto tour route complete with interpretive exhibits provides opportunities to view and study wildlife and wildlife habitat. Refuge marshes are closed to visitors between March 1 and July 31 to reduce disturbance to nesting waterfowl. Visitors are asked to remain on the road during this period. Primitive camping facilities can be found at Swinging Bridge and Crook Campgrounds. Primitive toilets are provided. There is no drinking water, firewood, or trash removal.

The Refuge office is open from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. Designated areas of the Refuge are open 24 hours to certain activities.

Entrance Fees
The Refuge does not charge an entrance fee.

Use Fees
The Refuge does not charge user fees (i.e., hunt fees, camping fees, boat launch, meeting rooms rental fees, auto tour fees, guided tour fees, etc.).
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