BROWNS PARK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge


April 18, 2024

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge is a 13,450-acre refuge located in the northwest corner of Colorado. The refuge is known for its diverse habitats, including wetlands, riparian areas, and upland shrublands, which provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species, including elk, moose, river otters, and bald eagles.

There are several reasons to visit Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, including its scenic beauty, abundance of wildlife, and recreational opportunities. Visitors can hike, fish, hunt, and birdwatch within the refuge. There are also several points of interest, such as the historic Swinging Bridge over the Green River, the Irish Canyon Trail, and the Harper Cabin.

Interesting facts about the area include that Browns Park was once a hideout for notorious outlaws, such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The refuge is also home to one of the largest migratory elk herds in North America.

The best time of year to visit Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge is during the summer and fall months when the weather is mild and the wildlife is most active. However, visitors should be prepared for hot temperatures during the day and cool temperatures at night.




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LOWER GREEN RIVER
Lower Green-Desolation Canyon Watershed, Utah
WHITE RIVER
Lower White Watershed, Utah
EVACUATION CREEK
Lower White Watershed, Utah
UPPER GREEN RIVER
Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir Watershed, Utah
YAMPA RIVER SEGMENT 3
Lower Yampa Watershed, Colorado
GREEN RIVER
Lower Green-Diamond Watershed, Utah
GREEN RIVER
Lower Green-Desolation Canyon Watershed, Utah
WHITE RIVER
Lower White Watershed, Utah
THE FOREST SERVICE SPILLWAY BOAT RAMP BELOW FLAMING GORGE DAM TO THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT BOAT RAMP AT INDIAN CROSSING
Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir Watershed, Utah
WHITE RIVER
Lower White Watershed, Utah

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