Brigham City, Utah
Birding, Auto touring, Fishing, Hunting
Depends on what you do
Allowed on leash
Bring a bottle of water
Shade is minimal
Bring snacks if needed
Camera, hat, sunglasses
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge: 41.479102°, -112.267650°
2155 W. Forest Street
Brigham City, Utah 84302
Take I-15 exit Forest Street in Brigham City and head west.
The Bear River Bird Refuge is 80,000 acres of Marsh, Open Water, Uplands, and Mudflats. The refuge is used for birding, fishing, hunting, and photography. Over 250 species of bird can be found here throughout the year. Just off the freeway is a brand new very nice visitor center and information center.
Continue west for about 15 miles to get to the refuge itself. Once there there is a large parking area for fisherman and hunters.
The refuge has tons of water and the end of the bear river is here. It is a great place for fishing. I mostly use the area for driving and birding and photography. There is a 12 mile gravel auto tour route starting at the parking lot.
There are a couple of boardwalks that you can get up above the marsh for better views. They are tons of areas you can walk in to as well.
This marsh is the most common habitat around and the birds and small mammals love it!
I have spent quite a bit of time here and it is an amazing area for landscape photography. Its an amazing place for sunsets. Here are a few things I have seen here.
I have spent a lot of time here. Its great because its open all year and is a really nice place to go for a drive and relax for a couple hours. There are always beautiful sights and wildlife. If you are passing through Brigham on I-15 it is a very worth while detour.