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The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Brigham City, Utah offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. On our 12-mile auto tour route, view a great diversity of birds without ever leaving your vehicle. Want to stretch your legs? Walk the 1.5 miles of trails around our world-class Wildlife Education Center located just 1/4 mile from I-15, exit 363.

Enjoy photography, wildlife watching, birding, hiking, cycling, running, hunting, fishing, and painting on the Refuge. Check our page often for special events and environmental education opportunities.


Activities available at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge include wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education and interpretation, hunting and fishing. Visit the Wildlife Education Center to learn about the birds and habitat of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem.


Our trail at the Wildlife Education Center provides varied experiences depending on what branch of the trail you take.  There is about a mile of accessible trail and another .70 of a mile of graveled trail.

Other Facilities in the Complex

Both Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge have similar habitat conservation needs, and combining these areas assists in providing consistency and effectively utilizing human and capital resources for both locations. 

Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge is located on the southern extreme of the Great Salt Lake Desert and is essential in meeting the needs of humans and wildlife over the past 10,000 years. Most critical are the life-sustaining waters.

Rules and Policies

To ensure your safety while visiting and protect your National Wildlife Refuge and the wildlife inhabiting it, please be mindful of and abide by all laws, rules, and regulations during your visit. If you are unsure if an activity is allowed, please contact the Refuge by calling (435) 723-5887 or emailing us at


Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
2155 West Forest StreetBrigham City,UT84302-4426
Driving Directions

The Wildlife Education Center is located just 1/4 mile west from I-15, exit 363.  The auto tour route is located 12 miles west from I-15, exit 363.  Please note the auto tour route is also 12 miles long, so the round trip is 36 miles.

Wildlife Education Center
Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mondays and Federal Holidays
Staff Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays
Auto Tour Route and Trails
Year-round, Weather permitting
Sunrise - Sunset