Visitor Information

Photo by Jennifer Bunker


From Interstate 15 at Brigham City, Utah, take exit #363 (Forest Street) and turn west two blocks to the James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center.

Our Address is:
Friends of the Bear River Refuge
2155 W Forest Street
Brigham City, UT-84302

Phone: 435-734-6443


Regular Hours: 

Tuesday-Friday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Please call before coming to make sure we are open. 435-723-5887
Closed Sundays, Mondays,  and Federal holidays.


Fishing is permitted in the river channels. An accessible pier is located at the River Delta Interpretive Site.


Waterfowl hunting is popular, and the Refuge is open for waterfowl hunting during state seasons.


Camping is not allowed on the Refuge.

Wildlife Observation and Photography:

Visitors are invited to drive or bicycle the 12-mile long auto tour route looping around a large water impoundment, which teems with waterfowl, marsh birds, and water birds. Viewing decks are strategically placed to aid in observation of Refuge wildlife. Photography blinds are available by contacting the Refuge staff prior to your visit.

Entrance Fee:

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.).