Ouray National Wildlife Refuge


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Ouray National Wildlife Refuge

Address:266 W 100 North, Suite 2
Vernal, UT 84078

Phone:435-789-0351
Web: ouray.fws.gov
Established: 1960.
Location:Northeastern Utah.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, trails, auto tour route.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, canoeing, rafting, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:The desert of northeastern Utah is a harsh environment, where less than 8 inches of rain falls per year. But the Green River transports water from the mountains of Wyoming to the area and as a result thousands of waterfowl, songbirds and other wildlife flock to the river.
Habitats: 11,987 acres along a 12-mile stretch of the Green River. Habitats nclude river, riparian woodlands, wetlands, artificial impoundments, croplands, semidesert shrublands, grasslands, and clay bluffs.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Three endangered fish--Colorado pikeminnow, bonytail, and humpback chub, as well as beaver, muskrat, river otter, waterfowl, cottontail rabbits, raccoons, mule deer, elk, bobcats, bald and golden eagles, great horned owls and hawks.

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