AAA Editor Notes
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center is 15 mi. w. off I-15 exit 363 (Forest St.) and at 2155 W. Forest St., respectively. The 80,000-acre refuge, which consists of pristine marshes, uplands and open water, attracts migrating bald eagles, falcons, hawks and swans and is an important breeding and stopover site for several species of waterfowl.
A 12-mile-long auto tour loop follows a dike road and allows for wildlife viewing. Boasting a modern architectural design, the education center features interactive exhibits as well as a wetland diorama, a video presentation and a .5-mile walking trail. Various activities, including those geared toward children, are offered.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.