Browns Park Recreation Management Area

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Browns Park Recreation Management Area

Utah

(435) 885-3307

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Things To Do

Overview

Explore where the wild west is still wild and where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid out from the long arms of the law. This region was filled with outlaws, guns, and traders.

In 1880, John Jarvie, a Scotsman built a ranch along the Green River to offer store goods to those that lived or traveled in this wild territory. At the ranch, you can visit the ranch's museum, where you'll discover relics from the frontier days. Developed camping is available at Bridge Hollow or Indian Crossing campgrounds nestled along the Green River, adjacent to the ranch. There you'll have several launch points for floating the Green River. If you're a fisherman, you won't want to miss the blue ribbon fishing opportunity from the Flaming Gorge Dam down to the Colorado State line.

Map of Browns Park Rec. Management Area

Latitude, Longitude: 40.838944, -109.125996

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating is permitted on the Green River. Life jackets are required. Permits are required for commercial float boating only. No permits are required for personal use from the Flaming Gorge Dam to the Dinosaur National Monument at Lodore Canyon in Colorado.

  • Bicycling

    Please contact the park for information on bike trails.

  • Camping

    Developed camping is available at Indian Crossing and Bridge Hollow campgrounds adjacent to the site for a fee. Toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, and fire rings are available.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is limited to artificial bait only. All fish between 13 and 20 inches must be released. You may keep two fish under 13 inches and one fish over 20 inches.

  • Hiking

    Please contact the park for information about hiking trails.

  • Historic Sites

    Guided tours of the Jarvie property are offered daily May through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is not available.

  • Hunting

    Please contact the park for information on seasonal game and licenses.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Off-road driving is not permitted.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables, fire rings, and restrooms are available.

  • Water Sports

    Water sports are not available.

Directions

Driving

From Maybell, Colorado: Go west on Hwy 318 for 70 miles of paved road and 8 miles of gravel. Follow Jarvie Ranch/Brown Park signs.

From Vernal, Utah, through Clay Basin: Go north on Hwy 191 for 55 miles then travel east on a gravel/paved road for 22 miles, (2 miles of up to 17% grade). Follow Jarvie Ranch/Browns Park signs.

From Vernal, Utah, through Crouse Canyon: Go north on Vernal Ave to 500 North. Then go east for 25 miles to Diamond Mtn. and Browns Park turnoff. Go north on dirt road for 15 miles to Brown's Park. Follow Jarvie Ranch/Browns Park signs.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(435) 885-3307

Road conditions

(435) 885-3307

Permits

(435) 781-4400

Campground reservations

(435) 781-4400

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