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Outdoor Recreation


If you enjoy the great outdoors, Brigham City is an ideal place to live and work. The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, one of the nation's premier waterfowl hunting and birding destinations, has its home in Brigham City, and forms the City's western backdrop. This permanently protected wildlife habitat is memorialized in the famous Brigham City Arch on Main Street.

The Wellsville and Wasatch Mountains form the eastern backdrop for Brigham City. These lands are managed by the Logan and Ogden Ranger Districts of the Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and offer numerous recreation sites and destinations.

Willard Bay State Park is located five miles south of Brigham City and offers excellent boating, fishing, and camping opportunities.

Mantua Reservoir, located three miles up Box Elder Canyon from Brigham City, is an important component of the City's water and electrical infrastructure. It also provides boating, fishing, and camping.

Waterfowl hunting and birding are popular activities at Salt Creek and Public Shooting Grounds Waterfowl Management Areas northwest of Brigham City.

In addition to these locations close to home, Brigham City is within a two hour drive of 11 of Utah's world famous ski areas, a natural gateway to world class recreation in Yellowstone National Park, the spectacular national parks of southern Utah, and numerous other destinations, some famous and some less so. Brigham City is the perfect base of operations for the dedicated outdoor enthusiast.