San Rafael Recreation Site

A San Rafael Campsite     by Mia McPherson   İMia McPherson

Directions:  1. From Castle Dale go east on the Green River Cutoff Road towards Buckhorn Wash. Go about 23 miles to the recreation site on the San Rafael River at the mouth of Buckhorn Wash.
   2. From I-70, take Exit 129 going east then north for about 18 miles.

Description: The drive from Castle Dale to the Recreation area is spectacular, seeing the Navajo and Entrada sandstone, flat desert areas, washes and stopping to see pictographs and petroglyphs along the way. There are some massive, old Cottonwoods close to the water on the road to the recreation area.  ~ Mia McPherson

Birds you might see:  Black-throated Gray Warbler (at the Wedge), Lazuli Butings, Mountain Bluebirds, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Lark Sparrows, Loggerhead Shrikes, Northern Mockingbirds, Bullock's Orioles, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Sage Thrasher, Horned Larks, White-throated Swift (at the Wedge), Eastern Kingbird, Western Tanagers ~ from a list by Mia McPherson

     eBird Data:    |  San Rafael Swell -- The WedgeSan Rafael Swell -- Black Dragon Canyon |
   (south of  I-70)   |  San Rafael Swell -- Crack CanyonSan Rafael Swell -- North Temple Wash |
                             | Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel |

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San Rafael Camping Area     by Mia McPherson   İMia McPherson

"The Wedge" near San Rafael Camping Area    
by Mia McPherson   İMia McPherson