Bear River Meadows / Crawford Mountain Road
(a.k.a, Randolph Viewing Area, Bear River Wetlands)

Oxbow on Weston Lane, an Arm of Crawford Mountain Road
 by Carol Nelson   ©Carol Jean Nelson (Jul 2012)

Directions:  From UT 16, 1.5 miles north of Randolph, take Crawford Mountain Road going east about three miles through fields and farmland to the area around the Bear River with its oxbows, shallow ponds and wet meadows.  (The road continues on into Wyoming and joins UT 30/WY 89).

Best Black Tern and Bittern areas:  (directions from Crawford Mountain Road as above) Before you come to the Bear River you will come to Weston Lane on the left. Follow Weston Lane down around the bend until you come to a No Trespassing sign on the side of the road (about a mile). Stop there, If you look to the North you will see an oxbow with short cattails (about 150 feet) you should see Black Terns setting up housekeeping. All that area along Weston Lane, back to Crawford Mt Road and east along Crawford to the base of the Crawford mountains is a great place to see bitterns and terns. Watch for more Black Terns, to the right, when you cross the Bear River. A great place to bird. By far, the best time of the day to see bitterns is morning (to about 10:00 a.m.).  ~ Paul Higgins

Specialty Birds: American Bittern, Sandhill Crane, Long-billed Curlew, Black Tern

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Bear River Looking South from the Bridge
 by Carol Nelson   ©Carol Jean Nelson (Jul 2012)