Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge, CO

Fish and Wildlife Service

Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge

Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge, located within a 4000 acre natural depression known as the Big Basin, is one of over 560 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System - a network of lands set aside...[more]


953 Jackson County Road #32
Walden, CO 80480

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Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge includes 1,166 acres and was established in 1932 for the purpose of providing resting and breeding habitat for migratory birds and other native wildlife. The Refuge is not posted, fenced, or signed to indicate its status as a national wildlife refuge because it consists of three separated sections, each surrounded by non-federal lands. Access to these areas is limited and Bamforth NWR is not open for public use at this time to avoid possible trespass issues.

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