Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area

Hundreds of thousands of waterbirds, songbirds and raptors visit the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area during the migration and nesting seasons. Many birds stay there during the summer and some stay year-round. More than 200 different species have been documented on the management area.

The area is managed by the State of Utah. It is located on the eastern edge of the Great Salt Lake, near the town of Farmington.

The main entrance is open daily, 7 days a week, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is located south and west of Farmington at 1325 W Glover Lane (925 S). Open hours from other entrances vary by season.

Hunting is allowed during appropriate seasons, and hours are extended during the hunting seasons.

Wildlife Viewing Tips

Spring and fall are the best times to see migrating birds: March � May or August � October. Generally, birds and animals are most active during early morning and late evening hours.

Binoculars and spotting scopes can help you get a closer look at birds and animals. Photographers need telephoto lens. The best viewing is often from you car, as you drive slowly along backroads. Wildlife becomes somewhat accustomed to automobiles and animals may not spook unless you stop and get out of your car.

Please obey "area closed" signs and respect birds' and animals' need for space.

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