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Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve

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A Beautiful, Peaceful Walk on the Edge of Town

This is a gem! We walked the preserve for several hours one morning and saw nearly 40 species of... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Kaye N
Provo, Utah
Not much to see, not much to brag about...

The "wetlands" are what environmentalists protect. This is a seasonal swamp, known as the "slough... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
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28 May 2018
“A Beautiful, Peaceful Walk on the Edge of Town”
26 Feb 2018
“Not much to see, not much to brag about...”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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820 Kane Creek Blvd, Moab, UT 84532-2519
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is a gem! We walked the preserve for several hours one morning and saw nearly 40 species of birds and several snakes. The Great Blue Herons were fabulous! There were 6-7 nesting high in trees toward the middle of the preserve. Give yourself time...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kaye N
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Maybe at the right time of year there’s something to see here. I saw one bird, and one deer. The one positive is it’s a nice walk on the boardwalk or on paths. I can just see people patting themselves on the back for this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

The "wetlands" are what environmentalists protect. This is a seasonal swamp, known as the "slough" by locals. It's huge bend in the river where birds stop to rest on their annual migration journeys. Seasonally, it can be populated by a huge number of birds. Most...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank HardtoDissatisfy
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Every time that I return to Moab, where I grew up during the 50's, I return to this spot and walk it slowly and take in the beautiful vistas at every turn. We used to ice skate down there when the slough would freeze over...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Coretha P
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

We walked along the boardwalk trail, and two lookouts, and saw almost no other people. A side trail leads down to the Colorado. In the quiet, we saw numerous birds. This is a little known gem in Moab. Drive down Kane Creek Blvd, just PAST...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Went there to relax and watch the birds but all i could hear was this loud dutch couple complaining about how they couldn't see enough animals....

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

I went to this wetland preserve back in June to sight-see people from the Netherlands. A little known fact about this preserve is that it brings a lot of Foreigners to it. While I was there, I only saw two people from the Netherlands, and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank RedRockAdventurer
Reviewed August 20, 2017

I found this place on Pinterest of all places, and being a birder was interested to see what Moab had to offer. We saw a snake trying to grab a frog for a late afternoon snack, but other than that the only wildlife we saw...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank HereWeGo2015
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

There seem to be living 200 kinds of animals and birds in this reserve, but they are very hard to spot! We walked the paved and the unpaved trail, but saw only 5 geese, 1 turkey and some fish. Some parts of the reserve are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank moniquee2016
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

The park is big enough to spend some time here. There is even a logbuild building to watch wildlife from. But the biggest disappointment for me were all those dead or burned trees and shrubs. I am not a biologist and maybe this is the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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