Matheson Wetlands Preserve

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Unusual wetlands in the desert

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934 W. Kane Creek Boulevard
84532 Moab,


(435) 259-4629


Purchased by The Nature Conservancy and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in 1990, this unusual desert oasis is haven to over 200 birds, amphibians, and aquatic mammals including muskrat, beaver, and shy river otters. Known locally as the Moab Sloughs, its location along the Colorado River gives it a lushness not found elsewhere in this dry environment. Accessible mile-long loop trail, wildlife viewing blind, self-guiding tour brochures available for this 890-acre preserve.

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