Walking routes in the Wetlands Maze are generally unmarked, but there are some
places you can go to investigate the wetland habitat and keep dry feet.
Starting at the Benson Marina, cross the road to the south and walk either
east or west along the Benson Road. Follow the water's edge to the abandoned
railroad pilings. This path penetrates the wetlands a little deeper to give views of
swimming waterfowl and perching birds in the bull rushes at water's edge. If you close do the loop, please be cautious of traffic.
Bud Phelps Wildlife Management Area Entrance
About three miles west of Logan on the Mendon Road (600 South from Logan, at 3600 West),
look for a small Utah Division of Wildlife Resources' sign marked "Bud Phelps Wildlife Management Area East Entrance."
Turn north and after a half mile turn west down a dirt road (look for black metal posts on either side of the road) to a small parking area marked as part of the Bud Phelps Wildlife Management Area. From here, you can
access PacifiCorp's property by walking westard on the dirt road. At the end of the road, there is a corral area with gates to the south and west. Go through the west gate and feel free to wander west or north to explore the wetlands. There are no
marked trails, but you can observe songbirds, Short-eared Owls and other wildlife,
including small mammals. In winter, look for tracks of small mammals and puzzle
out their wanderings. Please close any gates you might open in respect of historic grazing uses of the land.