Mayor's Pond

Winter Ducks at Mayor's Pond    by James Lofthouse    ŠJames Lofthouse

~ Submitted by Kris Purdy

Description: Mayor's Pond is a 2-3 acre man-made pond on Box Elder Creek at the mouth of Box Elder Canyon in Brigham City. It was built with the intention of providing under-15 year olds with a community fishing spot, and is regulated by the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources Fishing Proclamation. It is reputed not to freeze in the winter, so it's a great spot for waterfowl when other options are iced over.

Directions: From points along the Wasatch Front, take I-15 to exit 362 (Brigham City, Logan, and UT 91). Turn east. UT 91 intersects Main Street in about 2 miles. Turn left (north) on Main Street and drive to the Brigham City Tabernacle. Turn right (east) after the tabernacle on UT 90. Drive .9 miles and look for the pond on your left. If you're driving from Cache Valley, take US 89/UT 91 past Mantua and take the first Brigham City exit (UT 90). You'll find the pond on your right in approximately .3 miles.

Birds: Common and Barrow's Goldeneye, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Greater and Lesser Scaup, Canada Goose, Ring-necked Duck, Northern Pintail, Norhtern Shoveler, Bufflehead, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Wilson's Snipe, Northern Flicker. Gray Partridge have been sighted in the area as well. Double-crested Cormorant (summer only).

Other: There's a good wide pullout along the south side of the pond on a road that doubles as an entrance to a gravel pit. You'll likely have sand and gravel trucks rumbling by, but the location is safe and the trucks are not disturbing to either the birds or the birders. The observation spot offers a view of the entire surface of the pond. Be sure to look along the wooded shore at the extreme southeast corner of the pond, also the mouth of Box Elder Creek, for Wilson's Snipe.

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