Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Nampa

The Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is an important breeding area for mammals, birds, and other animals. The National Wildlife Refuge is located on land surrounding Lake Lowell, just outside Nampa, Idaho. It serves as a resting and wintering area for birds, including mallards and Canada geese, along the Pacific Flyway and was named a "Globally Important Bird Area" by the American Bird Conservancy.
The refuge consists of two sections which contains open water, edge wetlands, grasslands and riparian and forest habitats. The largest portion of the refuge consists of Lake Lowell and its environs, located in Canyon County, just west of Nampa, while the second comprises the Snake River islands located in non-contiguous localities along the river in Canyon, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington counties (Idaho) and Malheur and Baker counties (Oregon).
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  • this a wonderful place to hike around the lake and to see the birds in Idaho. It is well maintained and has a lot of information for tourists  more »
  • Stunning area for walking and enjoying the outdoors! The walking areas are clean and well maintained. Would highly recommend!  more »
  • We've been out here many times. It's a beautiful area with lots of open space. You can explore the wildlife, water or just enjoy the peaceful landscapes. We love coming here during the week as it's less crowded than on a weekend.
  • Nice place. Wish I saw some deers. You can hike, walk here. It’s really close to the lake. They also have porter potties. Nice place to take pictures too.

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