Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Nampa

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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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  • It's nice to go to in the winter for a walk. It quit and peaceful. Not loud like the summer time. You can take awesome pictures of the lake especially when it's frozen.  more »
  • This place is relaxing and full of wonderful wildlife to see! We love strolling through and seeing the numerous birds. We have also seen on occasion deer, raccoons and yes a skunk.  more »
  • Over all great man man lake good photo opportunity . Fishing OK. wildlife great.Lots of history about the Nampa area back in the early 19 century.  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery of the lake and all the surroundings, nice peaceful walk while listening to the birds in nature. Our kids saw lots of birds, a bunny, and we all saw 2 turkeys during our walk. The bird blind was really cool and we will come back and visit again.
  • Ah, what a wonderful world we live in. This place is pretty cool. They have a nice little visitors center thing (?) not sure thats what its called. Great for parents and kids who want to learn more about the wildlife in the area. They have a nice trail that you go on to view some of the plants, and hopefully the wildlife.
  • Beautiful area, peaceful and quiet. Seen a bald eagle and hundreds of snow geese. Live to bring my son and his cousins over to camp.
  • Superior viewing and awesome scenery. Boat ramps and land fishing. Toilets may be scarce. Watch for wild animals and birds. Cautious of snakes. Great place. Huge Refuge. On the river so lots of low marsh. No real trails. But make do is simple if cautious.
  • Nice little area along the snake river to camp for free. Bring your own shade though. Almost no trees!
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