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Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

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Birds of Prey Northwest, LIVE RAPTORS Presentation. Dec 4th 2018

Program by Raptor Biologest Janie Veltkamp of 6 Live Raptors was Fatastic, Will go again next year... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Beautiful place and informative

very nice refuge near bonners ferry. Great for kids and adults. You can take a car tour around... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Fortuna, California
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“myrtle falls”(11 reviews)
“auto tour”(11 reviews)
“short hike”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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287 Westside Rd, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-5172
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All reviews myrtle falls auto tour short hike the loop beautiful scenery saw deer nice walk beautiful area hiking trails take your time different species mile road early evening close to town visitor center black beans moose
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Program by Raptor Biologest Janie Veltkamp of 6 Live Raptors was Fatastic, Will go again next year for sure.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Montanaman_10
Reviewed 28 October 2018

very nice refuge near bonners ferry. Great for kids and adults. You can take a car tour around the facility. Also at the refuge headquarters you can get out and educated about the local wildlife.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank littleheart36
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Was hoping to see more wildlife. Been there twice now. Only have seen geese, some deer & an eagle. We have those at home. Will do one of their hikes there though. Maybe see more on that.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Missjanik
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Enjoyed reading through the dates of observations of all the different species visitors have recorded while watching in the outbuildings.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank FoodLovers12n3
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We like to use our hiking poles, but I would consider them optional for most people on this trail. Easy grade serpentine train to the top. Bench part way up if needed. The loop drive is one way and can be done with any vehicle....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank DavidH5287
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We enjoyed driving the 4.5 mile automobile circuit of the refuge grounds. We had hoped to spot a moose, but did not. We did observe and photograph a herd of deer. The drive can be done as slowly as you like. There is room for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Came here at recommendation of our hotel, great, simple, day trip. It was a bit hot today but a short hike, visit at the visitor center and the auto tour was just perfect.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My mom has lived for many years in Bonners but didn't know about the Refuge. One afternoon while I was visiting we just wanted to get out of the house so we drove through the Refuge. We did the short hike on the Myrtle Falls...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mOm63
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Really beautiful views, well maintained trails. I would say these are tails for average hiker and casual stroller. a fair amount of stairs in several sections, some grades to walk up! not for handicap , maybe a challenge for elderly otherwise good footing most if...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Planned a stop here on way to Glacier National Park but unfortunately the road we planned to take was closed due to construction and the guard suggested we skip it. By the time we got turned around we were delayed by several long freight trains...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank jaybeeFL
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Response from GerryM1342 | Reviewed this property |
Road conditions are good-most snow is gone from the pavement.
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Response from enjoycedar | Reviewed this property |
I have to say this was my first visit to this area to purchase land because we will be moving out there. I took a two hour drive up a road named Katka into the state forest and saw all kinds of birds, deer, even a bear. The... More