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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

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Quiet trail within quick drive

My dogs and I always make the quick drive to deer flat. You can start at the top of the road at the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boise, Idaho
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Went out to look at the birds and animals there. Saw many species of birds and a fox. Took many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa, ID 83686-8046
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My dogs and I always make the quick drive to deer flat. You can start at the top of the road at the gate and walk or start at the rangers station. We enjoy the quiet sounds of nature- water from the lake and birds-...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 805clarissaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out to look at the birds and animals there. Saw many species of birds and a fox. Took many pictures and generally worth the trip

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wmcclay
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We go to monthly programs put on by the Southwest Idaho Bird Association on the second Thursday of every month they have outstanding programs about birds and wildlife.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Not much to see here. Must of the area is off-limits to people and the reservoir is full of carp. There is some bass and catfish in it though. People are able to duck and geese hunt. The water is feed by a large irrigation...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lake Lowell in Sept/November is a must visit for photography, walking trails and sight seeing. The fall colors along the lakes banks are beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Louis R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Nice wildlife refuge that includes lake Lowell Reservoir for boating, hunting and fishing. No wake zone allows for good fishing before the dog days of summer hit. There are also some nice trails to hike as well as bird watching. Nice sandy beaches with picnic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank seanatchley
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Such a great local spot to get away. If fishing is your thing or just going for a walk, Lake Lowell at Deer Flat is a perfect but close get away. Watched 2 herons as they danced the sky to find refuse among the flowers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jean S
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is a nice place for birdwatching. If it is hot, beware that most trails are in the sun--nice on a cool day, but a bit much as the day heats up. A lot of boat traffic on the lake, so if that is not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Macbe
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Deer Flats is a great place to view ducks and geese in the winter and other birds, and during the summer to go fishing. The water can get a little "green" during the late summer when the water levels drop during irrigation season.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Q9308GJscotts
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank thatguysgirl96
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