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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa, ID 83686
Phone Number: 208 467 9278
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Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Nampa
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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caldwell idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good fishing some swimming and good picnicing wildlife good but can be spotty refuge headquarters very nice

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Marsing
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love coming here to check out the birds, displays and enjoy the solitude. If you hit it right there isn't anyone else here. You can close your eyes, listen and lose yourself in the nature sounds surrounding you.

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Nampa, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There is a very nice interpretive/visitors' center; lots of information on the history of the reservoir/wetlands/wildlife refuge, flora and fauna. There's a short interpretive trail; off one spur is a viewing blind with posters showing the types of birds you can expect to see. Inside the visitor's center, there is a telescope thru which you can view nesting ospreys; there... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You can walk around and see some trees, birds, and rocks. Fun times in Nampa. You can fish, too, if you pay the state for a license.

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Meridian
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were very impressed with the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. I will bring my 2 granddaughters there for a visit.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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337 reviews 337 reviews
263 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The visitor's center was nicely set up. There was a nice display on birds, as well as a children's area. There is also a television with live viewing on a Raptor's nest on the refuge. You can also view the live footage over the internet. I didn't walk all the trails, but there is a nice, paved one that leads... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I agree with all the other reviewers. I would just like to say there are miles of trails available for the handicapped. Paths are designed for wheel chair use. For example,just east of the visitor center there is a paved walking path to a Bird observation Booth. This would be a boon to a family with a handicapped child. Birds... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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56 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is a very large area around Lake Lowell. It is all very pretty conservation land. My favorite part is the education center and their activities. We attended walks, classes and tours about water fowl, bats, insects, conservation and other topics. The kids were educated and entertained. This is a fun and valuable learning place.... More 

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New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The fact is, there are several areas known as Deer Flat something or other around lake Lowell and beyond, so it is somewhat confusing when someone talks about "Deer Flat NWR" because it might be any of them. I went most recently to the damn at the end of Lake road off of Roosevelt. There is a boat launching facility... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Love the lake, great fishing, boating, duck hunting, pheasant hunting or even deer hunting if lucky enough to draw one of the few tags. It is a great picnic spot with good facilities. Come fairly early as it can get crowded on the best weekends, early to get a picnic table or launch your boat. The US Fish and Wildlife... More 

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