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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa, ID 83686
Phone Number: 208 467 9278
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Great bird blind

Walked out in early evening to the bird blind. The blind can be very hot but all sides have wood windows you can open to let a draft in and view the marsh/birds. Very pretty and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Walked out in early evening to the bird blind. The blind can be very hot but all sides have wood windows you can open to let a draft in and view the marsh/birds. Very pretty and fairly quiet. The lake is very large and it allows boats, fishing and swimming.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The staff is nice enough out at the DF Nat'l Refuge...but they don't pay attention to detail for the customers who come in to purchase National Park passes! We called to see if we could get the Pass before leaving on a road trip and they assured us they could sell us one at this location. But when we got... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My first visit I went alone with my bike - really beautiful and peaceful, loved the lake views and birds, but the trail I was on was not paved and once on it you had to go quite a ways to find a path off of it due to fenced fields. That is not a complaint - I really didn't... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Deer Flat NWR offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, depending on the time of year and interests of the visitor. Personally, I enjoy the variety of hikes and the wildlife that one can see in the area. The best critters are often best viewed with a scope, as the birds can be pretty skittish. The variety of birds observable... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Enough to see in the visitors center and enough trails to walk on to keep a group of adults and children occupied for 1 - 2 hours.

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Nampa, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As a family we regularly go to the refuge. There are walking trails, a nice visitors center and we have taken several classes. Our favorite class was about bats. They also host events for scouts, youth groups and school classes that are age appropriate and entertaining. This is a nice summer outing for the whole family

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lake Lowell is a great place for a day at the lake for swimming, boating or hiking around. It is connected a nature center. Nice display of birds at Lowell lake..

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caldwell idaho
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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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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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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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