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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa, ID 83686
208 467 9278
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Nampa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nampa, Idaho
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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339 reviews 339 reviews
263 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
47 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Nampa, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I enjoy the refuge. There is quite a bit of wildlife to be seen and trails to run along. As an avid runner I look for places that are calming and bring me back to nature. An extra gold star for the refuge being close to home and on the lake. If you are there in the morning the trails... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I love that we can see this wild and wonderful place so close to home_ the eagles, waterfowl, lake with all it's miriad changes. It's just great!

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