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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa, ID 83686-8046
Phone Number: 208 467 9278
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A Magical Place 2016

This is part of my Lake Lowell Lighting series. This was photographed on the North shore of Lake Lowell in Nampa Idaho. A bit more light shinning through the trees and a wide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
Louis R
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Boise, Idaho
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Lake Mary, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We visited Deer Flat during July 2016, and were disappointed by the lack of any wildlife. We saw only a couple of blackbirds, and nothing else. Also there were many bees which kept landing on us, which made our walk rather unpleasant. I suspect this place has better wildlife during other seasons, but would not recommend it during the summer.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is part of my Lake Lowell Lighting series. This was photographed on the North shore of Lake Lowell in Nampa Idaho. A bit more light shinning through the trees and a wide angle shows a better perspective of this "Magical Place"

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I really enjoyed going here on school field trips with my child(ren). It's close and yet is away from it all. Staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and are very interested in what they do. Their passion shows!

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Thank DiscipleOfJesus
Nampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you want to hike and see wildlife, (deer, eagles, osprey, ducks and geese) they have easy walking trails. One is full of sun and one is full of shady spots. Or you can boat or float from five different boat ramps. At the Lower Dam there is a very shady picnic area but you have to bring your own.... More 

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Thank Steve K
Nampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge surrounds an enormous lake which has great fishing. We love to see the GEESE flying in and out all year except deep winter. There is a hiking trail on the Northside which is very long. It is handicapped accessible, okay for horses and bikes, nothing motorized however. This area is a GEOCACHERS haven. There... More 

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Star, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The refuge is good for all ages and there are many hands-on activities for children in the center. A walk around the lake on the trails in the spring and fall is lovely but beware of summer as there is very little shade and the temperature can rise into the 90's. We love the birding photo opts and there usually... More 

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Thank Cheryl M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go alone for a walk in nature or with friends on a boat. They have places to watch birds, a visitors center. Signs with interpretative history, walk the dogs, swim, fish, and more.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Great place to visit and learn about wildlife refuges. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. I would visit again

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Nampa, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I frequently visit on my motorcycle, and sometimes take my little yorkie for walks in this area. It's really beautiful year-round. I love spring, summer and fall near the lake, but even when winter hits, the geese bring their beautiful sounds and flights back and forth during the day. I always love to hear them honking. If you're lucky, you... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Great place to view all kinds of Water Fowl. if you are lucky you may even spot an Eagle. I have not fished here but there are a lot of boats out there.

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