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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

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Fall colors at Lake Lowell

Lake Lowell in Sept/November is a must visit for photography, walking trails and sight seeing. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louis R
Meridian, Idaho
Wildlife viewing, Hunting, Boating and fishing

Nice wildlife refuge that includes lake Lowell Reservoir for boating, hunting and fishing. No wake... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Nampa, Idaho
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13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa, ID 83686-8046
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank Louis R
Reviewed August 27, 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

Thank seanatchley
Reviewed August 27, 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

Thank Jean S
Reviewed June 10, 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

Thank Macbe
Reviewed March 5, 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.

1  Thank Q9308GJscotts
Reviewed January 22, 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.

1  Thank thatguysgirl96
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This place is relaxing and full of wonderful wildlife to see! We love strolling through and seeing the numerous birds. We have also seen on occasion deer, raccoons and yes a skunk.

Thank Greg H
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Over all great man man lake good photo opportunity . Fishing OK. wildlife great.Lots of history about the Nampa area back in the early 19 century.

Thank JoeS4309
Reviewed September 28, 2017

What a great way to enjoy nature and a beautiful day. So many things to do and see at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Multiple trails to choose from and you may even see a deer or two!

Thank coachklewis
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Good for bird watching and fishing/boating. Not good for swimming. The visitor center is a fun educational place. Not much shade so very hot

Thank Sara F
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