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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

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Tons of things to do just on the edge of town.

If you want to hike and see wildlife, (deer, eagles, osprey, ducks and geese) they have easy... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Steve K
One of the best hiking areas in Treasure Valley

The Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge surrounds an enormous lake which has great fishing. We love... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Walter S
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13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa, ID 83686-8046
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Reviewed 25 April 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...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 20 April 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,...More

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 11 April 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...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 3 April 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.

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 21 January 2016

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

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 30 December 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...More

Thank nogrey
Reviewed 21 November 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.

Thank MrBill W
Reviewed 9 October 2015

A very nice lake & marsh area where migrating birds land, feed and live at various times of the year. There is a bird blind where you can sit and observe, bring some good Binoculars, and a camera for looking and taking some candid pictures....More

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

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...More

Thank Marjorie S
Reviewed 6 July 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...More

Thank JnHL
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