Planning a Visit to
What to Do
to Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge can enjoy a variety of recreational
activities, including wildlife-watching
and photography, hunting,
fishing, and environmental
education. Contact us
(208-467-9278) for more information.
During your visit, remember
that wildlife comes first at a national wildlife refuge,
so please obey all regulations. Pets
must be on a leash at all times. Target shooting, airguns, paintball
weapons, open fires, fireworks, camping, overnight parking, using
metal detectors, gathering wood, and collecting plants, animals,
rocks, or other specimens are not allowed on the refuge.
best place to start your visit to Deer Flat is at the refuge Visitor
Center, where you can pick up a refuge brochure, view wildlife
from the observation room, enjoy hands-on activities in KidSpace,
borrow a digital camera and do a photography
scavenger hunt, or learn from interpretive displays. The Visitor
Center is open weekdays from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Saturdays
from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M, except on Federal holidays.
Elsewhere on the refuge,
When to Visit
The refuge is open daily during daylight hours. The Visitor Center
is open weekdays from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Saturdays from
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M, except on Federal holidays. Some areas of
the refuge are closed year-round or during particular seasons. Be
sure to check the refuge map and observe
climate is arid to semi-arid. Annual precipitation is on average
eleven inches, with most precipitation falling as winter snow and
spring rain. Summer months are dry, sunny, and warm. Winter months
are cool, but mild in comparison to the surrounding mountains.
Find out the current
Lake Water Levels
Lake Lowell is an irrigation
reservoir, so the water level varies with irrigation needs and climatic
conditions. See link
for current water level.
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
the Refuge Visitor Center
- Take Exit 33A (west-bound)
or Exit 33 (east-bound) off of I-84.
- After exiting the
freeway, head west on Highway 55/Karcher Road.
- Follow Karcher Road
about 3.5 miles to Lake Avenue.
- Turn left onto Lake
Avenue and drive about 2.5 miles to the stop sign at Roosevelt
- Turn right onto Roosevelt
- At Indiana Avenue
at the top of the hill, turn left into the refuge and follow the
road to the Visitor Center