Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeast Idaho, 27 miles north of Soda Springs. It lies in a high mountain valley at an elevation of 6400 feet.
Grays “Lake” is actually a large, shallow marsh. It has little open water and is covered with dense vegetation, primarily bulrush and cattail. Wet meadows and grasslands surround the marsh.
Winters at Grays Lake are severe and long. Snow cover lasts from November through April, and frost may occur any month of the year. Warm days and cool nights characterize summers, with high temperatures only rarely exceeding 90 degrees. Annual precipitation averages about 15 inches
We have begun the Comprehensive Conservation Planning process for Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The CCP will guide refuge management for the next 15 years. Here is a link to planning documents and information: