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Deer Flat
National Wildlife Refuge


Western grebes and American white pelican in smartweed at Lake Lowell.
13751 Upper Embankment Rd
Nampa, ID   83686 - 8046
E-mail: deerflat@fws.gov
Phone Number: 208-467-9278
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/deer_flat/
Western grebes and American white pelican in smartweed at Lake Lowell.
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  Fishing
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Dock Fishing There is one designated, disabled-accessible fishing dock at the west end of the Upper Dam. All visitors are welcome to use it, but are asked to give priority to disabled users

Shoreline Fishing Lake Lowell is open to shoreline fishing all year. Some areas of the refuge are permanently or seasonally closed to protect wildlife; please watch for signs and check the map.

During times when hiking is restricted to designated trails to protect nesting birds, access to bank fishing is allowed only from maintained roads and trails and within 100 yards of shoreline on either side of trails accessing the lakeshore.

When the lake is open to boating (April 15 to September 30), wading access to fishing is allowed from all open shoreline. When the lake is closed to boating (October 1 to April 14), wading access to fishing is allowed only in Fishing Areas A and B, within 200 yards of the Upper and Lower Dams.

Ice Fishing Ice fishing is allowed in Fishing Areas A and B, within 200 yards of the Upper and Lower Dams, unless otherwise posted by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Boat Fishing The lake is open to motorized boating between April 15 and September 30. Boat-launching facilities are available at the Lower Dam Recreation Area, Access No. 1, Access No. 7, and the east and west ends of the Upper Dam. Launching facilities are subject to closure due to low water levels.

When the lake is closed to motorized boating, October 1 through April 14, human-powered boats may be used, but only in Fishing Areas A and B, 200 yards in front of the Upper and Lower Dams.

Check the website for more information on boating regulations.


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