The regional 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 weather conditions.
The 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 AM to 4 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM except on Federal holidays.
Warning: GPS and online directions to the Visitor Center address are not always correct. Use the directions above or find directions to the intersection of Roosevelt and Indiana.
The 104 Refuge Islands in the Snake River are distributed from the Canyon-Ada County line in Idaho to Farewell Bend in Oregon. Boat ramps to access these islands are available at the upstream to downstream locations listed below.
Lodging is available in Nampa and Caldwell, Idaho. Listings are available through the Nampa Chamber of Commerce at (208) 466-4641 and Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. Telephones, gas and supplies are available year-round in Nampa and Caldwell.
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Western grebes spend almost all their time in water, even building floating nests. Lake Lowell hosts one of the three largest nesting colonies of western grebes in Idaho.