• Pintails and Mallards over Tetons

    Sunrise over Tetons, Camas NWR

    The Teton Mountain Range provides a spectacular backdrop to the East of Camas NWR

  • weasel


    Weasels are elusive creatures, but can be found at Camas

  • Geese in Flight, Lemhis

    Geese at Camas NWR

    Geese in flight against a colorful sunset

  • Bull Moose in Autumn

    Bull moose

    Moose enjoy the marshes at Camas

  • Snow Geese flying

    Snow geese in flight

    Thousands of snow geese migrate every spring and fall, stopping at Camas to rest and eat.


Sandhill Crane

Sandhill and colt

Sandhill cranes can be found in large numbers at Camas in the spring and fall. Cranes can also be found at Grays Lake NWR.

Grays Lake Sandhill crane information

Friends of Camas NWR

The mission of the Friends of Camas National Wildlife Refuge is to support the goals of Camas National Wildlife Refuge to preserve, protect and restore biological diversity and historical resources of the Refuge landscape, while providing opportunities for wildlife-dependent recreation, education, interpretation and scientific research.

Friends of Camas NWR

Rita Poe Donation

Rita Poe donates $800,000 to National Wildlife Refuges and Parks across the West

Rita Poe Donation

Greater sage-grouse hunting closure

Greater sage-grouse hunting closure

sage grouse by Terry R  Thomas

Please be aware that the Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) has implemented a closure for greater sage-grouse hunting over a wide area of Jefferson County which includes Camas National Wildlife Refuge. Parts of the refuge are typically open to hunting for this species. The wildfires of 2018 caused severe damage to vast areas of sagebrush steppe and the closure will help to protect sage grouse populations while the habitat recovers. To learn more visit Idaho Department of Fish and Game Website

closure information

About the Complex

Southeast Idaho NWR Complex

Camas National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southeast Idaho NWR Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS