The refuge has many activities for visitors to enjoy. To learn more about what is available, pick up a refuge brochure (these are available in the parking lot at the headquarters site or by request).
If you have 15-minutes.
For shorter visits, a drive around the auto-tour route, approximately 3.5 miles, offers a quick view our some of the wetland habitat and the wildlife associated with these areas.
If you have one hour.
If you only have one hour, a drive around the long loop of the auto-tour route, approximately 7 miles long, will offer more opportunities to see additional ponds and a larger variety of wildlife. It offers a representative view of the refuge, wildlife, and habitats. Interpretive signs along the route provide information on various types of wildlife and habitat that can be seen along the way.
General Services: Be Prepared
Be advised that no general services are available in Hamer. The nearest gas stations are Roberts, 20 miles south of Refuge on I15 and Dubios 17 miles north. Dubois has food and lodging available and Roberts offers a couple of restaurants. The cities closest that have the most accommodations are Idaho Falls and Rexburg. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest, 40 miles to the north offers campground facilities. The Bureau of Land Management also has existing camping facilities in the area.