Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.

Features

  • History

    Deer Flat Refuge History

    The refuge, established in 1909 is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System and has an interesting history.

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  • Bike-ped draft plan

    Lake Lowell Area Bike/Ped Access Plan

    The final plan is now available.

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Deer Flat News

Proposed Expansion of Fishing

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes expanding fishing opportunities on Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge for the 2020-2021 season. We propose to expand ice fishing opportunities on the Lake Lowell Unit of the refuge. We are seeking public comments on the Draft Revised Fishing Compatibility Determination from April 1 to April 30, 2020.

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Get Involved at the Refuge

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Find out how to volunteer, join the Friends of Deer Flat, and get involved in other ways.

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Refuge Environmental Education

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Find out how you can connect your students or group with nature and the Refuge System through environmental education programs at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge.

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Upcoming Events

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From lectures to children's programs to special events, find out what's happening at the Refuge.

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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

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Visitors to Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge can enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including wildlife-watching and photography, hunting, fishing, and environmental education and interpretation.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

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