Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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    Fishing Dock Rehabilitation Project

    Canyon County Parks is seeking input on a proposal to rehabilitate the fishing dock at the west end of the Upper Dam.

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  • 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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    Lake Lowell Area Bike/Ped Access Plan

    The final plan is now available.

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Deer Flat News

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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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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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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