Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

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    BARK Ranger

    Learn how to visit the refuge responsibly with your furry friend, in order to protect your pet, wildlife, habitat, and other visitors.

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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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  • Bike-ped draft plan

    Lake Lowell Area Bike/Ped Access Plan

    The final plan is now available.

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Deer Flat News

Be a conservation leader for your community!

Desert Detectives Day Camp

Apply now for an 11-month AmeriCorps position to serve as a Community Conservation Ambassador.

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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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