Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

  • Blue Green Algae

    Health Advisory Posted for Lake Lowell

    There is a Health Advisory for Lake Lowell due to a blue-green algae bloom. AVOID CONTACT WITH THE WATER

    Health Advisory

  • 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

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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