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  • Mule deer and fawn in smartweed

    CCP Planning Update #7, March 2016

    The Refuge's "standalone" CCP is available. Thank you for your participation

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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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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit


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


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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Deer Flat News

  • Bald Eagles Nesting

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    A pair of bald eagles has begun to nest along the north shore of Lake Lowell near the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. To help the eagles successfully raise their family, the area near the nest has been closed to all entry.

    Eagles Nesting News Release
  • Refuge Environmental Education


    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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Last Updated: Mar 06, 2017
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