Features

  • Cranes

    Sandhill Cranes

    Sandhill Cranes are seen here with redwing blackbird defending it's nest

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  • Marsh Habitat

    Marsh Habitat

    Grays "Lake" is actually a large, shallow marsh, covered primarily with bulrush and cattail.

  • landscape

    Winter landscape

    At 6400 ft elevation, winters can be harsh at Grays Lake

  • Young bull moose

    Bull moose

    This young bull moose is at home in both the uplands and marshes of Grays Lake

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Grays Lake Landscape

Grays Lake

Grays Lake is actually a high elevation bulrush marsh, located north of Soda Springs, Idaho, off Highway 34. The turnoff is about 27 miles north of Soda Springs, and 21 miles from Freedom, Wyoming. The turnoff is signed. From the intersection it is about 3 miles north to the refuge office, visitor center, and overlook. Please see the maps section for additional guidance.

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Swans at Grays Lake

Swans

In recent years, trumpeter swans have reestablished as an important nesting species; Grays Lake is a great area to observe these rare birds.

About the Complex

Southeast Idaho NWR Complex

Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southeast Idaho NWR Complex.

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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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