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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa, ID 83686
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+1 208-467-9278
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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My wife and I are so great full for this place. We (and many others) go regularly to walk, watch the seasons change, track the annual nesting of the large birds, and enjoying the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David P
Nampa, Idaho
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Nampa, Idaho
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are so great full for this place. We (and many others) go regularly to walk, watch the seasons change, track the annual nesting of the large birds, and enjoying the museum. Dog walkers love the place -- and are great about picking up after their pets.

Thank David P
Goleta, California
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309 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Took the Observation Trail today and had a lovely walk. Few people about, not much wildlife (they were probably trying to stay warm!) but a nice stretch of the legs on an easy trail.

1 Thank Cathy M
Vacaville, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A great place to bring your camera, or fish or just take a nice walk around the area and see the water and wildlife especially waterfowl. We enjoyed seeing the great scenic views around the area, there is a boat launch and lots of trails to explore the area.

Thank Barbij0ne
Lake Mary, Florida
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77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visited Deer Flat during July 2016, and were disappointed by the lack of any wildlife. We saw only a couple of blackbirds, and nothing else. Also there were many bees which kept landing on us, which made our walk rather unpleasant. I suspect this place has better wildlife during other seasons, but would not recommend it during the summer.

Thank Steve618
Meridian, Idaho
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30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is part of my Lake Lowell Lighting series. This was photographed on the North shore of Lake Lowell in Nampa Idaho. A bit more light shinning through the trees and a wide angle shows a better perspective of this "Magical Place"

Thank Louis R
Boise, Idaho
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I really enjoyed going here on school field trips with my child(ren). It's close and yet is away from it all. Staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and are very interested in what they do. Their passion shows!

Thank DiscipleOfJesus
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you want to hike and see wildlife, (deer, eagles, osprey, ducks and geese) they have easy walking trails. One is full of sun and one is full of shady spots. Or you can boat or float from five different boat ramps. At the Lower Dam there is a very shady picnic area but you have to bring your own.... More 

Thank Steve K
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge surrounds an enormous lake which has great fishing. We love to see the GEESE flying in and out all year except deep winter. There is a hiking trail on the Northside which is very long. It is handicapped accessible, okay for horses and bikes, nothing motorized however. This area is a GEOCACHERS haven. There... More 

Thank Walter S
Star, Idaho
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85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The refuge is good for all ages and there are many hands-on activities for children in the center. A walk around the lake on the trails in the spring and fall is lovely but beware of summer as there is very little shade and the temperature can rise into the 90's. We love the birding photo opts and there usually... More 

Thank Cheryl M
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Great place to go alone for a walk in nature or with friends on a boat. They have places to watch birds, a visitors center. Signs with interpretative history, walk the dogs, swim, fish, and more.

Thank Rich G

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