Lake Lowell opens for boating April 15

Boating rules will remain the same as last year.

Boise - The Idaho StatesmanApril 11, 2014 

Lake Lowell bass fishing during summer.

ROGER PHILLIPS

— Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge will also re-open the Lower Dam Recreation Area, Gotts Point to the first parking lot, and all boat ramps at the east and west ends of the Upper Dam, the Lower Dam Recreation Area, and Parking Lots 1 and 7 on the south side of the lake.

Boating regulations during the 2014 boating season will remain the same as the 2013 season. Boaters should remember to slow down for wildlife. The — no wake zone — on the east end of the lake provides an area for water birds and bald eagles to nest and feed with minimal disturbance.

Boaters can take the opportunity to watch for fishing osprey and bald eagles, surface-nesting western and Clark's grebes, and many other animals using the lake.

Visitors are also invited to the refuge Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The entrance road is at the corner of Roosevelt and Indiana Avenues. The center offers views of lake and uplands wildlife from the observation room and opportunities to learn about local wildlife from interpretive displays, hands-on kids’ activities, and a large collection of videos for kids and adults.

Visitors can also walk the half-mile, self-guided nature trail and 2-mile interpretive Centennial Trail. For additional information and refuge maps, go here: www.fws.gov/deerflat.

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