Lake Lowell opens for power boating Wednesday with new rules in place

Lake Lowell will open to motorized boating on Wednesday, April 15 and boaters will see new rules at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge.

The refuge will also open the Lower Dam Recreation Area and all boat ramps, including those 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.

New regulations for boaters will include additional no-wake zones. Boaters should remember to slow down for wildlife in the expanded no-wake zone on the east end of the lake, a new no-wake zone through the Narrows, and a 200-yard no-wake zone on the south side of the lake.

There are currently no on-water nesting closures in effect, but closures may be implemented as wildlife begin their nesting seasons. Boaters are encouraged to watch for fishing osprey and bald eagles, surface-nesting western and Clark’s grebes, and many other animals using the lake.

The Visitor Center is open 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.

For additional information and refuge maps, go to here.