Lake Lowell

Description:

Lake Lowell is managed by both the Bureau of Reclamation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Part of the Boise Project this 14.5 square mile (9,800-acre) reservoir with 28 miles of shoreline lies within the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing are the major recreation activities at Lake Lowell, located 5 miles southwest of Nampa. Lake Lowell, originally called Deer Flat Reservoir, was the first storage reservoir completed for the Boise Project, one of the earliest Reclamation projects. Historic features include the embankment dams which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The embankments include the headworks for four canals. Repairs made to the dams in 1938-39 by the Civilian Conservation Corps include rustic lava-rock parapet walls with decorative designs embedded in them. Lake Lowell is a great birding spot with over 200 recorded avian species. Spectacular bird concentrations occur on the lake during peak migration periods. During state seasons, upland birds, ducks, coots, and mourning doves may be hunted on the East Side and South Side Recreation Areas. Available fish species include rainbow trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, and bullhead and channel catfish. Season open year-round. Reservoir acre feet and total reservoir capacity and cubic feet/second release rates for rivers below Boise & Payette River Basins reservoirs and select river locations are updated daily and graphically provided. Power craft permitted April 15 through October 1. Site offers boat ramps and docks, and parking at the upper and lower dam sites and at the visitor center. The refuge Visitor Center is open all year on Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. For additional information, please see the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge or The Bureau of Reclamation's information on Lake Lowell.

Directions:

Directions: Take Exit 35 off of Interstate 84. Go north 1/2 mile to Karcher Road. Turn left and go west 3 miles to Lake Avenue. Turn left and go south 3 miles to the Upper Dam. Cross the dam to the refuge Visitor Center.

Phone:

208-467-9278

Email:

PNinfo@usbr.gov

Address:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 13751 Upper Embankment Rd. Nampa, ID 83686

Activities:

Boating Interpretive Programs Fishing Hunting Picnicking Visitor Center Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BOR - Bureau of Reclamation

$119
With the advent of an elliptical shape, the X-Sync 2 Eagle 12-Speed Direct Mount Oval Boost Chainring is the avatar of...
Price subject to change | Available through Backcountry.com
Currently Viewing Lake Lowell
Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.
Currently Viewing Lake Lowell