Lake Lowell

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Lake Lowell

Idaho

(208) 467-9278

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Overview

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 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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For additional information, please see the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge or the Bureau of Reclamation's information on Lake Lowell.

Map of Lake Lowell

Latitude, Longitude: 43.566711, -116.703644

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Activities

  • Boating

    Site offers boat ramps and docks, and parking at the upper and lower dam sites and at the visitor center.

  • Fishing

    Available fish species include rainbow trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, and bullhead and channel catfish. Season open year-round.

  • Hiking

    Take in all of the sites on a nice hike, while veiwing over 200 recorded avian species.

  • Hunting

    During state seasons, upland birds, ducks, coots, and mourning doves may be hunted on the East Side and South Side Recreation Areas.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged.

  • RVing

    Rving sites located nearby.

Directions

Driving

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 Numbers

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(208) 467-9278

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