Lake Lowell at Nampa opens for boating for the season today (Monday, April 15) with all boat ramps.
The Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge at the lake will reopen the Lower Dam Recreation Area and Gotts Point to the first parking lot. Boat ramps are available 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.
Refuge officials said boaters using the lake need to follow refuge regulations. Boaters should 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 have the opportunity to watch for fishing ospreys and bald eagles, surface-nesting western and Clark’s grebes and other wildlife.
The visitor center at the lake is open 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 more information, see Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge