Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Address:74 Grays Lake Rd
Wayan, ID 83285

Phone:208-574-2755
Web: pacific.fws.gov/refuges/field/ID_grayslk.htm
Established: 1965.
Location:27 miles north of Soda Springs, in southeast Idaho.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites.
Activities:Hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Refuge is the largest hardstem bulrush marsh in North America, and protects the largest nesting population of greater sandhill cranes in the world.
Habitats: Grays Lake is 18,330 acres of what is actually a large, shallow marsh. It has little open water and is covered with dense vegetation, primarily bulrush and cattail. Wet meadows and grasslands surround the marsh.
Access: Foot traffic (including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing) is allowed on the northern half of the refuge from October through March.
Wild life: Greater sandhill cranes, Canada geese, ducks, Franklin's gulls, white-faced ibis, tumpeter swans, moose, elk, mule deer and badger.

See other parks in Idaho.
References in periodicals archive ?
Failure to mate and mortality during migration have hampered a previous service attempt to establish a second, migratory wild flock of whoopers at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Idaho.