Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge

Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge

Address:961 E Minidoka Dam
Rupert, ID 83350

Phone:208-436-3589
Web: pacific.fws.gov/refuges/field/ID_minidoka.htm
Established: 1909.
Location:5 miles northeast of Rupert, Idaho.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, hiking trails, boat ramp, campground.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, ice fishing, hiking, hunting, camping.
Special Features:An important stopover in the Pacific Flyway, the refuge hosts concentrations of up to 100,000 ducks and geese during spring and fall migrations. Close to 500 tundra swans can be seen in the spring and bald eagles are regularly observed in fall and spring.
Habitats: 20,721 acres (including 11,000 surface acres of Lake Walcott), with small bays and inlets and surrounding uplands of sagebrush and grassland.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Tundra swans, Canada geese, several duck species (including mallards, pintails, redheads, gadwall, wigeon), Idaho dunes tiger beetle, Utah valvata, river otters, mink and mule deer.

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References in periodicals archive ?
New refuge opportunities include the opening of sport fishing at Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania for the first time, the opening of Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge in Idaho to elk hunting for the first time on lands already open to other hunting, and the opening of Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming to migratory bird game hunting for the first time.