Lake Lowell will open for season this Sunday
Lake Lowell will open to boating on Sunday, April 15. On that day, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
will also re-open the Lower Dam Recreation Area, Gotts Point to the first parking lot, and all boat ramps.
Recreationists using facilities at Lake Lowell are reminded to follow all Refuge regulations. Boaters should remember to 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 can take the opportunity to watch for fishing osprey and bald eagles, surface-nesting western and Clark’s grebes, and many other animals using the lake.
Visitors are also invited to the Refuge Visitor Center, which offers views of lake and uplands wildlife from the observation room and opportunities to learn about local wildlife from interpretive displays, hands-on kids’ activities, and a large collection of videos for kids and adults. Visitors can also visit the nearby half-mile, self-guided nature trail and 2-mile interpretive Centennial Trail.