Camas Wildlife Refuge
- 2150 E 2350 N
Hamer, Idaho 83425
- Natural Attraction
The Camas Wildlife Refuge is one of 500 national wildlife refuges in the country. Each year during spring and fall, the refuge is filled with migrating songbirds and waterfowls, with numbers peaking at 50,000.
About half of the refuge's 10,578 acres are lakes, ponds, and marshlands. The remainder consists of lush grass, sagebrush uplands and meadows.
Fowls are not the only wildlife that frequent this refuge. Small mammals such as beavers, coyotes, and cottontails are often found roaming the fields. Five species of big game also inhabit the area: white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, moose and elk. Among the endangered and rare species, typical visitors are the bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and trumpeter swan.
The natural sights are sure to please no matter what the age.
The refuge is easily accessible from I-15. Take the Hamer exit and proceed east to the frontage road. Go north on the frontage road to the overpass. Directions are posted from the highway.