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Camas Wildlife Refuge

Hamer, ID

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Address: 2150 E 2350 N, Hamer, ID 83425, USA Number: 208 662 5423 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Camas National Wildlife Refuge is nature at it's best, and you can explore it too!

Located in southeastern Idaho, and 36 miles north of Idaho Falls, Camas National Wildlife Refuge can be found at an elevation of about 4,800 feet, and is home to huge amounts of bird and insect life plus small mammals such as the long-tailed weasel, badger and red fox.

Around 300 species of birds have been identified at the refuge, both migratory and non-migratory. Kids, check out the Refuge Wildlife list and have fun findings as many species as you can off that list! Makes for some extra fun during your day out. 

There is year round hiking to be had at the wildlife refuge for those families who love getting those walking shoes on and really embracing nature. There is an accessible walking trail is open March 15 to September 20 but the rougher version is always open if you like a challenge.

Camas National Wildlife Refuge is open year round, and for those snow sport fans in the family, you'll be happy to know that skiing and snowboarding are also available in the winter months.

There is a whole world of beautiful nature waiting for you at this stunning Idaho refuge, so grab those cameres and sense of adventure, and let's get exploring!

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There is a fascinating history at the refuge, right back to the late 1800s when a large part of the area was known as Idaho Livestock Lands Inc. It's fun for the kids to read up a bit on the area before heading out!

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Take a picnic! Make sure you take plenty of bottled water too

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It's a great learning experience for the kids, where they can learn about the natural habits and habitats of the local wildlife!

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Idaho

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Open year round

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