Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge


Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge preserves 2,774 acres of key waterfowl habitat, just west of Bonners Ferry in Idaho. Over 300 different species of wildlife can be found on the refuge, indicating the richness and diversity the area holds. The Kootenai refuge not only serves as valuable habitat for resident and migratory wildlife, but provides a nice stopping point for visitors to get out and enjoy some of the vast natural beauty Boundary County has to offer. Visitors may drive or ride bikes on county roads and the refuge auto tour road. Several foot trails provide views of wildlife habitats. Various activities are accessible to people with disabilities. The Kootenai refugeis open during daylight hours and offers excellent wildlife watching, hiking, and limited fishing. Hunting is permitted on specific days of the week during the fall, generally from mid-October through December. Please call Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge to find out the winter schedule. Take I-95 north to Bonners Ferry, then head west to the refuge.


West Side Rd
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805


48.70351800, -116.37415300
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(208) 267-3888

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