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Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area, Idaho
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Description: 2200-foot elevation. 1600 acres of wetlands were originally used to replace goose nesting islands on the Snake River flooded by Brownlee Dam. This area is totally within the Boise and Snake River floodplain; a myriad of small islands are used by nesting birds, and mild winters encourage year-round habitation. Canada geese, mallards, gadwalls, and cinnamon teal nest on the islands, and wood ducks, screech owls, and northern flickers take advantage of the other nesting boxes. Crops are grown to provide a food supply, and turkeys, pheasant, and quail inhabit uncut alfalfa fields. Raptors nest in the tall trees by the river. Mule deer inhabit the cover, and small game is prolific. Fishing for channel catfish and smallmouth bass. A monument and sign mark the approximate location of a historic fur-trading post originally built in 1814 and abandoned in 1855.

WMA hours are:
April 1 - September 30: 5 am to 10 pm
October 1 - March 31: 6 am - 8 pm
Camping in established sites only. 5 day camping limit. A bird checklist is available at the WMA headquarters. Boat ramps are all along the Snake River. Hunting in season, furbearing trapping season(call for information).

Location: Exit 26 off I-84 and go through Parma on old ID 20/26. Three miles past Parma, turn left onto Old Fort Boise Road and drive 2 miles to the entrance.

Address: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Southwest Regional Office
3101 S Powerline Rd
Nampa, ID  83686
Phone: (208) 465-8465

Season: year round

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Blue Box indicates availability  White Box indicates unavailability
 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports

Services and Facilities
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 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Managed in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Pets must be leashed, except bird dogs during hunting season.
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