Nearest Town: Wayan
Site Size: 18,910 acres
Directions: From Soda Springs, ID 34 N for ~27 mi; at mp 92, L (N) at refuge sign; travel 3 mi N to refuge.
Description: Gray’s Lake is the largest hard-stem bulrush marsh in North America. It contains the largest nesting population of Sandhill Cranes in the world. The Franklin’s Gull colony may reach nearly 20,000 nests. White-faced Ibis may be seen. Nesting waterfowl include Trumpeter Swan, Canada Goose, Canvasback, Redhead, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Lesser Scaup, Mallard, Green-winged and Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, and American Wigeon. Raptors include Bald Eagle, Red-tailed and Swainson’s Hawks, Northern Harrier, and American Kestrel. Rough-legged Hawk are common in winter. Respect refuge closures.
USFWS (208) 574-2755
Soda Springs Chamber of Commerce (208) 547-4964