If you want to go on a road trip and find a beautiful spot to enjoy North Idaho’s beautiful wildlife, take a quick road trip to the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge.
The 2,774 acre refuge (which was established in 1964) is just 5 miles east of Bonners Ferry, and 20 miles south of the Canadian border. You can find a variety of wildlife inhabiting this beautiful refuge, including moose, deer, bear, bald eagles and mallards.
Auto Tour Road at the Kootenai Wildlife Refuge
The refuge also offers a great opportunity to take in the beauty of the land from the comfort of your car. During daylight hours, there is a road that you can drive with your car to see the beautiful scenery. In the winter months, the road is closed to traffic, but open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing!
For more information, check out the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website.