Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Welcome to
Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex

photo of geese & cranes behind Refuge sign with Refuge buildings in backgroundOur headquarters are located in South Central North Dakota near the community of Moffit. Long Lake is an alkaline lake that is up to 2 miles wide and 16 miles long. The Refuge contains 22,300 acres, 16,000 of which are lake bottom, with mixed-grass prairie, smaller wetlands, and cultivated uplands on the remaining 6,300 acres.

The Refuge was listed as a top 10 birding site by Wildbird Magazine. It was also recently designated as both a Globally Important Bird Area and a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network(WHSRN) site*. Long Lake was selected as a WHSRN Site because of its importance as both a breeding and migratory stopover site for more than 20,000, shorebirds, annually.

"Wild beasts and birds are by right not the property merely of the people who are alive today, but the property of unknown generations whose belongings we have no right to squander"
Theodore Roosevelt

The Refuge hours are Monday - Friday - 7:30am - 4pm

Last updated: March 1, 2012