The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge public use area is open from sunrise to sunset. This area may be closed at times during waterfowl hunting season if necessary to protect wildlife and habitat.
Educational and interpretive facilities are available near the headquarters office. To help protect wildlife and their habitats, recreational activities on the Refuge are regulated.
No overnight parking or camping is allowed. Camping facilities can be found in many of the State Parks throughout the area.
Wildlife observation and photography are encouraged.
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• This avocet has long, thin, gray legs with black and white plumage on the back and white on the underbelly. The neck and head are cinnamon in the summer and gray in the winter. The long, thin bill is curved upward and the avocet sweeps it back and forth in the water to feed. Chicks walk, swim, and feed themselves.