Upper Souris NWR provides numerous recreation opportunities to visitors every year. People enjoy viewing the unique geology and diverse wildlife, whether boating, driving or hiking. For more detailed information on what the Upper Souris NWR has to offer, please see our activity guide brochure and map.
Refuge Hours: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday
(except Federal holidays)
To locate Upper Souris NWR, take Highway 52 to 1 mile northwest of Foxholm, then north 7 miles on County Road 11. The Refuge can also be reached by traveling 18 miles north of Minot on Highway 83, then west 12 miles on Country Road 6.
To view a detailed map, please visit our maps page.
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While Lake Darling was originally intended as a water supply reservoir for downstream refuges, it has become a productive fishery and important fall staging areas for snow geese.