Check out our refuge photo gallery for an up-close view of Sand lake wildlife
Sand Lake NWR offers fishing at five locations on the refuge.
Hunting is allowed on Sand Lake NWR, but there are specific refuge rules and regulations in place.
Sand Lake Hunting Regulations
A portion of the "Wildlife Drive" is currently under construction and is closed to the public.Learn More
About the Complex
The Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of Sand Lake Refuge, located in Brown County, and Sand Lake Wetland Management District comprised of 8 north central SD counties.
Sand Lake NWR is managed as part of the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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On the Refuge
Due to refuge hunting seasons, the refuge will be closed to general public access beginning October 17th. Please contact the refuge office with any questions.Contact Us
Click the link below to read about the migration events happening at Sand Lake NWR.Fall 2014 Migration Reports
Sand Lake NWR provides critical habitat for nesting & feeding waterfowl, like this blue-winged teal, during breeding and migration.
Page Photo Credits Northern Shoveler - Tom Koerner/USFWS, Blue-Winged Teal - Tom Koerner/USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015