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Shell Lake
National Wildlife Refuge

8315 Highway 8
Kenmare , ND   58746
E-mail: lostwood@fws.gov
Phone Number: 701-848-2722
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Shell Lake National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge is comprised of 785 acres in fee-title and 1,050 acres in easements. The refuge includes Shell Lake, a 450-acre area of open water and wetlands that provides excellent habitat for all species of prairie waterfowl, as well as Western grebe, Wilson's phalarope; ring-billed and California gulls; and common, Forster's and black terns.

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The refuge is closed to the public.

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