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The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 566 National Wildlife Refuges spanning approximately 100 million acres of lands and 750 million acres of oceans in the United States


The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge office at 38672 291st Street is closed due to severe damage from flooding.  A temporary Refuge Headquarters office has been set up in the Ft Randall Credit Union Building in Pickstown, SD 

The HQ office in Pickstown is open to the public 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge office is closed on all national holidays.     

 Lake Andes NWR Complex 


Temporary Headquarters Address:   
218 White Swan Drive
PO Box 18
Pickstown, SD 57367

Phone: 605-487-7603
Fax: 605-487-7604  

Refuge Manager:   
Robin Donohue







 The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of three units: the Lake Andes National Wildlife RefugeKarl E. Mundt National Wildlife Refuge and the Lake Andes Wetland Management District. The complex lies within the Plains and Prairie Pothole Region, an ecological treasure of biological importance for wildlife, particularly waterfowl and other migratory birds. The Complex manages lands located within Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lincoln, Turner, Union and Yankton counties in southeastern South Dakota.