The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge office may be reached by traveling two miles north of Ravinia, South Dakota and then one and one-half miles west.
Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge office is closed on all national holidays.
The Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of three units: the Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl 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.
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