Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    New Hunting & Fishing Regulations

    Please see link to new Arrowwood Refuge specific hunting and fishing regulations release June 2017.

    Refuge specific regulations

  • Alert - Closures

    6/17/20: Auto tour Re-opened, flood repairs complete. Visitor Center remains closed.

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    From fishers to otters...

    You can view a variety of wildlife at your nearest National Wildlife Refuge.


Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Information

Cooperative Agricultural Opportunities


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regularly utilize agricultural practices to manage and enhance habitat for wildlife. If you are interested in grazing livestock, harvesting hay, or cooperatively farming lands on Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge, please contact Refuge Manager Paul Halko at (701) 285-3341 Ext. 102 or

For application click here
Conservation Easements

Opportunities for Private Landowners

Conservation easements allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to partner with willing landowners to permanently protect wetlands and grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region.

Learn more

About the Complex

Arrowwood Complex

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Arrowwood Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

Learn more about the NWRS