The Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge headquarters is located 1 mile west of Kenmare, North Dakota, off Ward County Road 1. A large entrance sign is situated at the junction of County Roads 1 and 1A. Kenmare is located 50 miles northwest of Minot on U.S. Highway 52.
Visitor Information: There is a small visitor center with wildlife displays featuring bird mounts, antler sheds, furs, and interactive displays. There is also an observation deck equipped with binoculars for your viewing pleasure. The observation deck is a great place to take pictures.
The office and visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm year-round, except Federal holidays.
Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
42000 520th St. NW
Kenmare, ND 58746
Phone: (701) 385-4046
Fax: (701) 385-3214
For questions about recreation, check out our Visitor Activities Page
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Known for its two color morphs, white or blue, this species can be seen migrating in great numbers through the refuge in the spring and fall.