Plan Your Visit

3 pair of Mallards swimming

Welcome to Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge



Directions, Address and Contact Information 

The refuge headquarters is located about 3 miles southeast of Moffit, North Dakota. From I-94 at Sterling, North Dakota, take exit 182 and turn south on U.S. Highway 83. Proceed 12 miles south to Moffit, North Dakota. One mile south of Moffit turn east on 128th Avenue SE and follow the signs to Refuge headquarters located on the north side of the lake. 


Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge  

12000 353rd Street SE
Moffit, ND 58560

Phone: 701-387-4397
Fax: 701-387-4767 

Project Leader:               
Jared Newton
701-387-4397, x14    


Points of Interest

The Butte overlook and Paul Van Ningen Memorial are located one mile north and 1 mile east of Moffit or one mile north and 2 miles west of the refuge headquarters along 102nd Ave.SE. This overlook sits above Lake Unit 1 providing a splendid panoramic view over the west end of the refuge.

A historic residence, office and maintenance buildings constructed in the 1930’s using native field stone are located one mile south of the refuge headquarters along the south side of Unit 2.     

A one mile two track walking trail is located east of the historic stone residence between Lake Unit 2 and the Unit 2 Marsh providing seasonal opportunities to observe many species of shorebirds and waterfowl depending on water levels within the marsh.    


Know Before You Go

When planning a trip to the refuge, it is important to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking and birding excursions and to dress for the weather. Wood ticks are often present in grassland areas from spring to mid-summer. 

Consider bringing water, food, binoculars, field guides, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and anything else that might make your outdoor experience more enjoyable. It is also a good idea to inform friends or family if you will be exploring alone. Maps, brochures and general information are available at the refuge headquarters.