Plan Your Visit

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Together people and nature can live in harmony.

Know Before You Go

When planning a trip to the district, 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 district headquarters.

Directions, Address & Contact Information

Long Lake Wetland Management District

12000 353rd Street SE
Moffit, ND 58560

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

Project Leader:               
Jared Newton
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The district shares headquarters with the Long Lake National Wildlife refuge and 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.

Points of Interest

The Butte overlook and Paul Van Ningen Memorial are located on the refuge 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.