Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.


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North American Bison

Bison, also known as buffalo, once numbered in the tens of millions and roamed freely across the Great Plains

What's Happening at The Hill!

Visitor Center Hours

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Hours vary by season please call the visitor center for a recording of currently scheduled hours.

Auto Tour Route and Hiking Trail Access

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White Horse Hill National Game Preserve is open 8 am to sunset year round. The auto tour route is open May through September. Access to the visitor center parking lot, outdoor restroom, and hiking trails is available year round.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Join us the second and fourth Saturday in January, February and March 2020 for snowshoeing from Noon-4pm (weather permitting). Free snowshoe checkout will available at the visitor center.

About the Complex

Devils Lake Wetland Management District

White Horse Hill National Game Preserve is managed as part of the Devils Lake Wetland Management District.

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