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National Wildlife Refuge System lands offer us a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Spring and summer at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge are great for wildlife viewing, photography, fishing, and non-motorized boating. In fall and winter, many visitors enjoy hunting, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. 


Recreational opportunities are available year-round at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge, depending on your interest. The most prominent public uses at the refuge are hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, and photography.

Other Facilities in the Complex

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Eastern North Dakota Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wetland management districts or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location. Refuges are grouped into a complex structure structure
Something temporarily or permanently constructed, built, or placed; and constructed of natural or manufactured parts including, but not limited to, a building, shed, cabin, porch, bridge, walkway, stair steps, sign, landing, platform, dock, rack, fence, telecommunication device, antennae, fish cleaning table, satellite dish/mount, or well head.

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because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs. Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges or wetland management districts. Support staff may include administrative personnel, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, and fire staff that are centrally located and support all stations within the complex. 

Rules and Policies

To ensure your safety and protect wildlife and habitat, please adhere to the following regulations. 


Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge
7780 10th Street SEPingree,ND58476-9511
Visitor Center/Office Hours
Mon-Fri, Except Federal Holidays
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Refuge Hours
Open Daily
1 1/2 Hours Before Sunrise - 1 1/2 Hours After Sunset