Refuge Information

Visitor Hours

The refuge office and visitor information desk is staffed Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm year-round, except Federal Holidays.

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About the Complex

Lostwood Wetland Management District Complex

Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lostwood Wetland Management District Complex.

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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.

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