Tours

J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge Scenic Auto Tour
Scenic Auto Tour Route Entrance Sign at J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge

 

 

The 22-mile Scenic Trail traverses marsh, riverine, and forest habitat at the southern portion of the Refuge. The trail is guided by 18 numbered signs and a brochure that describes each area that is marked. It begins at the refuge headquarters and ends north of Bantry on Highway 14.  

A view from the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge Scenic Auto Tour near the Sandhills Picnic Area

J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge Grassland Trail Auto Tour

The 5-mile Grassland Trail passes through prairie habitat adjacent to a large marsh. This trail is guided by 7 numbered signs and a brochure that describes each area that is marked.  To get to the beginning of the trail from the Refuge headquarters, travel north on Highway 14 to 90th St NW (about 8 miles). Turn left and continue traveling west until you cross the Souris River (about 5.5 miles). You will see a sign on the north side of the road that marks the start of the Grassland Trail. When you have completed the trail, turn right and follow the gravel road until you get back to Highway 14 (about 8 miles).  

Sandhill Cranes observed at J. Clark Salyer NWR Grassland Trail