Auto Tours

White-faced ibis flying low over the marsh.

J. Clark Salyer NWR offers two auto-tour routes.


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.  Refer to the Scenic Trail Brochure for more information.

 

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).  Refer to the Grassland Trail Brochure for more information.