Facility Activities

Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge is an excellent place to view migratory and breeding waterbirds. More than 35,000 shorebirds visit the Refuge from April to August. More than 12 species of ducks nest here and 22 species of shorebirds have been sighted on the Refuge, making Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge a birding destination.

Because it is one of very few wetland areas available to wildlife in the Red River Valley, the Refuge is not open to visitors. You can view and photograph wildlife from our designated parking lot and observation deck. Adjacent county and township roads also offer great opportunities viewing the wildlife of the Refuge.