Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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Ice Fishing at Lake Alice NWR

Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge is open for winter ice fishing. Follow the link below for refuge specific regulations.

Lake Alice Fishing Regulations

Visitor Inforamation

Lake Alice Fishing Boundaries

The refuge is closed to open water fishing. For this purpose, bouys are put out each year as conditions allow to mark the west and south boundaries of the refuge. Mobile apps and GPS downloads are available through the North Dakota Game and Fish website and may be used to identify the refuge boundaries by those who recreate on adjacent bodies of water. Click the link below to navigate to downloadable maps.

Waterfowl Hunting

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Portions of Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge and adjacent Waterfowl Production Areas are open to waterfowl hunting. Follow the link below for refuge specific rules and regulations and a link to the Lake Alice Hunting and Fishing Map

Rules and Regulations
Junior Duck Stamp Program

Junior Duck Stamp Program

A dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school.


About the Complex

Devils Lake Wetland Management District Complex

Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Devils Lake Wetland Management District Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS