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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


  • Lake Andes NWR Complex

    The Lake Andes NWR Complex consists of the Lake Andes NWR, Karl E. Mundt NWR and the Lake Andes Wetland Management District.

    Lake Andes NWR Complex


    The refuge is open, however; access is limited. Please obey all Road Closure signs for your safety. Call 605-481-2910 for emergencies.

    Lake Andes NWR Headquarters

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    Snowy Owl

    Lake Andes was popular with bird watchers from across the country as numerous Snowy Owls visited the area in December 2011.

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Around the Refuge

Refuges Along the Lewis & Clark Trail


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails and National Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems

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Photo Gallery


Look what we've seen on Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex!

Photo Gallery
What's Happening

Request for Public Comment

Members of the public are invited to participate in a 45-day public comment period to inform the planning of a new refuge headquarters

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS