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.

Visitor Information


The Refuge is located in McLean County in central North Dakota, approximately 10 miles east and 6 miles north of Coleharbor, or 19 miles east of Garrison.

Deer Hunting

Lake Nettie National Wildlife Refuge is open to deer hunting. Hunting of all other wildlife species is prohibited. Special Regulations Apply.

Lake Nettie NWR Deer Hunting Brochure

Wildlife Web Cam

Watch wildlife up-close! Get an amazing view of wildlife by choosing one of the featured web cam sites!

Featured Web Cam Sites!!
Contact Us

Contact Information

Lake Nettie National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 3275 11th St. NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531. Phone: 701/442-5474, Fax: 701/442-5546, Email:, Website: or

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About the Complex

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Lake Nettie National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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.

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