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McLean National Wildlife Refuge is located in central McLean County, North Dakota. From Parshall, ND head south on Highway 37 for 8 miles, then east on County Road 2 for 9 miles, south on 63rd Ave NW for 2 miles, and west on 27th St NW for 1.5 miles. The majority of the Refuge can be viewed from the public road that bisects the Refuge from East to West.    

Other Facilities in the Complex

McLean National Wildlife Refuge part of the Audubon Wetland Management District.  The District manages an array of private and fee-title land held by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Rules and Policies

Protecting the Refuge

For the protection of wildlife, habitat and other visitors, please observe the following regulations:

  • The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Plants, animals, artifacts and other natural materials are protected and may not be disturbed.
  • Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuge System lands must comply with all provisions of State and local laws. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific refuge regulations in 50 CFR Part 32).
Prohibited Activities
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Camping
  • Fires
  • Recreational Water Sports
  • Devices capable of shooting or directing a projectile or liquid at another person or wildlife


Mclean National Wildlife Refuge
C/O Audubon National Wildlife Refuge3275 11th Street NWColeharbor,ND58531-9419