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


Features

  • Hunting Reg

    Hunting Regulations

    Hunting is allowed on Sand Lake NWR, but there are specific refuge rules and regulations in place.

    Sand Lake Hunting Regulations

  • CCP1

    Fishing Regulations

    Sand Lake NWR offers fishing at five locations on the refuge.

    Fishing Regulations

  • Refuge Gallary

    Refuge Gallery

    Check out our refuge photo gallery for an up-close view of Sand lake wildlife

    Photo Gallery

On the Refuge

Cooperative Agricultural Agreements

Click the link below for more information about 2021 grazing units open for bid in the Sand Lake District.

2021 Grazing Agreements Open for Bid

Public Comments Requested

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is soliciting public comments on whether to issue a Right-of-Way Permit to East River Electric Power Coop, Inc. to cross 0.1 mile of grassland easement. Click the link below for more information.

Click Here for More Information

Refuge Roads

The Auto Tour Route and all Refuge roads are closed for the season, as of November 13th, 2020. Contact the Refuge office for more information.

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Refuge News

Visitor's Center Closed

"As a public heath precaution, the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center and all public restrooms are temporarily closed for the safety of staff and visitors. The observation tower and picnic areas remain open for public use. Please contact the staff at sandlake@fws.gov for more information."

About the Complex

Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Sand Lake NWR National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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