• 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

Fall Migration Reports

Wildlife and Habitat3

Click the link below to read about current fall migration events at Sand Lake.

Fall 2019 Migration Reports

Tour Route Closed - Oct. 18th, 2019

The Auto Tour Route and Refuge roads will close for the winter season on Friday, October 18th. Please contact the Refuge office for more information.

Contact Us

Refuge News

Sand Lake Auto Tour Route

Effective Friday, June 7th, portions of the Sand Lake Auto Tour Route are now open! See below map for the location of open roads. Barricades are in place to mark where road closures are still in effect. Please feel free to contact the Refuge office with any questions.

Tour Route Roads

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


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