• 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

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    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

Tour Route Closed - Oct. 19th

As of Friday, October 19th, the Sand Lake Auto Tour Route and all Refuge roads will be CLOSED for the season. Please contact the Refuge office for more information.

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Final Environmental Assessment

The final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a wetland easement exchange in Edmunds County, South Dakota can be found by clicking the link below.

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Refuge News

Sand Lake NWR pheasant hunting season dates incorrect in SD Hunting and Trapping Handbook 2018

There was a misprint in this years Hunting Handbook regarding the Sand Lake NWR pheasant hunting season dates. Please see the link below to the Sand Lake NWR 2018 Upland Game Hunting Regulations for the correct dates and other Refuge specific regulations.

2018 Upland Game Regulations

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.

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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