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 alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors 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.


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    American Redstart

    This colorful visitor is commonly seen on the Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge during spring and summer months.

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    American Bald Eagle

    An American icon of independence, the bald eagle is a welcomed sight on wildlife refuges and almost anywhere else.

  • Ducklings


    Thirteen different species of ducks raise their young in Refuge grasslands and wetlands.

Items of Interest

Junior Duck Stamp

The Junior Duck Stamp program provides opportunities for children to learn about wetlands and waterfowl. Learn more about the North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp art contest by following the link below.

North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp
Refuge Vision

Refuge Vision

Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge Complex will be preserved, managed, and enhanced as a part of the tallgrass prairie wetland ecosystem capable of supporting migratory birds and other native wildlife and plants for the benefit of present and future generations. The Complex will provide an environment where a diversity of native tallgrass prairie, wetlands, plants, wildlife, and their natural processes can be observed and explored. It will provide a place where people can learn about wildlife and their habitats and enjoy wildlife-dependent recreation.

About the Complex

Tewaukon Complex

Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Tewaukon 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