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Sullys Hill
National Game Preserve

A cow and calf bison stand beside one another among the prairie grasses.  While adult bison are dark brown in color, calves have much lighter tan fur.
2107 Park Drive
Saint Michael, ND   58370
E-mail: sullyshill@fws.gov
Phone Number: 701-766-4272
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This Preserve is one of only a few national wildlife refuge properties nationwide managed for bison and elk.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Sullys Hill NGP has two classrooms, Nature Nook and Wildlife Workshop, which are available to schools and other groups by reservation. Videos, slide presentations, and specialized classes can be arranged. Curriculum guides and other resources are available if the group leader would like to organize an event. There are numerous opportunities for hands-on learning available for any age group.

If you can't get your class to the Preserve, bring a wetland to your class by reserving the Wetlands Education Trunk. The trunk contains games, stories, puppets, books and other exciting information focusing on wetlands. For more information about the Regional Conservation Learning Center please contact Sullys Hill NGP staff.

An outdoor amphitheater, located on the shore of Sweetwater Lake, is open during summer months for environmental programs. A variety of family-oriented programs are scheduled each summer and are always free of charge. Programs are open to the public and announced prior to the event. The amphitheater is also available to individuals or groups wishing to schedule an event.

A 4-mile, self-guided auto tour route is open from May to October. It provides many wildlife viewing opportunities as it passes near wetlands and through the woods and prairies of the big game pasture. Two overlooks, Devils Lake Vista and Sullys Hill Overlook, provide breathtaking views of the area. The Devils Lake Vista is handicapped accessible. Auto tour pamphlets are available at the visitor center.

A 1-mile Nature Trail is provided near the visitor center. The Nature Trail passes through woodland and wetland habitats and provides a glimpse into the life of beavers, songbirds, and waterfowl. A portion of the trail is handicapped accessible through an adjacent parking area.

Wildlife Observation
Sullys Hill NGP provides very unique wildlife viewing and photography opportunities. Many bird species not normally found in the more open areas of the state are found in the wooded areas of the Preserve. Spring and fall migration periods are the peak times to view and photograph a diversity of wildlife species, although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. Approximately 1-1/2 miles of trails are maintained for cross country skiing during the winter. Snow conditions determine the availability of trails.

Visitor Center hours vary, but are posted throughout the summer.

Auto Tour and Nature Trail are open daily from dawn to dusk, May through October.

Entrance Fees
A daily permit is required for visitors using the auto tour route, unless they possess an annual pass or lifetime passport. Daily permit - $2.00 Annual pass - $12.00 Daily permits are available at the entrance to the auto tour route. Other passes are available at the visitor center, including a Sullys Hill National Game Preserve Pass ($12.00) valid for 1 year from date of issue; a Golden Eagle Passport ($65.00); Golden Age Passports for those 62 years of age or older ($10.00); or the Golden Access Passports free for the blind or permanently disabled. A current Federal Duck Stamp, valid from July 1 to June 30, is also accepted.

Use Fees
The Refuge does not charge user fees (i.e., hunt fees, camping fees, boat launch, meeting rooms rental fees, auto tour fees, guided tour fees, etc.).
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