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J. Clark Salyer
National Wildlife Refuge

Snow geese come in two color phases. The white phase is almost entirely white other than the black-tipped wings. The blue phase has a white head with a bluish-gray body.
681 Salyer Road
Upham, ND   58789
E-mail: jclarksalyer@fws.gov
Phone Number: 701-768-2548
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A large flock of snow geese takes flight over a wetland at J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The Refuge is available as a field trip destination by arrangement with Refuge staff.

Fishing is permitted on 14 public fishing areas in accordance with state fishing seasons and regulations. During a series of wet years, fishing can be excellent for northern pike and walleye. Ice fishing is permitted on all Refuge waters between the dates of December 15 and the end of the state fishing season.

Various portions of the Refuge are open to deer, waterfowl, grouse, partridge, pheasant, wild turkey, and fox hunting in accordance with state seasons and regulations. Contact the Refuge Manager for information on specific areas, yearly dates, and regulations pertaining to hunting on a national wildlife refuge.

A 22-mile auto tour trail beginning at the headquarters and winding through the southern portion of the Refuge before ending at State Highway 14 helps explain wildlife management programs and describes the marshland, wooded river bottoms, and sandhills along the route. The trail is in generally good condition from early May through September.

A 5-mile auto trail leading north from the Newburg Road is open to the public. The trail goes through prairie grasslands and along the river marsh. The trail is usually open from May 1 to September 15. Travel is not advised during wet weather.

A unique 13-mile stretch of natural river bottoms rich in beauty, woodlands, and wildlife is open to canoeing. Floaters have the choice of traveling the entire length or a 5½-mile portion. This trail is a designated a National Recreation Trail.

Wildlife Observation
A wildlife observation tower and ramp are available at the Refuge headquarters. The varied habitats of the Refuge attract more than 250 bird species, and wildlife photography is often rewarding. A Refuge bird list and information on specific species are available at the headquarters.

Refuge areas are open from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. Office hours are weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, except on Federal holidays.

Entrance Fees
The Refuge does not charge an entrance fee.

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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