Lake Nettie National Wildlife Refuge

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Lake Nettie National Wildlife Refuge

North Dakota

(701) 442-5474

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Overview

Lake Nettie NWR is in west central North Dakota near the community of Turtle Lake. Historically, the area was glaciated pothole country. Today, natural runoff in the spring causes habitat flooding and maintains water levels in Mud Lake marshes which are part of the flow through Turtle Creek drainage. Additional open water habitat is provided by the 400 acre Lake Nettie which is a closed basin, semi-saline and highly productive of sago pondweed. Local natural and man-made drainage supplies water to Lake Nettie and the adjoining, privately owned Little Crooked Lake. The refuge's wetland complex of 1,285 acres produces and supports many waterfowl and other species of birds and mammals. Nettie's proximity to Lake Audubon (5 miles to the east) makes both refuges more significant as migration rest areas. The refuge provides a site for educational classroom studies including continuing education for teachers. Nettie is important because of it's large native grassland and wetland base and it's potential for management.

Map of LAKE NETTIE NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 47.615421, -101.015854

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Activities

  • Hunting

    Deer hunting is permitted. All other wildlife hunting is strictly prohibited.

Directions

Driving

LOCATED IN WEST CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. TAKE HIGHWAY 41 OUT OF TURTLE LAKE THEN TRAVEL 8 MILES NORTH AND TURN LEFT (WEST) ON COLEHARBOR ROAD 8 FOR 4.5 MILES.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(701) 442-5474