Stewart Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Stewart Lake National Wildlife Refuge

North Dakota

(701) 548-8110

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Overview

By executive order in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Stewart Lake National Wildlife Refuge as a breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The 2,230-acre refuge is in Slope County in southwestern North Dakota; its headquarters are in Coleharbor, North Dakota, from where it is administered as part of the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This refuge has fee-title lands and conservation easements.The centerpiece of the refuge is a 197-acre impoundment constructed in 1936. This impoundment wetland serves as breeding, brooding, and migration habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. Large wetlands are not typical in western North Dakota and Stewart Lake serves as an oasis in a generally well-drained landscape. The uplands surrounding the impoundment are characterized by short- to mid-grass prairie and planted wildlife cover. Stewart Lake was once a popular gathering place for picnicking, swimming and fishing activities. The Service does not allow hunting or fishing at Stewart Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

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Activities

  • Fishing

    The Service does not allow hunting or fishing at Stewart Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Directions

Driving

Stewart Lake NWR is located in Slope County about eight miles southwest of Amidon, North Dakota.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(701) 548-8110