Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway

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Kenmare Des Lacs Lake, Kenmare, ND

The Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway, found in the northwest corner of North Dakota, provides excellent opportunities to view the rolling hills and wooded draws of the Des Lacs Valley. The most striking experience this backway offers is the excellent wildlife viewing opportunities found at the refuge.

More than 250 species of birds have been seen here and include waterfowl, raptors and many other migratory birds. Deer, moose, and other wildlife are also seen along this route. Top 5 Points of Interest Five species of nesting grebes Hiking trails and interpretive sites along backway route Large concentration of migratory waterfowl with up to 300,000 snow geese Contemporary historic sites along the route One-of-a-kind historic Danish Mill located in Kenmare.

Top Features
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Self-Guided Tours
All Features
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Open Year 'Round