Kellys Slough NWR

Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge

  • Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in northeastern North Dakota within the ancient glacial Lake Agassiz region. This unique landscape was shaped by the action of glaciers and waves, and later was covered by tall grass prairie rich with native grasses such as big bluestem, Indian grass, and switchgrass. Kellys Slough NWR is located in Blooming Township of Grand Forks County. The main parking area is 8 miles west and 3 miles north of the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Signs on U.S. Highway 2 direct visitors to the Refuge, where you will find an expanse of wetland and grassland habitats, elevated viewing platforms, and nature trails.
  • Directions: A 2-mile auto tour route begins 3 miles north of U.S. Highway 2. Interpretive signs are located on the turnouts along the tour route. These turnouts are great locations for viewing wildlife. The signs provide information on area wildlife and wildlife habitat. 

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