Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, North Dakota.

Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1936 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The Refuge serves as an important migration corridor for waterfowl and shorebirds. Up to 22 species of shorebirds have been sighted on the Refuge during the month of July. 

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Kellys Slough NWR covers portions of Blooming, Lakeville and Rye Townships of Grand Forks County. The main parking area is 8 miles west and 3 miles north of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Signs on U.S. Highway 2 direct visitors to the Refuge, where there is a parking area, an elevated viewing platform, several informational signs, and two walking trails.

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