Lake Zahl National Wildlife Refuge


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Lake Zahl National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Crosby WMD
PO Box 148
Crosby, ND 58730

Phone:701-965-6488
Fax:701-965-6487
Web: www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/recEdMore.cfm?ID=62561
Established: 1939.
Location:30 miles north of Williston, North Dakota; refuge is divided by State Highway 50.
Facilities:Visitor contact station.
Activities:Hunting, hiking, bird watching.
Special Features:The Lake Zahl area was homesteaded in the late 1800s and early 1900s; farming was the primary land use during that era. Lake Zahl was established in 1939 following the Great Depression and extreme drought of the 1930s. Land purchasing continued through the 1940s.
Habitats: 3,739 acres of mostly native prairie around two large semi-permanent marshes.
Access: Open during hunting season; a special permit is required for other times.
Wild life: Giant Canada geese, migratory and nesting waterfowl, pheasant, grouse, partridge, and deer.

See other parks in North Dakota.