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Quick Facts
Designation: North Dakota State Scenic Backway
Length, One-Way: 19 Miles (31.67 Kilometers)

General Information

Description - This byway provides excellent opportunities to view wildlife in a natural setting including nesting and brood-rearing waterfowl, raptors and other migratory birds. Deer, wild turkeys, and other wildlife are frequently seen along the 19-mile route.

Attractions - The Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway is known for it's Natural and Recreational Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : This backway is located in the northwestern part of the state. It begins at US Highway 52, six miles south of Kenmare, and ends at Ward County Road 1.

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ICON Scenic Driving Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway
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More Information

Additional Information:
North Dakota Scenic Byways - North Dakota's Scenic Byway Program includes four byways and two backways which explore scenic, natural, cultural, archaeological, and recreational areas throughout the state.
North Dakota Wildlife Refuges -

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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