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Sullys Hill Nature Trail

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The Sullys Hill Nature Trail is a scenic loop trail which gives the visitor a unique chance to walk through numerous ecosystems not usually found together in North Dakota. With a visitation of approximately 60,000 a year, Sullys Hill provides an incredibly diverse and vibrant sampling of North Dakota’s natural wonders. From the trail, the visitor has a chance to see wildlife, birds, wetlands, woodlands, native grasslands and Devils Lake (the largest natural lake in North Dakota).

In 1904, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve was set aside by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Preserve is 1,674 acres and is comprised of a big game unit, as well as a separate hay unit. The wooded, glacial moraine hills and native grasslands of Sullys Hill are a unique setting in North Dakota. Sullys Hill is one of only four refuges nationwide which are managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve American bison. Visitors can also observe elk, white-tailed deer, and wild turkeys.

Length 1.5 miles
Grade average 1% with an area of 9%, and a maximum of 47% going up a staircase
Surface mixture of paved, wood chips, compacted soil and wood
Amenities benches, parking, trailer parking, restrooms, visitor center, potable water


Located on the south shore of Devils Lake on Highway 57.

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Contact Information

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Devils Lake Wetland Management District
P.O. Box 286, Fort Totten, ND 58335
Ph. 701.766.4272