The Sullys Hill National Game Preserve will be open 8 a.m. to sunset every day.

The Friends of Sullys Hill are planning three very special events in honor of Earth Day, which falls on Saturday, April 22 this year.

First, they will have a booth at the Children’s Learning and Safety Fair being held in the Burdick Arena Saturday morning.

Second, later that afternoon they are hosting a spring cleaning event and opening the auto tour route through the Sullys Hill National Game Preserve.

Third, the popular Auto Tour through the big game region and access to the Devils Lake Overlook will open for the year.

Children’s Learning and Safety Fair

The Children’s Learning and Safety Fair will be held 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Burdick Arena. Look for the Friends of Sullys Hill booth, one of the many booths at the fair that will have hand-on activities available for youngsters.

Remember, children must be accompanied by an adult at the fair.

Spring Cleaning at Sullys Hill

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to roll up their sleeves and help with the clean-up at the refuge between 1 and 3 p.m.

This would be the perfect outing for the entire family or a service club, for example, to enjoy some fresh air and the satisfaction of seeing results from your labors as you help clear walking and hiking paths of debris, pick up garbage and perform the other tasks needed to get Sullys Hill ready to open for the season.

Open the Gate!

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 the Sullys Hill Auto Tour and access to the Devils Lake Overlook opens.

Other dates ahead to take note of at Sullys Hill include the Second Saturday Events which begin Saturday, May 13 with the 7 a.m. Chautauqua Bird Walk led by Jim and Marsha Samson. Meet at the Visitor Center, bring binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather.

Muffins, fruit and refreshments follow the walk in the Visitors Center.

At 1 p.m., also on Saturday, May 13, there will be an Amphitheater Presentation: Chahinkapa Zoo Birds of Prey and celebrate Migratory Bird Day with family fun activities from 1 - 4 p.m.

Saturdays, June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12: Science at Sullys Hill at 1 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 9 Second Saturdays at Sullys Hill presents a 1 p.m. Amphitheater Presentation of Joe Wiegand as Teddy Roosevelt.

Fall Wagon Tours will take place Thursday evenings 1 hour before sunset leaving from the Visitors Center on Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5.

These are excellent opportunities to hear the elk call, or trumpet, to one another.

Visitors Center

The Sullys Hill Visitor Center is open regular hours during the summer months Wednesdays through Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Visitor Center is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and on federal holidays.  

You can visit anytime!

The Sullys Hill National Game Preserve is open 8 a.m. to sunset every day. It is an excellent place to see North American bison, elk, white tail deer and the many other animals and birds that make the preserve their home.

For a current schedule of activities and events visit Sullys Hill National Game Preserve on Facebook or the web.  

You may also call the Visitor Center at 701-766-4272 for a current recording of hours and scheduled events.