Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

17076 293rd Ave
Zimmerman, MN 55398

(763) 389-3323 (Phone)

(877) 721-4295 x13 (Toll Free)

(763) 389-3493 (Fax)

Region: Central


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Rates

  • Free admission.

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Located on a Lake or River

  • ST FRANCIS

Directions

  • From Princeton, MN take Hwy 169 south 4 miles to the exit for Co. Rd. 9. Go west on Co. 9 four miles to the entrance to the refuge where an information kiosk can be found.

Other Date Information

  • Year round. Office: M-F 8am-4:30pm; Trails: sunrise-sunset daily; Wildlife Drive: sunrise-sunset mid-Apr-Oct.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled

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Events

  1. Bird Tour

    Bird Tour

    17076 293rd Ave
    Zimmerman, MN 55398
    Call: (763) 389-3323
    Toll Free: (877) 721-4295 x13

    Meet your guide at the Mahnomen Trail to learn about native birds at the refuge. Amateur and expert birders are invited! Binoculars are available to borrow for the hike.

    FREE

    Registration requested but not required

  2. Nighttime Exploration

    Nighttime Exploration

    17076 293rd Ave
    Zimmerman, MN 55398
    Call: (763) 389-3323

    Join refuge staff for a special nighttime hike! Bring your observation skills and dress for the weather.

  3. Sandhill Crane Tours

    Sandhill Crane Tours

    17076 293rd Ave
    Zimmerman, MN 55398
    Call: (763) 389-3323
    Toll Free: (877) 721-4295 x13

    By the middle of October, the refuge hosts thousands of cranes as they roost at night in refuge wetlands, and then fly out to area croplands to forage during the day. Join us for a guided tour of their roosting area on the refuge!

    Reservations are required and begin September 1st. No reservations will be taken prior to September 1st.

    FREE

    Meet at the Oak Savanna Learning Center (16797 289th Ave NW. Zimmerman, MN) and then car caravan out to a closed area of the refuge

  4. Wildflower Tour

    Wildflower Tour

    17076 293rd Ave
    Zimmerman, MN 55398
    Call: (763) 389-3323
    Toll Free: (877) 721-4295 x13

    Join us for a tour to see wildflowers and native grasses whose colors and textures decorate the prairie and oak savanna landscape. Led by Refuge Volunteer Robin DeLong.

    Meet at the Oak Savanna Learning Center (16797 289th Ave NW, Zimmerman, MN)

    FREE

    Registration requested but not required

  5. Wildlife Festival

    Wildlife Festival

    17076 293rd Ave NW
    Zimmerman, MN 55398
    Call: (763) 389-3323
    Toll Free: (877) 721-4295 x13

    This wildlife festival is open to the public. Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Sherburne invite you to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at their 25th annual Wildlife Festival. The public is invited to enjoy a variety of family-oriented activities featuring live birds, reptiles and other animals from the MN Zoo and U of M Raptor Center, horse-drawn wagon rides, nature crafts, trail exploration, and wildlife discovery. Food trucks will be on site during the event. Event site located at the refuge's Oak Savanna Learning Center, off of CR 9, in Zimmerman, Minnesota.

    Course dates and times: September 29, 2018, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

    Cost: FREE

    Registration: Registration is not required.

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