Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

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Rates

  • Free admission

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Located on a Lake or River

  • ST FRANCIS

Directions

  • From Elk River, MN take Highway 169 North and take the exit for Sherburne County Road 9. Go west on Co. Rd. 9 four miles to the entrance to the refuge where an information kiosk can be found.

Other Date Information

  • Refuge is Open Year round. Refuge Headquarters: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Oak Savanna Learning Center: Open for education and appointments only. Trails are open sunrise-sunset daily & the Wildlife Drive is open sunrise-sunset seasonally (mid-April-late- Oct)

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Afternoon Snowshoe

    Afternoon Snowshoe

    16797 289th Ave NW
    Zimmerman, MN 55398
    Call: (763) 389-3323
    Toll Free: (877) 721-4295 x 13

    Join us for a fun day of exploring all the wonder that nature provides in the winter season. Snowshoes for children and adults are available to borrow or bring your own. Bonfire, treats and drinks provided by Friends of Sherburne. This event is free and open to the public.

  2. Moonlight Ski/Hike

    Moonlight Ski/Hike

    16797 289th Ave NW
    Zimmerman, MN 55398
    Call: (763) 389-3323
    Toll Free: (877) 721-4295 x 13

    Join us for a Valentine's themed Moonlight Ski or Hike under a full moon! Explore a short trail illuminated by luminaries by ski or on foot. Warm up after at a bonfire and with warm treats and beverages provided by the Friends of Sherburne. This event is free and open to the public.

  3. Sandhill Crane Tours

    Sandhill Crane Tours

    16797 289th Ave NW
    Zimmerman, MN 55398
    Call: (763) 389-3323
    Toll Free: (877) 721-4295 x 13

    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 4th. No reservations will be taken prior to September 4th.

    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

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