Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge22996 - 290th St NE (Co. Rd. 7)
Middle River, MN 56737-9754
12 mi N of Thief River Falls on MN Hwy 32, then 11 mi E on 22996 290th Street (Marshall County Rd 7)to Refuge Headquarters. Watch for highway directional signs.Get Directions
61,500 acres in the Aspen Parkland Area, 38,000 are wetland. A Globally Important Bird Area with 298 bird species recorded. Bird-watching best during spring and fall migrations. Moose, wolves, river otter and fisher are unique. One of the 50 best places in U.S. to observe a diversity of birds and mammals and one of 100 best places in N. America to observe birds. View wildlife from Lost Bay Habitat Drive, Headquarters, Maakstad and Rodahl Hiking Trails, 290 St. NE and adjacent township roads.
Hours & DatesOffice open year round, excluding federal holidays. M-F, 7:30am-4pm. Also on Sundays in June from 1-5 p.m. Lost Bay Habitat Drive & Maakstad & Rodahl Hiking Trails open April-May-October. Headquarters Hiking Trail (0.5 mile long) open year round.
Free admission to the refuge & facilities and all organized activities. Refuge open sunrise to sunset on designated hiking trails and Lost Bay Habitat Drive during open time periods.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 7 reviews
This is a National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) which has been bought and paid for with money from the sales of Federal Duck Stamps. This NWR that is located in NW Corner of Minnesota near Middle River, MN...
— BluegooseTraveler, August 1, 2017
The area sort of reminds me of the Everglades: big grassy wetlands with occasional clumps of trees. I would expect that a birder would have a ball in a place like this during migration, The ranger...
— Pixelpanderer, October 3, 2015
My mom and I come here and take our dog for walks, and just to drive around and look at wildlife. It is a great place but the times that it is open are very inconvenient. A place such as this, in my...
— Ritabirdy, July 4, 2013
It is a beautiful drive to get there from Thief River Falls and even longer the day we went there. There was a detour that added at least a 1/2 hour more to the drive - good thing we weren't in a...
— Marilyn G, June 27, 2012
Kids were there for a field trip and Lynda was GREAT and the kids had a BLAST!!
— Debbie W, March 29, 2012