Directions, Address & Contact Info
Refuge Headquarters is located 11 miles east of Holt, Minnesota on Marshall County Road 7. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge 22996 290th Street NEMiddle River, Minnesota 56737-9653Phone: 218/449-4115Email: Agassiz@fws.gov
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Point of InterestLost Bay Habitat Drive is a four-mile self-guided auto drive. Maakstad Hiking Trail is a quarter-mile foot trail along the auto drive. A one-half mile self-guided foot trail is located at the Refuge Headquarters. The drive and trails provide opportunities for nature study, wildlife photography, and observation. All are open from May through October, during daylight hours. For a unique view of the Refuge and surrounding area, a 100-foot observation tower is located near the Refuge Headquarters. You can obtain a key for the tower during office hours during snow-free months. Know Before You GoWhen planning a trip to the Refuge, it is important to wear appropriate footwear for hiking and to dress for the weather. Consider bringing water, food, binoculars, field guides, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and anything else that might make your outdoor experience more enjoyable.
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Moose have roamed Agassiz Refuge for decades. In recent years moose have dramatically declined. Researchers say the decline may be as a result of disease, parasites, a warming climate or some combination of all three.