Follow signs with clues to help Carly Crane solve the mystery of her missing egg, as you walk a self-guided loop at the beginning of the Platte River Trail. Interpretive programs for schools and other groups, as well as guided walks, may be offered throughout the spring, summer and fall. Contact the refuge or Friends of Crane Meadows for more information.
Calendar of Events 2015
May 9, 2015
Are you interested in learning about birds and want to know what species can be found around Little Falls during the Spring migration? Join other birders on May 9th at Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge for a morning walk along the Platte River on the Platte River Trail. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Crane Meadows and is free and open to the public. The walk begins at 8:00 am at the Refuge Headquarters and will be about 2 hours long. Refreshments will be served at the end of the walk in the Refuge Shop. Wear your walking shoes and bring your binoculars. Loaner binoculars will be available at the trailhead if needed. Additional birding may be offered if there is interest. For more information call the Refuge Headquarters at 320-632-1575.
June 13, 2015
Platte River Clean-up Day
Do you like to canoe or want to learn how? The Friends and Staff of Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge along with the Royalton Lions invite you to the Platte River Cleanup Day on June 13, 2015. Take a leisurely float down the river while picking up garbage. Enjoy the birds, scenery, being outdoors, and maybe even fishing while helping the river. The day begins at 8:00 am and usually ends by noon. Meet at the Refuge Headquarters for your assignment. Some canoes, paddles, and life jackets are available but you are welcome to bring your own. Drop off and pick up service is provided by Refuge staff or volunteers. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the end of the clean up. Please call the Refuge for more information, to sign up, and check on canoe availability. 320-632-1575.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2014
Backyard Bird Feeder Day
Do you like to bird watch and would like to see more of your feathered friends in your yard or need a gift for that hard to buy for person? The staff and Friends of Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge invite you to build a bird feeder during the sixth annual Backyard Bird Feeder Day on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Come between 9:00 am and noon to the Refuge maintenance building. Due to a limited number of kits, there may be a restriction of one bird feeder per family. Snowshoeing will be available weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the Refuge at 320-632-1575.