Bring your skis and meet at the Blue Hill Trail for a guided cross country ski, or hike, through the prairie and woods of the refuge.
Federal Lands Passes at Sherburne
Get your Access, Senior, and Every Kid in a Park Pass at Sherburne! Available 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Monarchs Fill Reserve Skies
Our monarchs have made it past the critical winter storm period. In March they will start to migrate north.
As Temperatures Rise - Butterflies Take to the Skies!
Friends of Sherburne NWR
The National Wildlife Refuge System owes its existence to dedicated citizens. See what Sherburne's dedicated Friends are up to!
Refuge Map, Trails & Regulations
A map of the refuge, our trails and important information to know before you visit are included on the PDF below. Click on the link to download.
*Please note: The Wildlife Drive is officially closed for the winter, but will reopen in the spring when weather and road conditions permit. Refuge Maps & Regulations (PDF)
Hunting Maps & Regulations
Sherburne Refuge offers waterfowl, small game and deer hunting during State seasons. Download the map and regulations PDF for detailed information.
Please be aware that hunting areas located south of CR 4 will be closed periodically from October 1, 2015 to April 1, 2016. Click here for more information. Sherburne Hunting Regulations & Map
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
We have exciting events planned for 2016! From snowshoeing to wildflower walks, there is something for everyone. Click on the link below to download our event schedule or visit our upcoming events page to learn more. We hope to see you soon!2016 Event Schedule
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is considering interested cattle producers (other species will be considered) to graze on two designated areas on the Refuge. One grazing cell is approximately 2,266 acres and the second is 4,670 acres. Both grazing cells consist of mainly prairie openings with woodland, and wetland habitat types. The refuge is seeking producers with herds consisting of roughly 120-150 animals or 100-125 cow/calf pairs. The grazing period will be from May 1st to September 1st.
For more information, please see attached press release below or contact Assistant Refuge Manager, Greg Dehmer, at 763-389-3323. Refuge Seeks Cattle Grazing Interest
Refuge wetlands provide habitat for up to 40 pairs of breeding sandhill cranes each year. The unison call of these tall, stately birds is a treat to hear in spring, and by mid-summer, an observant visitor may be treated to the sight of one or two rusty-colored ‘colts,’ following their parents and learning to forage on insects and other invertebrates.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016