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Canoeing the Refuge

Directions, Address & Contact Info

Uniquely located in North Central Minnesota where the pines meet the prairie, Tamarac Refuge can be found just 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, MN or 25 miles west of Park Rapids, MN.

Contact Us:
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
35704 County Hwy 26, Rochert, MN 56578
Phone: 218-847-2641 Email:

Point of Interest

Escape to the wilderness at this 43,000-acre wildlife Refuge. A visitor center and wildlife drive offer spectacular vistas of the pristine lakes and marshes that host an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy hiking trails, historic sites, hunting and fishing.
NOTE: The Visitor Center is currently under construction for an energy retrofit and will be closed through the summer of 2013.

Know Before You Go

When planning a trip to the Refuge, it is important to dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes for walking. Bring water, snacks, binoculars, field guides, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a camera. 

Pets are welcome, however must be leashed or kept under control at all times. Trapping does occur on portions of the refuge for wildlife management purposes through the winter months and pets, especially dogs, could unintentionally be caught.

Download a Refuge Map   

Last Updated: Jan 07, 2013
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