National Wildlife Refuge
|Marshall County Road 7
Middle River, MN 56737
Phone Number: 218-449-4115
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|A large Franklin's gull colony of approximately 20,000 breeding pairs is located on the refuge.|
Tours and educational programs are given upon request. Special events such as satellite transmission of Fish and Wildlife Service outdoor classrooms are arranged. The refuge has hosted and is involved in the regional Envirothon. Various educational trunks, posters, videos, etc., are available for school use.
Deer hunting is allowed in accordance with Minnesota's deer firearm season regulations and special refuge regulations. An accessible stand is available upon request.
Lost Bay Habitat Drive is a four-mile, self-guided, auto drive. Headquarters Hiking Trail is a half-mile, self-guided, foot trail. Interpretive kiosks are located on Marshall County Road 7 and at refuge headquarters. A small visitor contact station at the headquarters has displays and mounts. The refuge hosts an annual open house in the summer. Each September the public is invited to help with capturing and banding ducks.
Agassiz is listed as one of the top 50 wildlife viewing areas in the lower 48 states and one of the best 100 birding sites in North America. The refuge is one of 45 birding sites along the Minnesota Pineto Prairie Birding Trail extending between Fergus Falls and Warroad. Wildlife viewing is best from May to October. The four-mile habitat drive, Marshall County Road 7, and roads bordering the refuge provide ample wildlife viewing opportunities. In addition, one observation tower and one deck are located on Marshall County Road 7. To access the tower a key has to be checked out during office hours. There are three walking trails: two are universally accessible trails, being 0.5 mile and 0.7 mile, and another is 0.25 miles. There is a wildlife observation blind along the two longer trails.https://intranet.fws.gov/Refuges/profiles/recreation.cfm?pg=re
Refuge Headquarters Office - Open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Visitor Contact Station - Open 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday - Friday; Seasonally (June) open Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Wildlife Drive/Outdoor Facilities - Open daily from May to October, dawn to dusk.
There is no entrance fee.
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