Features

  • Flooded LML Trail 4/25/18

    Trail Conditions

    Please see the most up to date information for trail conditions and pending or current closures here:

    Trail Conditions

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    RV Volunteers Wanted

    The refuge and Wetland Management District are recruiting for resident RV volunteers!

    Learn more about RV volunteer opportunities

  • Brushworks Academy art exhibition

    Refuge Art Gallery

    Our November 2019 gallery exhibition "Pollination: Nature's Connection of a Life" from Brushworks School of Art

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    Have fun and learn!

    The refuge offers many different programs and events throughout the year. Check often to find an event for you.

    Click here for programs and events

News

Current Education & Visitor Center Hours

Bloomington: 7 days a week 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Rapids Lake: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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State Trail Open House and Comment Period

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Learn about the MN Valley State Trail right of way proposal evaluation process at an Open House Dec 5.

State Trail Open House Dec 5

Hunting Information

Sunrise duck hunt by USFWS

Attention hunters! You can find current information about hunting on the Refuge by visiting our Rules and Regulations page. Download a copy of our hunting brochure to take along with you too!

Refuge Rules and Regulations

Discover Minnesota Valley NWR

Discover Nature App

Download our refuge apps for Apple and Android to play our wildlife trivia game or learn about the refuge through virtual signs.

Nature at Your Fingertips
Recreation Passes

America the Beautiful Passes

Federal Lands Pass

Annual and Lifetime passes are in stock! Purchase your pass at our Bloomington visitor center to support Refuge visitor services projects and programs. (payment via cash or check only, identification required).

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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