Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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    Valentine's Ski and Afternoon Snowshoe

    Celebrate and embrace winter by getting outside! Join us for a romantic moonlight ski on Feb. 16 and an afternoon hike on Feb. 23!

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    Sherburne Photography Club

    Interested in sharing your work and learning more about photography? They welcome you to join them on the second Wednesday of every month!

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    Federal Lands Passes at Sherburne

    Get your Access, Senior, Military, Annual, and Every Kid in a Park Pass at Sherburne! Call 763-389-3323 to learn more.

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    Friends of Sherburne NWR

    The National Wildlife Refuge System owes its existence to committed citizens. See what Sherburne's dedicated Friends are up to!

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    National Wildlife Refuge System

    Sherburne is only one of over 560 refuges in the US. This map shows the network of public land dedicated to protecting habitat for wildlife!

    National Wildlife Refuge System Map

Recent Updates

2019 Events Calendar

2019 brings about another lovely year at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, and another year of FREE, family friendly activities! Check out the link below to find out what events we have in store, and check out our Refuge Map and Regulations to see how you can explore the refuge throughout the year.

Events Calendar

Recent Sightings and Guides

Are you wondering what you will see while visiting Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge? Check our Recent Sightings and Guides page to see sightings recorded by staff and visitors using eBird or iNaturalist. Electronic field guides specific to the refuge can also be found here.

Recent Sightings and Guides

America the Beautiful Passes

Senior Pass

Senior Lifetime, Senior Annual, Annual, Military, Access, and Every Kid in a Park (4th Grade) passes, along with the Federal Duck Stamp, are available at our Refuge Headquarters.

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Refuge Map, Trails & Regulations

Refuge Map & 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. The Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive and Brande Road are closed to vehicle traffic for the season and will reopen in spring 2019 and on September 1st, respectively.

Refuge Map & Regulations

Hunting Maps & Regulations

Hunting Regulations & Map

The refuge offers waterfowl, small game and deer hunting during state seasons. Click below to download the regulations and map for details. 2018 UPDATE: Brande Rd. entrance off CR 9 is open Sept. 1 until winter closure and will be maintained for vehicle access to Long Pool through firearm deer season. Following that it will close when weather warrants.

Sherburne Hunting Regulations & Map

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.

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