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.
Make Way for Mexico
Have you noticed groups of monarchs? They are getting ready to migrate and will be arriving at their wintering grounds about Halloween.
Track Their Journey
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
In late September, migrating flocks begin to arrive from the north. By the middle of October, the refuge hosts thousands of cranes as they roost at night in refuge wetlands, and then fly out to area croplands to forage during the day. Swing by the Refuge HQ, or take a look at this map below to find more information about the best crane viewing areas at, and near, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. The current count is 8,800 cranes!Crane Viewing Map 2016
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is going to be continuing with a 986 acre habitat restoration in October. A few sections of the refuge south of CR 4 will be closed during this restoration. Click on the link for more information about the restoration, and a map of the closed areas.South Spur Restoration Information and Map
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
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: Oct 19, 2016