Snowshoe Hike Event
Saturday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Snowshoeing is easy to learn and fun for all ages. Adult and child snowshoes provided. FREE.
Moonlight Ski and Hike
Saturday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bonfire, refreshments, and an exhilarating ski or hike under a full moon! Bring your own skis. FREE.
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.
The monarchs that originated in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. migrate to Mexico. In winter month they can be found on one of 12 mountains.
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
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is considering interested cattle producers (other species will be considered) to graze on a designated 1500 areas on the Refuge. The grazing cells consist of mainly prairie openings with woodland, and wetland habitat types. The refuge is seeking producers with herds consisting of roughly 120-150 animals or 100-125 cow/calf pairs. The grazing period will be from May 1st to September 1st.
For more information, please see attached press release below or contact Assistant Refuge Manager, Greg Dehmer, at 763-389-3323. Refuge Seeks Cattle Grazing Interest
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
2017 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. 2017 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: Feb 08, 2017