Passes, Stamps and Permits

America the Beautiful Senior Lifetime Pass
  • America the Beautiful Passes

    **Out of an abundance of caution, we are not issuing America the Beautiful Passes at Refuge Headquarters until further notice.**

    These federal lands passes cover the entrance and standard amenity fees charged for using other federal recreational lands. These include Senior Annual, Senior Lifetime, Military, Annual, Access, and Every Kid Outdoors Passes. You can find out more and purchase/apply for your pass at and

  • Federal Duck Stamp

    **Out of an abundance of caution, we are not selling Federal Duck Stamps at Refuge Headquarters until further notice.**

    Federal Duck Stamps are conservation revenue stamps; 98 percent of the $25 purchase price goes directly to help acquire and protect wetland habitat and purchase conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and more than 300 other refuges were established or expanded using Duck Stamp Dollars!

    When you purchase a Federal Duck Stamp you are supporting conservation, purchasing a collectible stamp, gaining free entry to fee-based refuges, and they are also required to hunt migratory waterfowl. For more information and how to purchase online click here.

  • Special Use Permits

    Special Use Permits may be issued for research, wood cutting, trapping, commercial filming, and other activities on the refuge that are compatible with current wildlife management plans and which help meet certain objectives. 

    Commercial still photography does not require a Special Use Permit. For commercial still photography regulations, reference the Visitor Activities page. Contact Refuge Headquarters for more information at 763-389-3323.

    Commercial Activities SUP Application

    General Activity SUP Application

    Research & Monitoring SUP Application