Passes, Stamps and Permits

America the Beautiful Senior Lifetime Pass
  • America the Beautiful Passes

    There is no entrance fee at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. However, there are a series of passes available at  Refuge Headquarters that cover the entrance and standard amenity fees charged for using other federal recreational lands. These include Senior, Military, Annual, Access, and Every Kid in a Park Passes. You can find out more at recreation.gov/pass and store.usgs.gov/pass.

    Passes are available at Refuge Headquarters at 17076 293rd Ave NW, Zimmerman, MN during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4 pm. Due to staff shortages, please call ahead at 763-389-3323 on the day you plan to visit to ensure the office is open. They are NOT available on weekends or federal holidays. We accept cash or check only for all passes that require a fee.

  • Federal Duck Stamp

    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 click here.

    Federal Duck Stamps are available at Refuge Headquarters at 17076 293rd Ave NW, Zimmerman, MN during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4 pm. Due to staff shortages, please call ahead at 763-389-3323 on the day you plan to visit to ensure that the office is open. They are NOT available on weekends or federal holidays.

  • 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 Rules and Regulations page. Contact Refuge Headquarters for more information at 763-389-3323.

    Commercial Activities SUP Application

    General Activity SUP Application

    Research & Monitoring SUP Application