Passes, Stamps and Permits

America the Beautiful Senior Lifetime Pass
  • America the Beautiful Passes

    As of March 19, 2020, in-person pass sales are suspended while Refuge Headquarters is closed.

    Sales of the America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, also called Interagency Passes, are currently available only online. Please be aware that delays in fulfilling online pass orders may occur. Due to the backlog created by the COVID-19 outbreak, receipts will be accepted through July 31, 2020.

    4th Grade and Military Annual Passes are available only at on-site locations. Therefore they are unavailable until Refuge Headquarters reopens and resumes pass sales.

    To purchase a 2020 Senior Annual, 2020 Annual, Access or Senior Lifetime Pass, visit the USGS Online Store. You can find more information about these passes and fee areas, order online or plan your trip to federal public lands at Recreation.gov.

    Learn more about the passes available for purchase:


    There is no entrance fee at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. However, we do issue America the Beautiful Passes at Refuge Headquarters at 17076 293rd Ave NW, Zimmerman, MN 55398 during regular hours (Refuge Headquarters is currently closed to the public).

    **We are able to accept check ONLY for all passes that require a fee**

    NOTE: Per regulations, passes may not be given as a gift and must be signed at the time of purchase, with the exception of the America the Beautiful Annual Pass. Picture identification will be required at the time of purchase and some passes require additional documentation.

  • Federal Duck Stamp

    As of March 19, 2020, in-person sales of Federal Duck Stamps are suspended while Refuge Headquarters is closed.

    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 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