• Snowshoe Event

    Afternoon Snowshoe

    Saturday, Feb. 22, 1 pm to 4 pm, FREE. Snowshoeing is easy to learn and fun for all ages! Adult and child snowshoes provided.

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    Sherburne Photography Club

    Interested in sharing your work and learning more about photography? They welcome you to join them on the second Wednesday of every month!

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  • Federal Duck Stamp 2018-19

    Federal Duck Stamp

    Sherburne and 300+ other refuges have been purchased/expanded with Duck Stamp Dollars! The Duck Stamp is available at Headquarters.

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    Become a Volunteer!

    In the spring, we kick off the field season with volunteer trainings and opportunities. Want to help? Click below for more information!

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    Friends of Sherburne NWR

    The National Wildlife Refuge System owes its existence to committed citizens. See what Sherburne's dedicated Friends are up to!

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Refuge Updates

Grazing Permit Applications

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We are accepting applications for 2020 grazing permits in select areas of the refuge through February 21, 2020.

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Winter Activities

Snowshoeing at Sherburne

Mahnomen Trail was groomed and tracks were laid for classic cross-country skiing on Tuesday, February 18 and they are in great condition! Skis are not available for rent, you must bring your own equipment. Snowshoes are available for FREE same day checkout while snow conditions allow! Pick them up at Sherburne Refuge Headquarters during office hours (M-F, 8-4, closed federal holidays). Snowshoes need to be returned by 3:30 pm daily. For more information please call 763-389-3323!

Public Events

2020 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.

Events Calendar
Refuge Map, Trails & Regulations

Refuge Regulations & Map

A map of the refuge, our trails and important information to know before you visit are included on the PDF below. The Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive and Brande Road are closed to vehicle traffic for the season and will reopen in spring 2020 and on September 1st, respectively.

Public Use Regulations & Map

Hunting Regulations & Map

Hunting Regulations & Map

The refuge offers waterfowl, small game and deer hunting during state seasons. Click below to download the regulations and map for details. 2018 UPDATE: Brande Rd. entrance off CR 9 is open Sept. 1 until winter closure and will be maintained for vehicle access to Long Pool through firearm deer season. Following that it will close when weather warrants.

Sherburne Hunting Regulations & Map

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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