Spring Celebration of Nature
Join us on Saturday, May 13 for a FREE family event that includes the Friends' plant sale, pollinator information, crafts, and bird walks!
Federal Lands Passes at Sherburne
Get your Access, Senior, Military, Annual, and Every Kid in a Park Pass at Sherburne! Call 763-389-3323 to learn more.
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.
Wildlife Drive Open
The Wildlife Drive is open for the season! Come enjoy this 7 mile auto-tour loop any time from dawn to dusk.
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
This spring, a 1964 Hiller UH-12D Helicopter will do an aerial seeding on refuge land located south of Sherburne CR 4 and east of CR 15. This seeding will create a diverse under-story of grasses and flowers, which are critical for maintaining healthy habitats. South Spur Helicopter Annoucement
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: Apr 26, 2017