Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.

Features

  • Wildlife Drive

    Wildlife Drive Status

    Open to vehicles! Come drive/hike/bike this 7.3 mile 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. Road conditions are muddy in spots.

  • National Wildlife Refuge System Logo

    National Wildlife Refuge System

    Sherburne is only one of over 560 refuges in the US. This map shows the network of public land dedicated to protecting habitat for wildlife!

    National Wildlife Refuge System Map

  • Friends Logo

    Friends of Sherburne NWR

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

    Learn More

  • Monarch_Caterpillar_June

    As Monarchs Head North

    Monarchs are on their way north. As milkweed plants begin to grow watch for eggs and caterpillars.

    Report Your Sightings

Refuge Updates

Refuge Trails and Drive

Hiking trails and Wildlife Drive remain open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset daily. Get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air while maintaining social distancing! Please visit only if you are feeling healthy. We ask you to stay home if you're feeling sick.

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Recent Sightings and Guides

Are you wondering what you will see while visiting Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge? Check our Recent Sightings and Guides page to see sightings recorded by staff and visitors using eBird or iNaturalist. Electronic field guides specific to the refuge can also be found here.

Recent Sightings and Guides

Not Issuing Passes

Senior Pass

Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily not issuing America the Beautiful Passes at Refuge Headquarters. These federal lands passes include the Senior Annual and Lifetime, Annual, Military, Access, and Every Kid Outdoors (4th Grade) passes.

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Refuge Map, Trails & Regulations

Refuge Regulations and Map

Click below to download a map of the refuge, our trails and important information to know before you visit. The Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive is open for the season! Brande Road is closed to vehicle traffic for the season and will reopen on September 1st.

Public Use Regulations & Map

Hunting Regulations & Map

Hunting Regulations & Map

The refuge offers waterfowl, small game and deer hunting during state seasons. Brande Rd. entrance off CR 9 is open Sept. 1 until winter closure.

Sherburne Hunting Regulations & Map

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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