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Mille Lacs
National Wildlife Refuge

common tern on nest

Mille Lacs County, MN   
E-mail: millelacs@fws.gov
Phone Number: 218-768-2402
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Tiny Mille Lacs Refuge has one of only four common tern breeding colonies in Minnesota.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Fishing is a popular sport within Lake Mille Lacs and is regulated by the State of Minnesota.

Interpretive signs describing the common tern nesting colony are located at major boat-access points around Lake Mille Lacs.

Wildlife Observation
The refuge is accessible only by boat and is marked with a "limited disturbance" area. Landing on the island is discouraged, but colonial birds can be observed from offshore.

Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters - Open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

Entrance Fees
There is no entrance fee.

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