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Crane Meadows
National Wildlife Refuge

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19502 Iris Road
Little Falls, MN   56345
E-mail: cranemeadows@fws.gov
Phone Number: 320-632-1575
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Crane Meadows Refuge hosts one of the largest nesting populations of greater sandhill cranes in Minnesota.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Educational programs are available for organized groups to learn about the refuge. Contact the refuge office for more information.

Interpretive panels highlighting the wildlife and natural resources of the refuge are planned for the Platte River Trail as funds become available.

Wildlife Observation
The 3.5-mile Platte River Trail is available for wildlife observation and photography throughout the year during daylight hours. When snow has accumulated, the trail is open for cross-country skiing. Hiking and snowshoeing are permitted to the side of ski tracks.

Refuge Headquarters - Open Monday - Friday as staff schedules permit. Staff are often out of the office, working on the refuge. Visitor information leaflets are available outside the office.

Outdoor Facilities - The Platte River Trail is open year round during daylight hours.

Entrance Fees
There is no entrance fee.

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