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Litchfield Wetland Management District National Park

2 Activites Phone: (320)-693-2849 Email: litchfieldwetland@fws.gov Distance: 1.87 miles

Litchfield Wetland Management District is located on the eastern edge of the Prairie Pothole Region in central Minnesota. Here, just a little south of the famous mythological Lake Wobegone where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average," more than 33,000 acres of Service-owned land and 8,000 acres of wetland easements provide outstand...

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (763)-389-3323 Email: sherburne@fws.gov Distance: 48.28 miles

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is located in the east central region of the state, approximately 50 miles northwest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area and 30 miles southeast of St. Cloud. The refuge protects 30,665 acres of habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. The primary mission of the refuge is to represent a diverse biological community characteristic of the transit...

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (952)-854-5900 Email: minnesotavalley@fws.gov Distance: 51.91 miles

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is located within the urban and suburban areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is a green belt of large marsh areas bordered by office buildings, highways, residential areas, and grain terminals. The refuge is comprised of eight linear units totaling approximately 12,500 acres, spanning 34 miles of the Minnesota River. The focal point of the refuge...

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Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District National Park

Phone: (952)-854-5900 Email: minnesotavalley@fws.gov Distance: 51.91 miles

The Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District (WMD) is a fourteen-county district located in east central Minnesota. It includes portions of the Minnesota, Cannon, and Mississippi river watersheds. The Service works to protect the area's natural landscape through private lands habitat restorations, acquisition of waterfowl production areas (WPAs), and management of FmHA conservation ease...

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Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (320)-632-1575 Email: cranemeadows@fws.gov Distance: 59.20 miles

Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1992 to preserve a large, natural wetland complex. The 1,825-acre refuge is located in central Minnesota and serves as an important stop for many species of migrating birds. It harbors one of the largest nesting populations of greater sandhill cranes in Minnesota. Habitats include native tallgrass prairie, oak savanna, and wetlands with de...

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Mississippi River - St. Anthony Falls Pool National Park

2 Activites Phone: (608)-687-3011 Distance: 61.77 miles

Represents the head of navigation for the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and is located in downtown Minneapolis. The USAF Visitor Center is located at the Upper Lock and is open to the public year around. The Visitor Center provides an excellent view of the historic falls, the Minneapolis skyline and the historic mill ruins along the banks of the river. This area is within the ...

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Mississippi River - Pool 1 National Park

1 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 64.66 miles

Located within the Upper Mississippi River Valley between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides excellent deep draft boating opportunities and scenic views of the metropolitan riverfront. This pool is within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area corridor. There is an observation ...

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Big Stone Wetland Management District National Park

1 Activites Phone: (320)-273-2191 Email: bigstone@fws.gov Distance: 64.91 miles

The purpose of Big Stone Wetland Management District (WMD) is to acquire and manage Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in Lincoln and Lyon counties. District staff also serve private land resource interests by providing technical assistance for Department of Agriculture programs and restoring wetlands on private lands. Currently there are eight WPAs, two FmHA conservation easements and ...

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Lac Qui Parle Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (320)-269-6303 Distance: 66.80 miles

Lac qui Parle was constructed for flood control in the Minnesota River Valley. The project is best known for its fishing and waterfowl hunting. It is known as the best walleye fishing in Western Minnesota, and has good populations of channel catfish, smallmouth bass, northern pike, bluegills and crappies. Lac qui Parle Lake is part of a State wildlife management area and is a major stopping poi...

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Mississippi National River & Recreation Area Park

Rank: 225 8 Activites Email: miss_info@nps.gov Distance: 69.29 miles

In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing. Other spots are excellent for birdwatching, bicycling and hiking. And there are plenty of visitor centers that highlight the history and science of the Mississippi River. If you are interested in the Mississippi River, this is a great place to start your exploration.

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Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (888)-463-9856 Email: info@mnrivervalley.com Distance: 74.46 miles

Along the byway you will find a wide variety of history, agriculture, and culture. Located along the Minnesota River, the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway is a destination in itself. Although time has brought changes, the river valley remains as beautiful as ever. Hardwood forests, 3.8-billion-year-old granite outcrops, and lush prairie grasses remain for you to enjoy. State and local ...

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Morris Wetland Management District National Park

8 Activites Phone: (320)-589-1001 Email: morris@fws.gov Distance: 76.70 miles

The Morris Wetland Management District includes 244 waterfowl production areas, encompassing over 50,000 acres scattered throughout an eight-county area. Like other wetland management districts in the prairie states, the goal of the Morris District is to restore and protect sufficient wetland and grassland habitat to meet the needs of prairie wildlife, particularly breeding waterfowl, as well as ...

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Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (320)-273-2191 Email: bigstone@fws.gov Distance: 81.45 miles

Straddling the headwaters of the Minnesota River in extreme west-central Minnesota, Big Stone Refuge is within the heart of the tallgrass prairie's historic range. Today, less than one-percent of tallgrass prairie remains. Big Stone Refuge serves as the "keeper of the prairie" by working to maintain and restore native prairie habitat while providing optimum nesting cover for water...

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Mississippi River - Pool 2 National Park

1 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 83.11 miles

Located within the Upper Mississippi River Valley between St. Paul and Hastings, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides excellent deep draft boating opportunities and scenic views of the metropolitan riverfront. Pool 2 is within the Mississippi National River and Rrecreation Area corridor. There is an observation pla...

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Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (218)-768-2402 Email: millelacs@fws.gov Distance: 83.79 miles

Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1915 and is known as the smallest refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The refuge is comprised of two small islands (0.57 acres total) over a mile from shore on Lake Mille Lacs in north-central Minnesota. The islands are boulder and gravel outcrops important for colonial nesting birds, including common terns, ring-billed and herring...

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Windom Wetland Management District National Park

1 Activites Phone: (507)-831-2220 Email: windomwmd@fws.gov Distance: 89.83 miles

The Windom Wetland Management District acquires and manages waterfowl production areas, enforces wetland easements, and provides conservation assistance to landowners in 12 southwestern Minnesota counties. The landscape is dominated by intense, row-crop agriculture, which has led to the drainage of most wetlands and widespread water quality problems. Deteriorating drainage tile systems and the ...

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Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (320)-273-2191 Email: northerntallgrassprairie@fws.gov Distance: 90.32 miles

Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge was established to provide a means of working with individuals, groups, private organizations, and government entities to permanently preserve a portion of the remaining remnant tracts of northern tallgrass prairie in Minnesota and Iowa. The Fish and Wildlife Service is acquiring remnant prairie tracts for the refuge in both easement ...

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St. Croix Wetland Management District National Park

4 Activites Phone: (715)-246-7784 Email: stcroix@fws.gov Distance: 92.39 miles

Lying along the eastern edge of the tallgrass prairie in west-central Wisconsin, the St. Croix Wetland Management District encompasses a fascinating diversity of habitats. Within the eight-county district, one can travel north through the high river bluffs of Pepin County, to the prairie potholes of St. Croix County, and then to the pine barrens of Burnett County. The distr...

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Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Park

Rank: 141 8 Activites Phone: (715)-483-2274 Email: sacn_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 93.00 miles

The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 255 miles of clean water gliding or rushing past a lush green landscape, with glimpses of human presence. Choose to canoe and camp amid the Northwoods, or boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns. This river corridor provides bountiful scenic views and a haven for wildlife near a major metropolitan area. Plan a visit!

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Mississippi River - Pool 3 National Park

4 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 98.43 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Hastings, MN and Red Wing, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the smaller shallow draft boats. There is excellent fishing below Lock and Dam 3 at Red Wing...

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Mississippi River Headwaters - Cross Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (218)-692-2025 Distance: 110.72 miles

You will find something unique about a vacation in Minnesota's lake country. The six unique lakes, Gull Lake, the Whitefish Chain (Cross Lake), Big Sandy Lake, Pokegama Lake, Leech Lake, and Lake Winnibigoshish, are roughly bounded by a triangle from Brainerd to Bemidji to Grand Rapids in central Minnesota. Campfires and sunsets and the peacefulness of the water make each day a special event. Fro...

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Eau Galle Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (715)-778-5562 Distance: 111.71 miles

The Main Day Use Areas is located in a scenic area with steep hills, valleys, bluffs, streams and lakes. Highland Ridge Campground is located in a heavily wooded area approximately 4 miles south of I-94.

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Orwell Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (218)-736-6463 Distance: 112.36 miles

Much of the project area is used for wildlife habitat development by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Many lakes in vicinity.

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Fergus Falls Wetland Management District National Park

4 Activites Phone: (218)-739-2291 Email: fergusfallswetland@fws.gov Distance: 112.59 miles

The Fergus Falls Wetland Management District was established in 1962 with the initiation of the Accelerated Small Wetlands Acquisition Program. It includes the counties of Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Wadena and Wilkin. The mission of the district is to identify, protect, and restore the tallgrass prairie/wetland ecosystem and associated habitats and to provide opportunities for outdoor rec...

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