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Lac Qui Parle Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (320)-269-6303 Distance: 2.03 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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Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (888)-463-9856 Email: info@mnrivervalley.com Distance: 15.16 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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Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (320)-273-2191 Email: bigstone@fws.gov Distance: 18.71 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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Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (320)-273-2191 Email: northerntallgrassprairie@fws.gov Distance: 29.67 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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Morris Wetland Management District National Park

8 Activites Phone: (320)-589-1001 Email: morris@fws.gov Distance: 38.52 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 Wetland Management District National Park

1 Activites Phone: (320)-273-2191 Email: bigstone@fws.gov Distance: 51.23 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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Traverse Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (320)-563-4586 Distance: 64.35 miles

The Lake Traverse Project is a multipurpose project located on the Minnesota ? South Dakota border. The project consists of two dams, one dike and two lakes, Traverse and Mud. The main purpose of the project is to control flooding along the northward flowing Bois de Souix River, which joins the Ottertail River to become the Red River of the North. The significant feature of the project is the B...

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Litchfield Wetland Management District National Park

2 Activites Phone: (320)-693-2849 Email: litchfieldwetland@fws.gov Distance: 64.48 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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Pipestone National Monument Park

Rank: 255 2 Activites Phone: (507)-825-5464 Email: PIPE_Interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 74.40 miles

For countless generations, American Indians have quarried the red pipestone found at this site. These grounds are sacred to many people because the pipestone quarried here is carved into pipes used for prayer. Many believe that the pipe's smoke carries one's prayer to the Great Spirit. The traditions of quarrying and pipemaking continue here today.

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Waubay Wetland Management District National Park

3 Activites Phone: (605)-947-4521 Email: waubay@fws.gov Distance: 75.22 miles

Waubay Wetland Management District (WMD) is located in the "Coteau des Prairie," or prairie hills region of South Dakota. It includes more than 300 waterfowl production areas (WPA) in six counties of northeastern South Dakota. The WPAs range from 40 acres to more than 1,600 acres in size, comprising a total of 40,000 acres. WPAs provide vital wildlife habitat in a landscape of cropland and pasture...

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Waubay National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (605)-947-4521 Email: waubay@fws.gov Distance: 77.94 miles

"Waubay," means "a place where numbers of birds make their nests" in the Dakota language. The Refuge encompasses 4,650 acres of wetlands, native tallgrass prairie, and bur oak forest that provide a wide variety of nesting habitat for more than 100 species of waterfowl, song birds, and upland game birds as well as 140 additional bird species during migrations. Mammals include species from the ever ...

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Orwell Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (218)-736-6463 Distance: 83.80 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: 87.17 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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Windom Wetland Management District National Park

1 Activites Phone: (507)-831-2220 Email: windomwmd@fws.gov Distance: 87.64 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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Madison Wetland Management District National Park

1 Activites Phone: (605)-256-2974 Email: madisonwetlands@fws.gov Distance: 95.20 miles

The Madison Wetland Management District (WMD) was established to preserve wetlands and manage habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. Headquartered in Madison, South Dakota, the District staff manages 38,500 acres of upland and wetland areas, called waterfowl production areas (WPA). The wetlands found on WPAs also help prevent flooding in rainy years by storing the water while it slowly percolat...

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Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (320)-632-1575 Email: cranemeadows@fws.gov Distance: 98.43 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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Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (701)-724-3598 Email: tewaukon@fws.gov Distance: 104.13 miles

Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in southeastern North Dakota along the western edge of the northern tallgrass prairie. The Wild Rice River flows through the Refuge and then into Lake Tewaukon. Established in 1945, the 8,363-acre Refuge is located in the Prairie Pothole Region, one of the most biologically productive areas on earth.

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Tewaukon Wetland Management District National Park

4 Activites Phone: (701)-724-3598 Email: Tewaukon@fws.gov Distance: 104.13 miles

Tewaukon Wetland Management District is managed together with the Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge.

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (763)-389-3323 Email: sherburne@fws.gov Distance: 108.70 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: 113.92 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: 113.92 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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James Diversion Reservoir National Park

6 Activites Phone: (605)-353-7145 Distance: 122.11 miles

The James Diversion Dam and Reservoir are located on the James River in east-central South Dakota about 17 miles north of Huron. The reservoir has approximately 960 water surface acres, 521 land acres and 85 miles of shoreline. Recreation activities are managed by the SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks. There is a public-use area, a picnic area, and boating. Available fish species include cr...

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Mississippi River - St. Anthony Falls Pool National Park

2 Activites Phone: (608)-687-3011 Distance: 126.09 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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Huron Wetland Management District National Park

4 Activites Phone: (605)-352-5894 Email: huronwetlands@fws.gov Distance: 126.15 miles

The public lands of Huron Wetland Management District (WMD), called waterfowl production areas (WPAs), are a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. National wildlife refuges and WPAs are vitally important to wildlife and people. These lands are managed to provide habitat for endangered species, migratory birds, and other wildlife and to provide places for people to learn about and enjoy wild...

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