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Traverse Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (320)-563-4586 Distance: 9.31 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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Morris Wetland Management District National Park

8 Activites Phone: (320)-589-1001 Email: morris@fws.gov Distance: 30.12 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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Orwell Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (218)-736-6463 Distance: 31.43 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: 36.77 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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Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (320)-273-2191 Email: northerntallgrassprairie@fws.gov Distance: 37.99 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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Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (888)-463-9856 Email: info@mnrivervalley.com Distance: 46.69 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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Waubay Wetland Management District National Park

3 Activites Phone: (605)-947-4521 Email: waubay@fws.gov Distance: 47.18 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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Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (320)-273-2191 Email: bigstone@fws.gov Distance: 47.24 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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Waubay National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (605)-947-4521 Email: waubay@fws.gov Distance: 49.60 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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Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (701)-724-3598 Email: tewaukon@fws.gov Distance: 49.81 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: 49.81 miles

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

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Lac Qui Parle Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (320)-269-6303 Distance: 61.11 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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Clara Barton National Historic Site

Rank: 316 1 Activites Distance: 74.34 miles

Clara Barton dedicated her life and energies to help others in times of need - both home and abroad, in peacetime as well as during military emergencies. Glen Echo was her home the last 15 years of her life and the structure illustrates her dedication and concern for those less fortunate than herself.

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Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (218)-439-6319 Email: hamdenslough@fws.gov Distance: 82.18 miles

Eastern forest dramatically gives way to the western prairie at Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge. Hardwood forests stretching from the Atlantic seaboard rapidly shift to the vast western prairie at this picturesque refuge. Prior to settlement, this diverse vegetation was attractive to wildlife, and the area teemed with waterfowl, upland birds, bison, wolves, and other prairie wildlife. W...

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Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (605)-885-6320 Email: sandlake@fws.gov Distance: 85.93 miles

Congress established Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in 1935 as a refuge and breeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife. The Refuge has 21,498 acres of prime wildlife habitat consisting of open lakes and wetlands, grasslands, woodlands, and croplands. Famed for its spectacular concentrations of wildlife, Sand Lake NWR has been listed as one of the top 15 birding sites in the ...

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Sand Lake Wmd National Park

3 Activites Phone: (605)-885-6320 Email: r6rw_sdl@fws.gov Distance: 89.56 miles

The 9,000 square mile Sand Lake Wetland Management District (WMD), located in north-central South Dakota, encompasses a rich diversity of wildlife habitat. The eight county district (Brown, Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, McPherson, Potter, Spink, and Walworth Counties)is located within three distinct physiographic regions, the Missouri Coteau, the James River Basin, and the Lake Dakota Plain.The weste...

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Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District National Park

3 Activites Phone: (218)-847-4431 Email: detroitlakes@fws.gov Distance: 91.45 miles

Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District is located in northwest Minnesota and includes the counties of Becker, Clay, Mahnomen, Norman, and Polk - an area of approximately 6,000 square miles. The district is divided into three general landscape areas, roughly equal in size. From west to east, these are: the Red River Valley floodplain, the glacial moraine/prairie pothole region, and the har...

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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (218)-847-2641 Email: tamarac@fws.gov Distance: 91.62 miles

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge covers 42,724 acres and lies in the glacial lake country of northwestern Minnesota in Becker County, 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes. It was established in 1938 as a refuge breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Refuge topography consists of rolling forested hills interspersed with lakes, rivers, marshes, bogs and shrub swamps. The toke...

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Tamarac Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 96.63 miles

The Tamarac Wilderness now contains a total of 2,180 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Minnesota. In 1976 the Tamarac Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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Litchfield Wetland Management District National Park

2 Activites Phone: (320)-693-2849 Email: litchfieldwetland@fws.gov Distance: 105.50 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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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (612)-230-6400 Distance: 105.98 miles

The country's longest continuous system of public urban parkways, this has been the preeminent urban parkway system for more than a century. Lovely parks, trails, lakes and parkways surround the city of Minneapolis. Enjoy the Chain of Lakes, Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Minnehaha Falls, and much more.

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Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway National Park

Distance: 105.98 miles

####Outdoor Excitement in a Relaxing Setting#### The Gunflint Trail passes through the northeastern corner of Minnesota near the Canadian border. The pastoral landscape of the Superior National Forest is a quiet nature destination where animals outnumber people. Travel the Gunflint Trail and experience views of beautiful Lake Superior in the byway's starting point, Grand Marais, and from the 1...

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Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (800)-428-2030 Distance: 105.98 miles

In the small communities and scenic beauty of this byway, visitors find art galleries, antique shops, Amish tours, historic sites, cave tours, and museums. Parks, forests and the Root and Mississippi Rivers provide opportunities for many recreation options, including canoeing, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, cycling, wildlife watching, fishing, and photography.

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Lady Slipper Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (218)-335-8633 Email: mikemartin@fs.fed.us Distance: 105.98 miles

The Lady Slipper Scenic Byway runs through the same forest, lake, and river country where the Ojibwe tribe of Native Americans lived at the head of the Mississippi River. Chief Oziwindib (Chief Yellowhead), who guided the explorer Schoolcraft to the true headwaters of the Mississippi, lived in villages on Star Island and at Knutson Dam. The natural scenery along the byway includes close forests ...

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Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (218)-829-2838 Distance: 105.98 miles

Like nature's table of contents, the lakes and woods of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway are chapters filled with many recreational opportunities and adventures just waiting to be discovered. With the wink and wit of Paul Bunyan lore slipped in for fun, sites and events turn easily into sparkling memories.

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