Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

35704 CR 26
Rochert, MN 56578- Map It
Phone: (218) 847-2641

AAA Editor Notes

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is at jct. CRs 26 and 29. The 43,000-acre refuge is a nesting ground for bald eagles, trumpeter swans, ducks, geese and grouse. Tamarac also is a sanctuary for 250 species of birds and 50 different mammals including gray wolves, black bear, porcupine and fisher. Facilities are available for hiking, canoeing, kayaking and cross-country skiing. The visitor center at the junction of CRs 26 and 29 contains exhibits and has a brochure outlining a 5-mile self-guiding driving tour that can be driven May through October (weather permitting). Hunting and fishing are permitted, although restrictions apply. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Refuge open daily 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Visitor center open Mon.-Fri. 8-4 (also Sat.-Sun. 10-5, mid-May to mid-Oct., and the first and third Sun. of the month 10-5, Nov. 1 to mid-May). Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.