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Rice Lake National Refuge

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Come And Enjoy The Golden-Winged Warblers!

My wife and I traveled here this July and were delighted by what we found. This NWR is located in... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2017
BluegooseTraveler
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New York Mills, Minnesota
Short visit - beautiful area

Nice place to hike and drive through. Saw several deer, geese, gross and many other birds. Lots... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2016
rjnjway
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Aug 18, 2017
“Come And Enjoy The Golden-Winged Warblers!”
Apr 22, 2016
“Short visit - beautiful area ”
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This 18,000-acre preserve is home to an impressive array of wildlife.
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

My wife and I traveled here this July and were delighted by what we found. This NWR is located in east central Minnesota near the town of McGregor. It was established to preserve valuable habitat for waterfowl. We enjoyed the auto tour, observation deck, the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to hike and drive through. Saw several deer, geese, gross and many other birds. Lots of history tied to this area as well.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank rjnjway
Reviewed October 30, 2015

always fun to go thru this refuge n see what wildlife we can spot there are a few lakes and a nice long trail to follow with your vehicle every trip tru brings a spotting of some new wildlife

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank lisaley2014
Reviewed June 11, 2015

Check for ticks! We picked up plenty. The trails were marked and we learned about the wild rice and history of the place which was interesting.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank SarahGraceDesigns24
Reviewed April 21, 2015

A great year round treat. Fun self guided auto tour with map and points of interest. Lots of trails, with surprisingly varied habitat. Indian burial grounds. Good place to kayak and fish. We live ten minutes away and go all the time. Free admittance....can't beat...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank William W
Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a treasure! Displays in the Visitor's center are interesting and drive through the refuge is fabulous!

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank djd0366
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Rice Lake and the surrounding 18,000 acres is a delight for the wildlife enthusiast. Coming in mid-October during the height of the migrations must be a truly astonishing experience, but it would be most interesting at any time. The visitor center is very informative and...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Rosecrans
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