Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Address:36289 SH 65
McGregor, MN 55760

Phone:218-768-2402
Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/ricelake
Established: 1935.
Location:East-central Minnesota, 5 miles south of McGregor.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, auto tour route, trails, picnic areas.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting.
Special Features:Local Chippewa use traditional methods to harvest a portion of the wild rice crop from Rice Lake each year.
Habitats: 18,300 acres of bog lands, shallow lakes, glacial ridges, and 4,500-acre Rice Lake.
Access: Daily during daylight hours.
Wild life: Mallard, wigeon, wood duck, Canada geese, snow geese, sandhill crane, sharp-tailed grouse, red and gray fox, river otter, northern pike, buffalo fish, yellow perch, walleye and crappie.

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